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17.40.010 Injuries to Pavement.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 184957, effective November 25, 2011.)

A.  It is unlawful for any person to cause or permit to come in contact with any paved roadway, curb or sidewalk, any corrosive or other substance which may tend to disintegrate or injure such pavement.  This shall not apply to salt or salt mixtures placed thereon to melt snow or ice.

B.  It is unlawful for any person to cause or permit any object to fall upon or be placed upon any paved roadway, curb or sidewalk of such weight or other characteristic as to crack, break or disturb the pavement surface.  This shall not apply to ordinary wear and tear from vehicular traffic.

C.  It is unlawful for any person to cause or permit to be placed upon any pavement without immediately removing the same, any concrete, plaster or other material likely to adhere to the pavement.  However, during the course of construction upon adjacent property, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation may issue a permit for such activity if he or she determines that sufficient protection will be provided to prevent injury to the pavement.

D.  It is unlawful for any person to cause or permit any fire to be kindled or made upon any paved roadway, curb or sidewalk or to heat any material in close proximity to such paved surface.