Chapter 10.56


10.56.010    Establishment.

10.56.020    View obstructions prohibited.

10.56.030    Removal of obstructions – Nuisance abatement.

10.56.040    Penalty for violation.

10.56.010 Establishment.

Triangular sight areas shall be established at the intersection of all streets, avenues or highways in the city within a triangular area formed by the centerline of such intersecting streets or highways and a line between points on said centerlines 85 feet from the point of intersection of such centerlines. (Ord. 1446 § 1, 1965).

10.56.020 View obstructions prohibited.

It is unlawful to park vehicles or to install, set out or maintain any sign, hedge, shrubbery, natural growth or other obstruction to the view, exclusive of buildings under a roof heretofore existing, higher than three feet six inches above the level of the center of the adjacent intersection within that triangular sight area. This provision shall not extend to portions of permanent structures under roof, public utility poles, trees trimmed (to the trunk) to a line at least eight feet above the level of the intersection, saplings or plant species of open growth habits and not planted in the form of a hedge which are so planted or trimmed as to leave, at all seasons, a clear and unobstructed cross-view; supporting members of appurtenances to existing structures, official warning signs or signals under signs mounted more than 10 feet above the ground whose supports do not constitute an obstruction nor to places where the contour of the ground is such that there can be no cross-visibility at such intersection. (Ord. 1446 § 2, 1965).

10.56.030 Removal of obstructions – Nuisance abatement.

Every obstruction of the sort prohibited in PMC 10.56.020 hereafter installed or permitted to remain within the setback line or the triangular sight areas prescribed in PMC 10.56.010, shall be deemed a nuisance and the city authorities, in addition to other remedies available, may institute proceedings to abate such nuisances and to assess against the land or premises whereon the nuisance was situated a sum equal to the cost of removing the nuisance. (Ord. 1446 § 3, 1965).

10.56.040 Penalty for violation.

Every person who permits or maintains a public nuisance by violation of the foregoing prohibitions or who willfully omits or refuses to remove such nuisances after lawful demand thereof by the chief of police or other authorized city official, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in PMC 1.01.110. (Ord. 1446 § 4, 1965).