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No person shall occupy or use a street or sidewalk for any purpose, place or permit to be placed thereon any impediment or obstruction, or disrupt the free flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic without having arranged to have on site such number of regular police officers as have been determined necessary by the Police Chief or his designee. The permit holder shall bear the cost of said police officers. Said police officers shall assure that all permit conditions are met and that a safe and convenient passage for pedestrians and vehicles is maintained.

Failure to comply with the provisions of this ordinance shall be punishable by immediate revocation of any permit issued under Section 11.20 or 11.21; provided that, in the case of emergency as determined by the Director of Public Works or the Police Chief or their designees, work shall be allowed to continue until such emergency or unsafe condition has been abated. Violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be punishable by a $300.00 fine, which may be imposed in the manner provided in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40 Section 21D. Each 24 hour period during which a violation exists shall be a separate violation for which an additional penalty may be assessed.