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Q. the vending cart on the sidewalk in front of miners mercantile building downtown. is this a permited space? its blocking the sidewalk. Its located under an eve. fire issue? Does she have a permit for this? Its there every fri and sat night.
Dear Juneau Resident,
The JPD officers assigned to downtown and community development have both been notified and asked to check on this. Below is the ordinance that applies.
Street and Sidewalk Obstruction - 62.10.020
(m) Abatement. Impairments without a permit or inconsistent with a permit shall be subject to summary abatement upon order of or by the director or any peace officer. If the person causing the impairment is present at the site, the director or peace officer shall, consistent with the nature of the impairment and ambient traffic conditions, afford an opportunity to remove the impairment. Otherwise, the impairment shall be removed by use of city forces or contractors. Any costs of removing the impairment and restoring the pedestrian way to its previous condition shall be assessed to the person who caused it, if known, and, no additional permits shall be issued to that person until the city and borough has been reimbursed for the costs. To the extent that an impairment so removed has an identifiable owner and an apparent value of $100.00 or more, the impairment, unless of a perishable nature, shall be placed in storage for a period of 30 days, and the owner shall be notified and afforded an opportunity to have the return of the item, subject to payment of any removal and storage costs.