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Chapter 13. Public Works

Sec. 13-37. Street lines established.

(1) Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Roadway means the traveled portion of any street as established by the department of public works.

Street line means that portion of any public right-of-way lying between the boundaries thereof.

Terrace means the portion of any street right-of-way lying between the roadway edge of the public sidewalk, if any, and the curb or the shoulder of the traveled roadway.

(2) Terrace responsibility of owner. The terrace shall be the responsibility of the owner of the property fronting or abutting on the street. The terrace shall be built with earth and seeded with lawn to an established grade by such owner, at his own cost and expense, within 30 days after service of notice to do so by the director of public works. Exceptions for alternative terrace treatments may be permitted in the downtown business district and other areas of high pedestrian traffic upon approval by the board of public works.

(Code 1982, 8.14; Ord. No. 1051, 1, 6-28-2005)

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