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File #: Ord 18-6    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/14/2018
Title: Amending Chapter 106 of the Legislative Code pertaining to restrictions on the use of sidewalks, streets, and etc. to permit sidewalk cafes on boulevards under certain conditions.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
3/19/20181 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/20181 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/7/20181 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/21/20181 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/14/20181 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Amending Chapter 106 of the Legislative Code pertaining to restrictions on the use of sidewalks, streets, and etc. to permit sidewalk cafes on boulevards under certain conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

Section 1

Chapter 106.01 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:


Sec. 106.01. - Obstruction.
(a) Encumbrances or obstructions prohibited.

1. Purpose: The primary purpose of a public sidewalk or other right of way is to provide safe access to the public to travel from place to place. It is the intent of this ordinance to maintain that primary purpose at all times.
2. No person shall encumber or obstruct any sidewalk, lane, alley, public ground, public landing, wharf or pier, or other public place by placing thereon or therein any building materials, carriages, carts, wagons, sleighs, boxes, lumber, firewood, posts, awnings, signs, or any other materials or substance whatever. No person shall operate a sidewalk café without a license and a right of way obstruction permit issued by City of Saint Paul.
3. A minimum width of forty-eight (48) inches of clear, unobstructed pedestrian through walk walk-through zone, exclusive of the curb, shall be maintained on the public sidewalk at all times.
(b) Sidewalk café exemptions. Any restaurant that is licensed under Chapter 331A of the Legislative Code, may apply to the department of safety and inspections for a sidewalk café license and a right-of-way obstruction permit to expand the operation of that restaurant onto a part, and only that part, of the public sidewalk directly abutting in front of, or to the side of, the property under the control of the licensed premises (hereafter referred to as sidewalk café). The director of public works may approve a permit for a Ssidewalk cafés may be permitted on the boulevard area directly abutti...

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