Section 105-183; Ord. 18063; Amending Chapter 24 of the City Code as it relates to the obstruction of streets and sidewalks


Ordinance No.            018063                          Council Bill No.          B111-04         

AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 24 of the City Code as it relates to the obstruction of streets and sidewalks; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 24 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 24-2. Obstructing streets and sidewalks.

    Any person who shall deposit, place, paint, write, erect or maintain any structure, material, article, substance, decoration or thing on, in or above any street, curb, gutter, park, parkway, sidewalk or public place of the city, except as specifically authorized by the city council by resolution, or as otherwise provided for by ordinance or this Code, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, however ,:

     (a)    that a person owning or operating a restaurant, coffee shop or other business may provide tables, chairs, plants or seating accommodations for its customers on the sidewalks adjacent to the business subject to the condition that a straight, unobstructed pathway at least sixty (60) inches wide be maintained on the sidewalk along the entire length of the sidewalk used by the business; and

    (b)    that nothing in this section shall be so construed as to prevent any merchant or tradesman from placing any packages of merchandise, which he the merchant or tradesman may be receiving or sending away, upon any sidewalk if the packages same do not occupy more than one-fourth of the width thereof of the sidewalk, or remain thereon on the sidewalk for more than two (2) hours.

    SECTION 2.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 19th day of April, 2004.