CHAPTER 14.
SANDBLASTING

Sections:

8-14.01    Permits: Required

8-14.02    Permits: Applications

8-14.03    Permits: Fees

8-14.04    Insurance

8-14.05    Notices of Intended Work

8-14.06    Protection of Adjoining Property

8-14.07    Hours and Days

8-14.08    Dry Sandblasting

8-14.09    Imposition of Precautionary Regulations: Authority

8-14.01 Permits: Required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to do any sandblasting or similar type of exterior building cleaning on any structure or to do any sandblasting or similar type of cleaning on any other personal property without having first obtained a permit therefor from the City Engineer. A separate permit shall be required for each separate job or location at which such sandblasting shall be done.

(Sec. 5.15, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.01)

8-14.02 Permits: Applications.

An applicant for the permit required by this chapter shall first file an application therefor in writing in the office of the City Engineer. Each application shall show the following information:

(a)    The location of the job;

(b)    The building or personal property to be sandblasted;

(c)    The length of time it is estimated the job will take;

(d)    The date when the sandblasting work is to commence;

(e)    The number of men to be employed; and

(f)    The type of equipment to be used.

(Sec. 5.16, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.02)

8-14.03 Permits: Fees.

At the time of filing the application for the permit required by this chapter, a permit fee shall be paid to the City Engineer. The amount of the permit fee shall be computed according to the number of days stated in such application as the estimated length of time the job will take and in accordance with the following schedule:

(a)    For any job not lasting more than three (3) working days, five dollars ($5.00); and

(b)    For any job lasting more than three (3) working days, ten dollars ($10.00).

No permit fee shall be required for an applicant who has paid a business tax to the City pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1 of Title 3 of this Code.

(Sec. 5.17, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.03)

8-14.04 Insurance.

Before the permit required by this chapter shall be issued, the applicant shall file with the City Clerk a policy or policies of insurance, issued by a company duly licensed to do business in the State, providing for public liability insurance in the minimum amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for personal injuries or death to one (1) person and three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) for personal injuries or death to two (2) or more persons and for insurance against property damage in the minimum amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

(Sec. 5.18, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.04)

8-14.05 Notices of Intended Work.

Before the applicant for the permit required by this chapter shall commence any sandblasting work, he shall give a three (3) day notice to all the occupants of buildings within a radius of fifty feet (50') of the site of the proposed sand-blasting, and such applicant shall submit evidence to the City Engineer satisfactory to him that such three (3) day notice has been given.

(Sec. 5.19, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Ord. 70-01; Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.05)

8-14.06 Protection of Adjoining Property.

Each sandblasting operation shall at all times be protected and separated from any adjoining property by canvas or other suitable barriers sufficient to prevent splashing or blowing of water or sand, or both.

(Sec. 5.20, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.06)

8-14.07 Hours and Days.

No sandblasting shall be permitted before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. of any day, nor shall sandblasting be permitted on Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays, unless special permission has been granted by the City Manager, Planning and Building Director or the Public Works Director in accordance with Section 5-12.05(e) of this Code or a waiver has been granted by the City Council in accordance with Section 5-13.06 of this Code.

(Sec. 5.20, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; amended by Sec. 2, Ord. 11-012, eff. Dec. 1, 2011; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.07)

8-14.08 Dry Sandblasting.

No dry sandblasting shall be permitted, except by special permission of the City Engineer, and permission therefor shall be granted only in those situations wherein wet sandblasting cannot be done due to peculiar circumstances. Any application for dry sandblasting shall state therein that permission is requested for dry sandblasting and the reasons why wet sandblasting cannot be used.

(Sec. 5.20, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.08)

8-14.09 Imposition of Precautionary Regulations: Authority.

The City Engineer is authorized to impose such other reasonable precautionary regulations as he deems reasonably required to prevent damages to nearby buildings or their contents or to prevent dust or other particles from polluting the air or becoming a public nuisance or menace to health.

(Sec. 5.20, E.T.C., as added by Sec. 1, Ord. 493; as renumbered by Sec. 9, Ord. 89-001, eff. Feb. 3, 1989; Sec. 4 (part), Ord. 16-008, eff. Jan. 1, 2017. Formerly 8-11.09)