Chapter 12.32


12.32.010    Width designated.

12.32.020    Blocking driveway with construction.

12.32.030    Lot defined.

12.32.040    Extension of width authorized.

12.32.050    Penalty for violation.

12.32.010 Width designated.

No driveway shall be constructed to any lot from any public street which exceeds thirty feet in width and no driveway shall exceed in width forty percent of the width of the lot at the street line; provided, however, that lots less than forty feet in width may have a driveway width of fourteen feet. (Ord. 73 § 1, 1952)

12.32.020 Blocking driveway with construction.

No driveway shall be constructed to any lot the buildings or improvements of which are so constructed as to prevent the passage of vehicles from such driveway to such lot. (Ord. 73 § 2, 1952)

12.32.030 Lot defined.

“Lot,” as used in this chapter, shall be construed to mean land occupied or to be occupied by a building and its accessory buildings or by a dwelling group and its accessory buildings with such open spaces as are required by ordinances or by law, and having its principal frontage on a street. (Ord. 73 § 3, 1952)

12.32.040 Extension of width authorized.

The city council may by resolution extend the maximum width of any driveway not more than twenty feet upon a showing that such extension is necessary for the preservation and enjoyment of substantial property rights and that such extension is not materially, detrimental to the public welfare. Applications for extensions shall be in writing signed by the owner of the lot affected or his or her agent duly authorized, and shall contain a statement of the reasons for such extension, and shall be filed with the city clerk, who shall present said application to the council at its next regular meeting. The city council shall thereupon set the application for hearing at the next succeeding regular meeting. Upon the hearing any person interested may appear and be heard in connection therewith. Upon the conclusion of the hearing the city council shall by resolution either grant or deny said application or may grant the same upon such conditions as to the council may appear just and reasonable, which conditions shall be stated in the resolution. (Ord. 73 § 4, 1952)

12.32.050 Penalty for violation.

Any person, firm or corporation who builds or constructs, a driveway in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding three months or by a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 73 § 5, 1952)