Chapter 10.60
OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY

Sections:

10.60.010    Scope.

10.60.020    Intersections.

10.60.030    Exceptions.

10.60.040    Violations deemed nuisance—Abatement.

10.60.010 Scope.

No obstruction to cross-visibility shall be deemed to be excepted from the application of this chapter because of its being in existence at the time of the adoption of the provisions set out in this chapter, unless expressly exempted by the terms of this chapter. (Ord. 944 § 1 (part), 1983: prior code § 3216(d))

10.60.020 Intersections.

At intersections not controlled by a stop sign or traffic signal, no plant, structure, or other solid object over three feet high (above adjacent curb) which would obstruct visibility may be located within the area indicated in Figure 8 as shown in Section 17.16.020(E)(2)(f) of the zoning regulations. At controlled intersections, the public works director or their designee(s) may determine visibility requirements for proper sight distance. (Ord. 1628 § 41, 2016: Ord. 944 § 1 (part), 1983: prior code § 3216(a))

10.60.030 Exceptions.

The provisions set out in Section 10.60.020 shall not apply to public utility poles; trees trimmed (to the trunk) so that only the trunk obstructs the view; saplings or plant species of open growth habits and not planted in the form of a hedge, which are so planted and trimmed as to leave at all seasons a clear and unobstructed cross-view; and permanent buildings. (Ord. 944 § 1 (part), 1983: prior code § 3216(b))

10.60.040 Violations deemed nuisance—Abatement.

In addition to the remedy by prosecution for violation of this chapter, any obstruction maintained in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance, and upon failure to abate the same within fourteen days after the posting upon the premises of notice to abate the nuisance, signed by the director of public works or his or her authorized representative may enter upon the premises and remove or eliminate the obstruction. In such event the cost to the city of the abatement of the nuisance shall be a personal obligation against the owner of the premises upon which the nuisance was maintained, recoverable by the city in an action before any court of competent jurisdiction. (Ord. 944 § 1 (part), 1983: prior code § 3216(c))