Chapter 9.25
STREET OBSTRUCTION

Sections:

9.25.010    Violations.

9.25.100    Penalties.

9.25.010 Violations.

A. It is unlawful for any person who either owns or has the right to possession, or both, of abutting real property to permit the erection or maintenance of any sign, device, structure or vegetation in the following circumstances herein set forth, and in the event of circumstances presently existing which by reason of this section are now in violation of the Edmonds City Code, said person shall immediately remove the same:

1. In such manner that it obscures or conceals any traffic control sign, signals or other device as to interfere with the full and effective use and visibility of the same to the motoring or pedestrian public;

2. In such manner that it obscures the visibility of the motoring or pedestrian public as such persons approach a street intersection for a distance of greater than 50 feet in any direction from the intersecting existing rights-of-way lines upon which the property abuts;

3. In such manner that it encroaches upon any part of a sidewalk, or within five feet of the improved or traveled portion of a public roadway, for a vertical distance of 10 feet above said sidewalk or public roadway;

4. In such manner as to cause the breaking or otherwise cracking of any sidewalk within the city of Edmonds.

B. In the event any sign, device, structure or vegetation prohibited by this section is not removed by the person who either owns or has the right to possession, or both, of the abutting real property, the director of public works may cause the same to be removed. In the event the director of public works notifies the owner or person in possession of the abutting property in writing to remove any of said obstructions five days in advance and said property owner fails to remove the same within said five-day period, the director of public works may charge said person for the cost of removal of the same. [Ord. 1571 § 1, 1971].

9.25.100 Penalties.

Any person or persons who violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter, hereafter referred to as “Street and Sidewalk Obstruction”, or any part thereof, shall upon conviction be punished by a fine or by imprisonment in jail, or by both fine and imprisonment as set forth in ECC 5.50.020. [Ord. 1571 § 2, 1971].