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vided, that the occupants of buildings on streets where the sidewalks are eight feet or more in width, be permitted to occupy two feet next the line of building at all times for the display of goods, so placed as to be not more than six feet above the level of the sidewalk; but no owner or occupant of any lot or premises shall lease the space aforesaid or permit the same to be used or occupied except for his or their own business; nor shall such space be used for selling any article or thing whatever: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the erection of a sign over the street, such sign to be not less than thirty feet above the street, not more than four feet in height and to be erected in a safe and secure manner. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 3. Amended G. O. No. 451.
Same; receiving goods, etc.-No person or persons receiving or delivering goods, wares or merchandise in this city, shall place or keep upon, or suffer to be placed or kept upon any sidewalk, any goods, wares or merchandise which he or they may be receiving or delivering, without leaving a passage way clear upon such sidewalks; such passage shall not be less than four feet wide, for the use of persons passing thereon; and no person or persons receiving or delivering such goods shall suffer the same to be or remain on such sidewalk (subject nevertheless to the foregoing restrictions), for a longer time than six hours; and any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this section, shall be subject to a fine of not less than three dollars nor more than twenty dollars for every such offense. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 4.
SEC. 9. Collecting crowd by sale.-Any person or persons, whether licensed as an auctioneer or not, who shall sell or attempt to sell, or shall cry for sale at public auction or otherwise, in this city, any goods, chattels or personal property whatever, to any person or persons, upon the sidewalks or streets within this city, so as to collect a crowd of people upon
said sidewalks and streets, whereby the free passage thereof of any person or persons is prevented or hindered, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 5.
SEC. 10. Regulations for cellar door or window. -No bay-window or other window shall extend into any sidewalk more than fourteen inches, nor shall any cellar door rise or project above the surface of the sidewalk more than one inch at the outer side, nor more than three inches near the store or other building, nor shall the hinges thereof or anything connected therewith project or rise above the door, nor shall any staple, lock or other fastening be placed on the upper side thereof, under a penalty of five dollars for each offense to every person violating any provision of this section, and the like penalty for every day such violation shall continue after the first conviction. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 7.
SEC. 11. Sidewalks to be kept clear of snow, ice, earth, mud, etc.-The occupant and when not actually occupied, the owner of any lot or parcel of ground in the city of St. Joseph, abutting upon or lying along any street, and in front or alongside of which there shall be constructed any sidewalk of any class, shall keep such sidewalk in front or alongside of such lot, clear of snow, ice, earth or mud, or other obstructions and remove any earth or other material from any bank on the border of such sidewalk, where it threatens or appears liable to fall upon any such sidewalk, under a penalty of five dollars for each day any such obstruction shall be permitted to remain. [G. O. No. 403, Sec. 1.
SEC. 12. Crosswalks not to be obstructed.-All crosswalks in the city shall be kept and reserved free from any sleighs, wagons, carts, carriages, drays or other vehicles, and horses or other animals being placed or suffered to stand thereon, except so far as may be necessary in crossing the same, and the owner or person in charge of any sleigh, wagon, cart, carriage, dray or other vehicle, or horse or other animal
offending herein, shall be subject to a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars for each offense. [R. 0. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 9.
SEC. 13. Pipes must not throw water on walk. -No owner or occupant of any building in this city shall cause pipes for conducting the water from the eaves of such building to be so constructed as to cause the water to spread over a sidewalk, under a penalty of not less than three dollars nor more than fifty dollars, and a like penalty for every day the same shall be permitted to remain after the first conviction. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 10.
SEC. 14. Cellar door must not be open.—Any person who shall, in this city, keep or leave open any cellar door or grating or other covering of any area or vault, on any sidewalk, or suffer the same to be left open or in an insecure condition, or who shall suffer any sidewalk in front of his premises to become or continue to be so broken as to endanger life or limb, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 11.
SEC. 15. Vaults under sidewalk regulations for construction.-No person shall construct or excavate for the construction of a vault or in any manner utilize the space under any sidewalk in this city, unless a written permit therefor shall have been first obtained from the city engineer, who is hereby authorized to grant such permits, subject to the following regulations: First, a sufficient stone or brick wall shall be built to retain the roadway of the street, and the area divisions and party walls of such buildings shall be extended under the sidewalk to such retaining wall; openings in such sidewalk for admission of coal or light shall be covered on a level with the surface of the sidewalk with prismatic lights in iron frames, or with iron covers having a rough surface; and in no case will a smooth surface be tolerated on any such cover, nor shall a ring or staple be attached or used for lifting said
covers. Second, detail drawings showing the plan of construction of the vault, and written specifications for same shall be submitted with application, and when approved by the city engineer and permit issued thereon, shall be kept on file in the city engineer's office. All areas or vaults under sidewalks shall be covered over the entire width and length of sidewalk in a substantial manner, wood not being used in any case, nor openings left uncovered with guard railing, which uncovered opening and railing is strictly prohibited. [G. O. No. 540, Sec. 1.
SEC. 16. Same-penalty for constructing without permit.—Any property owner, agent, builder or any person who shall excavate the ground under a sidewalk without first having obtained a permit from the city engineer so to do, or who shall construct a vault under a sidewalk without a permit from the city engineer, or who shall construct a vault not in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the city engineer, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars s; or who when notified by the city engineer to remove a vault constructed without permission of the city engineer, or to alter its construction so that it shall conform with the approved plans and specifications, shall fail to do so forthwith, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars; and every day that such vault is allowed to remain or is not changed or altered to conform with its duly approved plans and specifications shall be deemed a separate offense. [G. O. No. 540, Sec. 2.
SECTION 1. Width of sidewalks specified.— The sidewalks upon all streets not already improved with curbing, macadam or paving, shall be six feet wide; upon all streets ordered improved by the common council with curbing, guttering or macadamizing, singly or collectively, or by curbing and paving, the sidewalks, on each side of the street shall be of a width, including the curbing, of one-fifth the total width of such street, unless otherwise provided in the ordinance ordering such improvement, the width of the sidewalk being measured from the true property line to the face of the curbing: Provided, that any street already curbed, guttered and macadamized or curbed and paved, which may be hereafter ordered recurbed, reguttered, remacadamized or repaved, the widths of the sidewalks thereon shall practicably remain of the width indicated by the curb already set, unless otherwise prescribed in the ordinance ordering such work; provided further, however, that should the width of the sidewalk abutting any lot or lots, not be indicated by any curbing already set, or if the curbing already set shall not conform to the general line of curbing in front of the adjacent lot, then the new curbing shall be set or the old curb reset, if found of proper quality and dimensions, upon a line conforming as near as practicable to the general line of curbing of the lots adjacent, and the sidewalk shall be