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0 <br />• <br />I <br />ORDINANCE NO. $96 <br />ORDINANCE REQUIRING <br />COVERING AND P R O T E C- <br />TION OF SUMPS, WELLS, <br />CISTERNS, PITS, CAVES <br />AND OTHER EXCAVATIONS. <br />The City Council of the City <br />of Newport Beach does ordain as <br />follows: <br />SECTION 1: It shall be un- <br />lawful for any person as owner, <br />tenant or occupant of any prop- <br />erty within the City of Newport <br />Beach to maintain, or to permit <br />to be maintained upon his prop- <br />erty, any sump, pit, reservoir, <br />well, cesspool, cistern, cave, or <br />other excavation, unless the same <br />shall be adequately covered, <br />guarded or protected against the <br />possibility of access thereto, <br />except by or upon the authoriza- <br />tion of s u c h owner, tenant, or <br />occupant and, in such instances, <br />only for the purpose of service, <br />repair or u s e essential to t h e <br />lawful occupation or operation of <br />such property. <br />SECTION 2: Any person vio- <br />lating any of the provisions of <br />this Ordinance shall be deemed <br />guilty of a misdemeanor and upon <br />conviction thereof shall be punish- <br />able by a fine of not more than <br />Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00)2 <br />or by imprisonment in the City <br />of County jail for a period of not <br />more than six (6) months, or by <br />both such fine and imprisonment. <br />Each such person shall be deemed <br />guilty of a separate offense for <br />every day during any portion e[ <br />(S"r <br />which any violation of this ordi- <br />nance is committed, continued or <br />permitted by such person, an d <br />shall be punishable therefor as <br />aforesaid. <br />SECTION 3: It is hereby de- <br />clared that this is an ordinance <br />for the protection of the public <br />health and safety and its urgency <br />arises from the fact that there <br />presently exist within the City of <br />Newport Beach various excava- <br />tions which are not adequately <br />covered, guarded or protected. <br />SECTIOIN 4: T h i s ordinance <br />shall be published once in t h e <br />Newport - Balboa Press, a news- <br />paper printed and published and <br />of general circulation in the City <br />of Newport Beach, and the same <br />shall become effective forthwith <br />upon its final passage. <br />The foregoing ordinance w a s <br />introduced at a regular meeting <br />of the City Council of the City <br />of Newport Beach held on the <br />9th day of May, 1949, and was <br />finally passed adopted on the <br />23rd day of May, 1949, at a regu. <br />lax meeting of the City Council <br />by the following vote, to wit: <br />AYES, COUNCILMEN: Greeley, <br />Robertson, Isbell, Blue, Drake. <br />NOES, COUNCILMEN: None. <br />ABSENT, COUNCILMEN: None. <br />DICK DRAKE <br />Mayor <br />ATTEST: <br />C. K. PRIEST <br />City Clerk <br />Newport - Balboa Press No. 220. <br />Publish May 26, 1949. <br />Y <br />�� <br />