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Chapter 131: Offenses Against Property
Code of Ordinances for the City of Wayne, Nebraska


Chapter 131: Offenses Against Property

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Statutory reference:

Offenses against property, see Neb. RS 28-501 et seq.

131.01 Trespassing

It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass upon any private grounds within the city; or without the consent of the owner or occupant to enter upon an improved lot or grounds occupied for residence purposes and to loiter about those grounds.

(2002 Code, § 58-91)  Penalty, see § 10.99

Statutory reference:

Criminal trespass, see Neb. RS 28-520 through 28-522
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131.02 Injury to Trees

It shall be unlawful for any person to purposely or carelessly, and without lawful authority, cut down, carry away, injure, break down or destroy any fruit, ornamental, shade or other tree, shrub, plant or flower standing or growing on any land belonging to another person or on any public land in the corporate limits.

(2002 Code, § 58-93)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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131.03 Prohibited Fences

(A)  Except as provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section, it shall be unlawful for any person to erect or cause to be erected and maintain any barbed wire or above ground electric fence within the corporate limits. The city, at its discretion, may erect or maintain a barbed wire fence for security purposes.

(B)  Barbed wire may be used when placed above an existing fence provided the barbed wire is at least six feet above the adjacent grade on either side of the fence.

(C)  A barbed wire fence may be erected on any land which has been approved for an agricultural deferral from special assessments.

(2002 Code, § 58-95) (Ord. 2014-46, passed 12-16-2014)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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131.04 Advertising

(A)  Utility poles and/or street sign poles. It shall be unlawful for any person to leave or place upon or against any telegraph, telephone or electric light pole or electric light standard or street sign pole within the city any advertisement of any character or description.

(B)  Public ways. It shall be unlawful for any person to paint, print or post or in any manner place or replace upon any sidewalk, crossing, crosswalk or other way of passage for use of pedestrians or upon any public right-of-way in the city any placard, sign, advertisement, display bill, letter or kindred matter of any kind or description, unless such person obtains prior approval of the Council.

(2002 Code, § 58-96)  Penalty, see § 10.99

Statutory reference:

Authority to regulate the use of streets, sidewalks and public grounds for signs, posting of

  handbills and the like, see Neb. RS 16-210
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