Chapter 12.15


12.15.010    Definitions.

12.15.020    Jurisdiction.

12.15.030    Scope of regulatory control.

12.15.040    City permission requirement.

12.15.050    Obligations of the city.

12.15.060    Obligations of property owners.

12.15.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases, unless the context otherwise requires, shall mean:

(1) “City” means the city of Veneta, Oregon.

(2) “Person” means an individual, corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint stock company, and similar entities.

(3) “Public rights-of-way” include, but are not limited to, streets, roads, highways, bridges, alleys, sidewalks, trails, paths, public easements and all other public ways or areas, including subsurface and air space over these areas.

(4) “Within the city” means territory over which the city now has or acquires jurisdiction for the exercise of its powers. (Ord. 381 § 1, 1998)

12.15.020 Jurisdiction.

The city of Veneta has jurisdiction and exercises regulatory control over all public rights-of-way within the city under the authority of the City Charter and state law. (Ord. 381 § 2, 1998)

12.15.030 Scope of regulatory control.

The city has jurisdiction and exercises regulatory control over each public right-of-way whether the city has a fee, easement, or other legal interest in the right-of-way. The city has jurisdiction and regulatory control over each right-of-way whether the legal interest in the right-of-way was obtained by grant, dedication, prescription, reservation, condemnation, annexation, foreclosure or other means. (Ord. 381 § 3, 1998)

12.15.040 City permission requirement.

No person may occupy or encroach on a public right-of-way without the permission of the city. The city grants permission to use rights-of-way by franchises, licenses and permits. (Ord. 381 § 4, 1998)

12.15.050 Obligations of the city.

The exercise of jurisdiction and regulatory control over a public right-of-way by the city is not official acceptance of the right-of-way, and does not obligate the city to maintain or repair any part of the right-of-way. (Ord. 381 § 5, 1998)

12.15.060 Obligations of property owners.

It shall be the duty of all property owners of record to keep all sidewalks abutting owner’s property clean and in good repair. All property owners shall be required to keep the sidewalks abutting owner’s property free and clear of any defects, obstructions, and hazardous materials. Failing in such duty, the property owner shall be liable to any person injured thereby and shall hold harmless and indemnify the city for any costs the city may incur as a result of the defective sidewalk. (Ord. 526 § 2, 2016)