Right-of-Way Obstruction


Because sidewalks, streets and alleyways are maintained for public use and are vital to public safety, all residents share the responsibility to keep these areas free from obstructions.  The proper maintenance of our Rights-of-Way prevents interference with pedestrian and vehicle use, and provides adequate access for emergency equipment, trash collection vehicles, and street sweepers.

Conditions that create right-of-way obstructions include overgrown vegetation, portable basketball units, skate board ramps, discarded trash and debris (except when placed in an approved manner for refuse collection), and vehicles that are illegally parked.

Rights-of-way obstruction is most often the result of overgrown vegetation. As a general rule, trees and shrubs growing on private property should be trimmed to a minimum height of 10 feet over any sidewalk and 15 feet above any street or alley, and must not interfere with street signs or create line of sight obstructions at intersections.