So based on the letter of the law, one would need a "right of way" certification to apply to the lawn b/t the sidewalk and the street.That is "right of way", on 2 way streets it is typically defined as 16 feet on each side of the center line, which includes sidewalks
that is where most of the new installations of buried or overhead wiring/plumbing goes or right of way
don't ask me why I know this, I will deny everything. Ok OK, in another life I used to work in telecom and needed to know this stuff
I think we are splitting hairs with the right of way and spraying round-up on the curbs and cracks in the sidewalk.