ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
All buildings fronting on the public streets shall be numbered in conformity with the following provisions:
(a) Odd numbers shall be given to buildings on the west and south sides of streets and avenues, and even numbers to those on the east and north sides of the same.
(b) On streets and avenues running north and south, the numbering shall commence with 101 at the northwest and southwest corner of each street or avenue at their intersection with Main Street, and shall increase north and south at the rate of 100 numbers for each block or space between streets or avenues, the numbers alternating from side to side.
(c) On streets or avenues running east and west, the numbering shall commence with 101 at the southeast and southwest corner of each street or avenue at their intersection with Broadway Street, and increase east and west from Broadway Street at the rate of 100 numbers for each block or space between streets, the numbers alternating from side to side.
(d) All lots on Broadway Street shall be numbered on the basis of 22 feet for each number, except from Van Buren south and Washington Avenue north shall be 33 feet. All lots on Main and Monroe Streets, east and west of Broadway Street shall be numbered on the basis of 22 feet for each number of 6th and 7th streets respectively. Also lots on other streets running east and west from Broadway Street shall be numbered on the same basis of 22 feet to the first alley, or if no alley, to the center of the block. All other lots or tracts on all other streets or avenues shall be encumbered on the basis of 33 feet for each number.
(e) Any resident building, setting on what constitutes two or more numbers shall take the first number indicated.
(f) Any business building covering more than one number as herein indicated and occupied by one individual, company or corporation, shall include all numbers covered. All numbers in the business section (ground floor) occupied by more than one occupant and divided by partition; the room nearest place of beginning of numbering shall take the whole number and the next room the same number plus the sum of one-half. All upstairs numbers shall be by room numbers of the building number or numbers in which they are located.
(Code 1972, 20-1)
The owner of each house or building shall place on his or her house or building in a conspicuous front position the proper number in plain Arabic figures, and which shall be at least three inches in length, the same to be neat and durable. All numbers shall be securely placed.
(Code 1972, 20-2)
All buildings hereafter erected or moved to another location within the city shall be immediately supplied with its proper number. When any number placed upon a house or building in accordance with these requirements is removed for the purpose of painting the house or building or for any other purposes, the same shall be replaced within 10 days after the purpose of the removal shall have been accomplished.
(Code 1972, 20-3)
It shall be the duty of the builder or owner of any house newly built or located to apply to the office of the city clerk for the proper number to be affixed to the house, and the city clerk shall determine and assign the proper number.
(Code 1972, 20-4)
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct or install or cause to be constructed or installed any awning, canopy or marquee supported in whole or in part by posts or other supports set into the sidewalk, street or parking. All such structures lawfully installed shall be hung in such a manner as to clear the sidewalk at least 7 feet; provided, nothing herein shall be construed to apply to any such overhanging structures which shall otherwise be supported than by posts or supports set into the sidewalk, street or parking.
(Code 1972, 20-7)
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, install, operate or maintain any gasoline or oil pump or compressed air device within the city in any place where it is necessary that the persons served by any such pump or device stop their vehicles in the streets or alleys while receiving such service, or to locate such pumps or devices in or on any public property without permission of the governing body; provided, each day such pump or device is kept or maintained in any such place shall be considered a separate offense.
(Code 1972, 20-8)
It shall be unlawful for any person to haul over or across any paved streets or alleys of the city any loose material of any kind including dirt, garbage, manure, gravel, sand, fodder, trash or refuse of any kind except in a vehicle so constructed as to prevent the escaping, splashing or spilling of the substance therein contained or hauled.
(Code 1972, 20-10)
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to walk upon drive or ride over or across any pavement or any uncompleted grading or sidewalk construction in the course of construction before the same shall have been opened for public travel.
(Code 1972, 20-11)
It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct any gutter by means of weather, cinders, wooden bridge or other material used for constructing any driveway or for any other purpose, or at any time to place anything in any street or alley the effect of which is or might be to interfere with the free flow of water along the drains or gutters which may be in any street or alley for the purpose of conducting water from one place to another along such street or alley, or in any way to change or interfere with the grade or drainage of any street or alley; provided, the city manager may grant, as a part of the permit authorized by section 13-114, a permit for temporary crossings across gutters, curbs, parking and sidewalks during any such construction.
(Code 1972, 20-15)
It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct any street or alley in the city by placing or depositing therein any building materials of any kind or to use such streets and alleys in any manner for the storing of building materials to be used in connection with construction on abutting lots or to obstruct any such street or alley in any way in connection therewith by erecting barricades or otherwise without first securing a permit from the city manager to obstruct or make such private use of any street or alley. The applicant for such permit shall in writing give the lot or street number of the place the work is proposed to be carried on and describe the necessary requirements for the use of the street or alley and the estimated duration of such need, and the city manager may endorse on such application his or her permission upon directing the attention of the applicant to the requirements of this section. The enforcement of the city manager of any such application shall constitute the permit for encumbering the street or alley with building material or earth necessary for the improvement. All such encumbrances shall be sufficiently barricaded and lighted and shall be equivalent to the requirements of barricading any work as provided in section 13-117. The person carrying on the work, by using the street or alley, shall be liable to the city for any failure to neglect in guarding the place the work is carried on. Upon the completion of the improvement on the abutting lot, the contractor or person in charge thereof shall clean up the premises thoroughly within 10 days after the completion of the work.
