It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to remove any dirt or earth from any of the streets or alleys, public parks or grounds of the city without having first-obtained a permit therefor from the city engineer; Provided, That this section shall not apply to regular employees of the city working under the direction of the city engineer: Provided further, That this shall not apply to persons who are under contract with the city for the paving, grading, repaving or regrading of any street or alley or the construction of any sewer or other public work in the city.
(Code 1975, 20-401)
It shall be unlawful for any person to dig any hole or holes in the streets, alleys or avenues within the city limits and to leave such hole or holes unfilled or uncovered or in such condition as to be liable to cause injury to any person or property.
(Code 1975, 20-402)
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, ride or lead any horse, mule, ass or cattle upon or across any sidewalk within the city limits.
(Code 1975, 20-403)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to obstruct any street, alley, public area or sidewalk in the city by piling or placing or maintaining thereon any filth or litter or any goods, wares or merchandise, or by placing or erecting any building or fence thereon or by placing any benches or seats for public use on any part of the sidewalk in the city: provided, that sellers of Christmas trees in season may display such Christmas trees on the sidewalk in front of their respective places of business by confining such trees to a space of approximately three feet at the front of such building or buildings by a wire or other barrier, the city chief of police being hereby given full authority to supervise the arrangement of such displays of Christmas trees within the meaning of this provision: provided further, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to temporary barricades, fences, sheds, bridges, platforms or walkways when required by the city’s building code or other ordinances as a protection for the general public during construction in or adjacent to the sidewalks and streets of the city. Provided further, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any sidewalk sale or truckload sale for which a proper permit has been obtained, and which otherwise complies with the ordinances regulating such sales.
(Ord. 3687, Sec. 2)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to drive over or upon any cement curb.
(Code 1977, 20-405)
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or place any glass, tacks, sharp edged stones, bits of wire or nails or similar substances in any street or public way in the city.
(Code 1977, 20-406)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to propel or cause to be propelled or drawn by power or by its own power across or along any paved street within the city, any traction engine, tractor or threshing machine, unless such paved streets shall have been properly planked under the direction of the city engineer, or unless the tractor or traction engine is equipped with wheels having smooth tires with no lugs or sharp projections to prevent injury to the pavement.
(Code 1977, 20-407)
All wagons, trucks or vehicles of any kind, used in hauling loads to exceed two tons in weight, when so used upon any of the paved streets or alleys in the city, shall be provided with tires not less than 37 inches in width.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-408)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to in any manner place or park upon any of the parkings of the city, including driveways, any machinery, motor vehicles, signs, lumber, wood, stone or other debris or other material, without first having obtained permission of the Director of Public Works and it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to allow such obstruction to remain upon any of the parkings after request by the Director of Public Works to remove the same.
(Ord. 3358, Sec. 1)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to construct or maintain any gate or door that opens upon, across, along or over any of the public sidewalks of the city.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-410)
It shall be unlawful for any person to play ball or throw or pass balls along any of the streets or avenues of the city or upon or along the sidewalks thereof.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-411)
It shall be unlawful for any person to cause any water to run into or upon any of the streets, avenues, alleys or public places in the city.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-412)
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to speak, preach, lecture or hold any public meeting of any kind on Main Street between First Street and Eighth Street, or on the streets intersecting Main Street between the alleys east and west thereof, within the limits above mentioned, unless permission is granted by the city marshal-chief of police.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-413)
No person or persons shall preach, speak, lecture or hold any public meeting upon any of the streets of the city which blocks or threatens to block the sidewalks or impedes travel thereon, or interferes with traffic upon the said streets; and any person or persons speaking, lecturing or holding public meetings upon ‘said streets shall be subject to the orders of the city marshal-chief of police, and upon request of the city marshal-chief of police or any police officer, shall cease speaking, and move to some other place designed by the city marshal-chief of police.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-414)
All stones, mounds, stakes or landmarks that have been placed, or may hereafter be placed, by the city engineer at the intersections of streets and alleys or at the corner of lots or public grounds, or elsewhere, in the performance of his official duties, as stakes or landmarks, shall remain where so placed by the city engineer, and any person who shall willfully and unlawfully disturb, deface or destroy or remove any such stake or landmark from its place shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding $100, or be imprisoned not to exceed 30 days or be both so fined and imprisoned.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-415)
It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of an~, lot or piece of ground abutting upon any street upon which there is a sidewalk to keep such sidewalk clean and to remove therefrom all earth, dirt, filth, mud, manure, hay, straw, papers, stone, refuse and rubbish.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-416)
No pump or other contrivance to be used for the purpose of inflating motor vehicle tires or any other contrivance for the purpose of dispensing gasoline, oil or other petroleum products shall be located or placed in or upon any street or on the sidewalks or parkings thereof within the City of Newton.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-417)
No person, firm or corporation shall transport, haul or move any street railway, interurban railway or railway cars on or over any of the streets of the city; Provided, That this section shall not prevent the hauling, transporting or moving of such cars upon a railway track or upon West First Street west of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway right-of-way where such care are being moved outside of the city limits.
(Code 1977, Sec. 20-418)
No part of any street shall be used by any person, firm or corporation as a place to sell vegetables, fruits, goods, wares or merchandise and no vehicle or other conveyance shall be stopped or let stand upon any street for that purpose, house to house sales being hereby expressly excepted from this section; Provided, That nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit any patriotic or charitable organization from using the streets of the city for sales for patriotic or charitable purposes when prior approval therefor has been secured from the city manager, which approval in such cases is hereby authorized.
(R.O. 1964, Sec. 19-419)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to park upon any street any motor vehicle displayed for sale or for the purpose of displaying or exhibiting the same for sale.
(R.O. 1964, Sec. 19-420)
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding $100, or be imprisoned not to exceed 30 days, or be both so fined and imprisoned.
(R.O. 1964, Sec. 19-421)