Chapter 12.04


12.04.010    Superintendent of Streets–Creation of Office–Appointment

12.04.020    Superintendent of Streets–Enforcement Pertaining to Care, Repair and Construction of Streets

12.04.030    Sidewalk, Curb, Gutter and Street Paving Specifications–Adopted by Reference

12.04.040    Compliance Required

12.04.050    Spillage or Drainage of Fluid

12.04.060    Posts, Columns, Awnings and Signs

12.04.070    Permission Prerequisite to Obstruction

12.04.080    Removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks

12.04.090    Use of Street or Alley for Building Materials

12.04.100    Lights and Barriers At Excavations

12.04.110    Playing Games in Street or Alley

12.04.120    Procedure for Construction of New Sidewalks, Curbs, and Gutters in Existing Residential Districts

12.04.010 Superintendent of Streets–Creation of Office–Appointment

There created the office of superintendent of streets, who shall be appointed by the council. (Prior code § 21-1)

12.04.020 Superintendent of Streets–Enforcement Pertaining to Care, Repair and Construction of Streets

The superintendent of streets shall, under the direction and control of the council, have charge of the enforcement of all ordinances pertaining to the care, repair and construction of streets, alleys, sidewalks, crossings, bridges, and other public places under the jurisdiction of the city. (Prior code § 21-2)

12.04.030 Sidewalk, Curb, Gutter and Street Paving Specifications–Adopted by Reference

There is adopted by the council for the purpose of establishing uniformity in the construction of concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters and providing standards and specifications for bituminous street paving, those certain specifications and standards known as Specifications for Concrete Sidewalks, Curb and Gutter and Street Paving, City of Winslow, Arizona of which specifications and standards not less than three copies have been and now are filed in the office of the city clerk, and the same are adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which this section shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the city. (Prior code § 21-3)

12.04.040 Compliance Required

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 12.04.030 or fail to comply therewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made pursuant to the authority granted thereunder for the enforcement thereof shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. The application of a penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions. (Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 21-4)

12.04.050 Spillage or Drainage of Fluid

It is unlawful for any person to permit or to cause water from a cooler, air conditioner, yard sprinkler or any other wasting water or other liquid to spill, drip or flow upon any sidewalk, alley, curb or street within the city. (Prior code § 21-5)

12.04.060 Posts, Columns, Awnings and Signs

It is unlawful for any person to obstruct any sidewalk, alley or street with any posts or columns of any nature, for the support of balconies, porches, awnings, billboards or signs except as provided herein.

All awnings shall be at an elevation of not less than seven feet, six inches, from the lowest part thereof, to the top of the sidewalk. A vertical hanging border not to exceed twelve (12) inches in width will be permitted. The projection of all awnings must be eighteen (18) inches closer to the building than the face line of the curb. Canvas awnings shall not be used on stationary awnings, except those awnings approved by the city engineer. Stationary awnings shall have metal or other noncombustible coverings and shall be constructed to support a live load of not less than twenty (20) pounds per square foot.

Porches and balconies may be permitted only after the city engineer has reviewed and approved a set of detailed, engineered drawings by an architect or engineer licensed by the state of Arizona and after consultation with the city development review board addressing concerns of public safety, building structural integrity, aesthetics, historical purposes, and any other concerns the board deems appropriate. (Ord. 587 § 1, 1988: Ord. 580 § 1, 1987: prior code § 21-6)

12.04.070 Permission Prerequisite to Obstruction

Any person obstructing, or causing to be obstructed, any public street, alley or sidewalk by making any fence, railing or other obstruction across or upon any street, alley or sidewalk or maintaining or keeping any fence, posts or other obstruction on or across any such street, alley or sidewalk without permission of the council being first obtained shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Prior code § 21-7)

12.04.080 Removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks

A.    Any owner, occupant, tenant or person having the care of any building or lot or parcel of land bordering on any street, alley, square or other public place within the city who shall not, within the first six hours of daylight after the ceasing to fall of any snow, cause all ice, snow or sleet, to be removed from the sidewalk in front of, alongside of, or adjacent to such building, lot or parcel of land, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

B.    In the event of a failure on the part of any such person to shovel or remove such snow, sleet or ice, within the time provided in subsection A of this section, it shall be the duty of the superintendent of streets to go upon such sidewalks and remove such snow, sleet or ice. The costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner of the property next to or along which such walks shall have been cleaned and the city shall have a lien upon such property for the payment thereof, all costs of making, certifying to and filing such lien, and the costs of suit in enforcing the same. Such lien shall be enforced in the manner provided by law for the enforcement of liens. (Prior code § 21-8)

12.04.090 Use of Street or Alley for Building Materials

Any person who shall, during the construction of any building in the city, use or occupy more than one-half of the street or alley adjoining the building under construction for piling material or preparing material for the building under construction shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The one-half of the street or alley allowed to be occupied under this section shall be that portion of the street or alley next to the building under construction. (Prior code § 21-9)

12.04.100 Lights and Barriers At Excavations

Any person who shall make any excavation or dig any hole, drain or ditch in or adjoining any street, sidewalk or alley without providing, during the night, a sufficient light, and a temporary fence or suitable barrier around or in front of the same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Prior code § 21-10)

12.04.110 Playing Games in Street or Alley

It is unlawful for any person to play any game upon the streets or alleys in the city. (Prior code § 21-11)

12.04.120 Procedure for Construction of New Sidewalks, Curbs, and Gutters in Existing Residential Districts

Any property owner living in existing residential districts within the City limits where sidewalks, curbs, and gutters do not exist, can request the following from the City: assistance in creating a special assessment district for the sole purpose of installing new sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; or, the City will pay half of the cost of new sidewalks, curbs, and gutters for any single property owner for a maximum of eight residential properties on one block. If more than eight residential properties are involved, a special assessment district may be created. (Ord. 847)

(Manual, Added, 04/06/2001)