(Code 1972, 20-16)
It shall be unlawful for any person to cut pavements or make excavations in the streets, alleys or public grounds in the city for any purpose without first obtaining a permit authorizing such cutting or excavation. The permit shall be issued by the city clerk only upon the approval of the city manager, upon the payment to the city clerk of the fees herein required to be paid as liquidated damages, the same to be used for the replacement of the pavement by the city.
(Code 1972, 20-17)
When any person desires to obtain a permit for the purposes stated in section 13-111 when it is desired to cut pavements for making an excavation in any street, alley or public grounds, he or she shall pay the following fees per square yard: for the first square yard or fraction thereof of the pavement to be cut, $10.00; and for each additional square yard, $5.40; and for bituminous mat, $5.00 fire square yard and $3.00 for each additional square yard or fraction thereof. When it is desired to make excavation in any unpaved street, alley or other public grounds in the city, the permit shall be issued without the payment of any fee. All fees received hereunder shall be deposited in the general operating fund of the city. Upon the payment of any such fee to the city clerk, he or she shall issue a receipt therefor and a permit with the signature of the city manager authorizing the work to be done and specifying the location of the work and how the same shall be done.
(Code 1972, 20-18)
Any person having obtained such a permit shall backfill all trenches or ditches or excavations made by them. All streets, sidewalks and alleys excavated must be restored to as good a condition as the same were previous to the excavation, and dirt, stones, or other rubbish shall be removed immediately upon the completion of the work; and it shall be the duty of any such person making such excavations or backfilling the same, to follow the directions and supervision of the city manager or some city officer or employee acting under his or her directions. Should any such work be done improperly, the city manager shall have the right to condemn the work and have it corrected to conform to the requirements of the city.
(Code 1972, 20-19)
No person shall cut any curb and gutter in or along any street in this city without first having obtained a permit from the city clerk upon the approval of the city manager. The applicant shall furnish such information as shall be necessary to show that the work is to be done in accordance with accepted standards, and the work shall be subject to inspection by the city manager or any person acting under his or her direction.
(Code 1972, 20-20)
When any permit shall be issued for the cutting of a curb or gutter for the purpose of constructing a driveway to private grounds or for any purpose the following regulations shall be observed: The driveway or other entrance shall be cut down to the level of the gutter, sloping downward from the sidewalk grade to the grade of the gutter and the same shall be paved and constructed according to standard specifications as may be approved by the city manager. The driveway or entrance shall not be less than 10 feet wide and the portion thereof touching the gutter at the curb line at the side thereof shall be rounded off by a turnback with a radius of not less than three feet. The construction thereof shall be done in a workmanlike manner as to make the paved driveway or other entrance an integral part of the curb and gutter. In the event that any sidewalk crossed shall not meet the standard specifications for paving, the same shall be reconstructed in accordance with such specifications.
(Code 1972, 20-21)
When any street is paved, curbed or guttered in the city, any person owning land abutting thereof and who may desire to construct a driveway from the curb line to the lot line may do so in accordance with the provisions of sections 13-114 and 13-115 upon notifying the city manager and receiving a permit therefor from the city clerk, which shall be issued as in the case of a permit for cutting a curb but without the payment of any fee. All such driveways from the curb line to the abutting lot line shall be constructed at the expense and cost of the property owner applying for such permit.
(Code 1972, 20-22)
It shall be the duty at all times of every person who shall have charge of making an excavation or obstruction adjacent to or under any sidewalk or street of the city during the progress thereof to maintain proper barricades, safety guards and red lights for the protection of the traveling public.
(Code 1972, 20-23)
No such work or excavation shall be allowed to remain overnight without sufficient barricades and without being illuminated with lights or flares from one-half hour after sunset and until one-half hour before sunrise; provided at all times a fence, with at least three strings of good six inch boards nailed not less than 18 inches apart to posts firmly set in the ground or otherwise securely fixed and placed with the posts not to be more than six feet apart with the top thereof not less than four and one-half feet from the surface of the sidewalk or street or public ground, shall be sufficient barricade. The lights or flares shall be sufficient in number and be so placed as to show the full extent of the work or excavation.
(Code 1972, 20~24)
It shall be the duty of any officer or employee of the city or any contractor or other person or corporation making excavations in or otherwise obstructing any street, alley, sidewalk, or public grounds of the city, or in any way performing any work in such places which may be dangerous to the public, to place suitable warning signs and barricades around or about such excavations or works, and in the nighttime to keep and maintain a sufficient number of red lights or lighted torches in such manner as to warn the public of the danger of such excavations or . works; provided, the city manager is authorized to direct the placing of such barricades, warning signs, or lights and he or she may if the public safety requires it during the progress of any such work, close off and barricade the public way or any portion thereof in which such works may be located.
(Code 1972, 20-25)
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, throw down, run down, tear down or otherwise interfere with any barricade erected by the city, by any contractor executing a municipal contract, or any other barricade maintained for any lawful purpose within the streets, alleys or public ways of the city which shall have been placed to guard and protect any work, grading, paving, sidewalk construction or other work lawfully carried on within the places, or to remove, carry away, or injure any warning lights.
(Code 1972, 20-26)
In all cases any such excavation shall be so braced where necessary to prevent caving or damage to adjoining premises, and the person making any such excavation and his or her bondsmen (where a bond is required) shall at all times be liable to the city for damages arising by any neglect or failure in any respect concerning such work or excavation, or the obstructions caused thereby or the barricades and the lights used in connection therewith.
(Code 1972, 20-27)