Chapter 6.3 Roadway Protection

6.3.10 Purpose of this Chapter

The Chapter establishes rules and regulations that are designed to protect the integrity of the public and private roadways in the City.

6.3.20 Unauthorized Work

No person may alter or otherwise damage a public roadway, or the parkway extending six (6) feet beyond edge of pavement, without first obtaining an Encroachment Permit.

6.3.30 Transporting Materials

All transport related to grading, demolition or construction that requires a building or grading permit also requires and must be conducted in conformance with a Haul Route Permit. Additionally, the following requirements are applicable to all transport of materials in the City of La Habra Heights:

A.    Deposition of Materials. No person shall transport material of any kind over, along, or across a public road in a manner that would result in the materials being transported to fall or otherwise be deposited upon the road or right-of-way.

B.    Cleaning of Transport Vehicles. All vehicles used to haul or transport earth or other bulk material along the public roads shall be cleaned before leaving the loading place.

C.    Solid Waste Transport. Any vehicle hauling solid waste shall be constructed and designed so that no material is deposited upon the roads. During the compression of the loaded refuse, no water or other material shall escape the vehicle.

D.    Restoration. In case material is accidentally deposited upon any public or private road, such material shall be immediately cleaned from the road and removed by the person responsible for the transport. If spilled material is not so removed, City crews may perform such work and charge the responsible person for the cost of such services.

6.3.40 Roadway Protection

This Section specifies those activities that are expressly prohibited or restricted to protect the roads.

A.    Deposit of Petroleum Products. It is unlawful for any person or entity to permit the deposit or flow of any oil or liquid of petroleum content onto a public or private road in the City.

B.    Deposit of Water. It is unlawful for any person or entity to allow the deposition of any irrigation, pool, waste or other water onto a public or private road.

C.    Utilities Installation. Public utilities that alter a road or its subsurface must restore the roadway to all current roadway construction and repair standards to the satisfaction of the Community Development Director pursuant to the terms of an Encroachment Permit.

D.    Illegal Dumping. It is unlawful for any person to deposit rubbish or other materials on private or public property without the property owner’s consent. This prohibition includes the deposit of soil, rocks, vegetation or other materials whether intentional or unintentional.

E.    Exemption. This Section shall not apply to any alteration or deposit allowed by permit for building or improvement purposes.

6.3.50 Debris Removal and Damage to Roads

The following provisions govern the enforcement of regulations prohibiting placement of materials (including materials that are deposited unintentionally) on roads and the mitigation thereof.

A.    Removal of Debris. The Community Development Director or his designee has the right to remove the materials and to submit a statement of the cost of such removal to the responsible party and that party shall pay the itemized cost to the City.

B.    Action to Recover Cost. The City may bring an action against the responsible party to recover the cost of such removal by the Community Development Director or his designee and for collection of costs of enforcement.

C.    Injunction. The City may bring an action to enjoin any continued such placing, tracking or other depositing by such a person, his or her employer, employee or agent, and for collection of costs of enforcement.