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Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety

Section 10.05(1), (3), (4), (5), (6), (9)

The following acts, omissions, places, conditions and things are declared to be public nuisances affecting peace and safety; but such enumeration shall not be construed to exclude other nuisances affecting public peace or safety coming within the definition of ยง10.02:

(1) DANGEROUS SIGNS, BILLBOARDS, ETC. All signs, billboards, awnings and other similar structures over or near streets, sidewalks, public grounds or places frequented by the public, so situated or constructed as to endanger the public safety.

(3) UNAUTHORIZED TRAFFIC SIGNS. All unauthorized signs, signals, markings or devices placed or maintained upon or in view of any public highway or railway crossing which purport to be or may be mistaken as official traffic control devices or railroad signs or signals or which, because of their color, location, brilliance or manner of operation, interfere with the effectiveness of any such device, sign or signal.

(4) OBSTRUCTION OF INTERSECTIONS. All trees, hedges, billboards or other obstructions which prevent persons driving vehicles on public streets, alleys or highways from obtaining a clear view of traffic when approaching an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk.

(5) LOW-HANGING TREE LIMBS. All limbs of trees which project over and less than 13-1/27 above any public sidewalk, street or other public place.

(6) DANGEROUS TREES. All trees which are a menace to public safety or are the cause of substantial annoyance to the general public.

(9) LOW-HANGING WIRES AND CABLES. All wires and cables over streets, alleys or public grounds which are strung less than 15 feet above the surface thereof.

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