Chapter 12.32
STREET AND SIDEWALK PROTECTION

Sections:

12.32.010    Circulars and handbills.

12.32.020    Transportation of loose materials.

12.32.030    Fires or building materials.

12.32.040    Sidewalk cleanliness.

12.32.050    Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks.

12.32.060    Vehicles over 10,000 pounds.

12.32.070    Repealed.

12.32.080    Violation – Penalty.

12.32.010 Circulars and handbills.

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to distribute, throw or deposit upon any street, alley or public place, or in or upon any vehicle thereon, or upon any private yard, lawn, driveway, sidewalk or steps of any residence or upon or in any part of any structure or upon any vacant property in the city of Sumner, any advertising sample, handbill, dodger, circular, booklet, paper or loose advertising matter of any kind or description; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall prohibit the distribution and delivery of any newspaper which is capable of being entered as second class matter under the provisions of the United States Post Office regulations of March 3, 1879, and other United States statutes. (Ord. 400 § 1, 1933. Prior code § 8.20.010)

12.32.020 Transportation of loose materials.

It is unlawful for any person to transport or cause to be transported over or along any public street in the city any of the materials named in SMC 12.32.010, or any gravel, sand or building materials, unless conveyed in vehicles so constructed that the same cannot fall or be scattered upon the streets. (Ord. 400 § 2, 1933. Prior code § 8.20.020)

12.32.030 Fires or building materials.

It is unlawful for any person to build a fire, slack lime, mix mortar, or place any sand or gravel, building material or other substance upon any sidewalk, street or alley in the city without first obtaining a permit so to do from the superintendent of streets, and whenever a fire is built or lime is slacked or mortar mixed or sand or gravel or like building material is deposited upon any sidewalk or paved street, the same shall be done in such a manner as to prevent injury to the sidewalk or pavement and to prevent the materials from coming in contact therewith or being scattered thereon. (Ord. 400 § 3, 1933. Prior code § 8.20.030)

12.32.040 Sidewalk cleanliness.

It shall be the duty of the person having charge or control of any premises within the city to keep the walk or walks along the property in the street or streets adjacent thereto in a clean condition; provided, however, that such walks shall be swept or washed only between the hours of 9:15 p.m. and 9:15 a.m. (Ord. 400 § 4, 1933. Prior code § 8.20.040)

12.32.050 Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks.

It is the duty of every person having charge or control of any premises located within the city to remove or cause to be removed from the public walks along the side or in front of the premises all snow or ice which has formed or been deposited therein within 24 hours after the same has fallen or been formed and to also cause such snow or ice to be removed from the gutter in front of such walks of a sufficient width to allow the water to run freely therein. (Ord. 400 § 5, 1933. Prior code § 8.20.050)

12.32.060 Vehicles over 10,000 pounds.

A. The superintendent of public works is hereby authorized to determine and designate those streets within the city upon which shall be prohibited the use of the roadway by any vehicle, except an authorized emergency vehicle, exceeding 10,000 pounds gross weight, and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.

B. When signs are so erected giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to disobey the restrictions stated on such signs. Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 731 §§ 1, 2, 3, 1963. Prior code §§ 8.20.070, 8.20.080)

12.32.070 Removal of dirt or gravel.

Repealed by Ord. 1846. (Ord. 99 §§ 2, 3, 1903. Prior code §§ 8.22.020, 8.22.030 (part))

12.32.080 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall upon conviction thereof be fined in any sum not to exceed $100.00. (Ord. 400 § 6, 1933. Prior code § 8.20.060 (part))