Chapter 11.08

11.08.010    Coordination and neatness.

11.08.020    Alternative methods and materials.

11.08.030    Testing and inspection.

11.08.040    Warranty.

11.08.060    Public access.

11.08.070    Temporary access.

11.08.090    Completion by city.

11.08.100    Cleanup.

11.08.110    Backfill.

11.08.120    Restoration or improvements.

11.08.130    Safety and drainage and lights.

11.08.140    Temporary closing of public ways.

11.08.150    Public safety barricades and warnings.

11.08.160    Provision for public safety barricades and warnings by city—Liability for costs.

11.08.170    State safety orders and applicable laws.

11.08.180    Emergency information.

11.08.010 Coordination and neatness.

All work shall be performed in a neat and workmanlike manner and so programmed as to cause a minimum of interference with traffic and inconvenience to the public. Such work shall be coordinated whenever possible with other projects in the immediate vicinity to the end that the public convenience is least impaired, to the satisfaction of the city. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.020 Alternative methods and materials.

The city shall determine all questions concerning which alternative methods and materials may be used by permittee, and the decision of the public works director concerning the same shall be final. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.030 Testing and inspection.

(a)    All work done by permittee shall be inspected and tested by city. Permittee shall notify the public works department at least twenty-four hours in advance to perform the inspection. Testing and inspections may be performed periodically by city without notice to or permission from permittee to determine if construction conforms to appropriate standards. Permittee shall pay fees in accordance with a schedule of fees approved by the council from time to time by resolution and on file in the offices of the city clerk and the public works director.

(b)    Inspection and testing fees shall be paid at the time the permit is issued. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.040 Warranty.

(a)    After completion of the work, the permittee shall exercise reasonable care in inspecting for and immediately repairing and making good any injury or damage to the street resulting from defective work done under the permit. The obligation of permittee to inspect and repair work done under the permit shall continue for a period of one year following completion and approval of said work by the city, or in the event of repairs thereto, one year from the date of said repairs.

(b)    The permittee shall, upon notice from the city, immediately repair any injury or damage to the street occurring as a result of the work done under the permit.

(c)    In the event such repairs are not made by the permittee within forty-eight hours after notice, the city is hereby authorized to make such repairs and charge all costs, plus overhead and administrative costs, to the permittee. By acceptance of the permit, the permittee agrees to comply with the above. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.060 Public access.

The property owner and permittee shall provide free and unobstructed access during the course of construction to all mailboxes, fire hydrants, water gates, valves, manholes, drainage structures, and other public service structures and property that may be required for emergency use. The property owner shall not remove such public service facilities and property or relocate them without written consent from the authorities charged with the control and maintenance of the same. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.070 Temporary access.

Any monument of concrete, iron, or other lasting material set for the purpose of location or preserving the lines and/or elevation of any public street or right-of-way, property, subdivision, or a precise survey point or reference point shall not be removed or disturbed without first obtaining permission from the public works director to do so. Replacement of removed or disturbed monuments shall be made by a registered civil engineer or licensed land surveyor at the expense of the property owner. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.090 Completion by city.

If any construction is not completed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, or with the standard drawings and specifications, or within the time allotted or extensions thereto, the public works director shall notify the property owner of the particular defects in writing. If the property owner fails to commence the necessary operations to correct such defects within ten days of the mailing of such notice and/or fails to complete such corrective work within such time as stated in the notice, the public works director shall cause such defects to be corrected. The actual cost of such work by the city or its contractors, plus an overhead charge as determined by the director of finance, shall be charged to and paid for by the permittee. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.100 Cleanup.

(a)    All debris and surplus materials shall be promptly removed by the property owner upon the completion of the work; and

(b)    All areas of the sidewalk planting strip not covered by concrete construction shall be backfilled and graded as shown on the standard drawings. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.110 Backfill.

Permittee shall backfill all trenches and excavations in streets between curblines in accordance with the standard drawings and specifications. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.120 Restoration or improvements.

Curbs, gutters, sidewalks, sewers, drains, structures, conduits, cables, landscaping, and all other improvements damaged, disturbed, or removed during the progress of the work shall be restored or replaced to as good or better condition than existed prior to work performed by permittee in accordance with standard specifications of the city and to the satisfaction of the city. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.130 Safety and drainage and lights.

The property owner shall maintain the job site in a safe manner, shall provide adequate lights and storm drainage at his own expense to protect the safety of the public using the adjacent street or sidewalk area, and shall hold the city free and harmless from any and all damages or liability incurred because of his operations during construction. The safety and drainage precautions shall be commenced prior to the commencement of any excavation. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.140 Temporary closing of public ways.

The public works director may grant written permission to close or cause to be closed for limited periods city streets, alleys, driveways or areas not under control of the state Division of Highways if, in the opinion of the public works director, the public interest can best be served thereby. The property owner shall be responsible for notifying the police and fire departments, ambulance service and other agencies which might be affected by such closure. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.150 Public safety barricades and warnings.

Permittee shall provide and maintain, during the performance of the work to insure public safety, such fences, barricades, warning and directional signals, flares, lights, watchmen and flagmen, as are or may be required by law or regulation or as may be deemed necessary by the public works director. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.160 Provision for public safety barricades and warnings by city—Liability for costs.

In the event permittee fails to provide for the safety of the public in a manner provided in the foregoing section, the city may provide whatever facilities are necessary and charge permittee a fee for the work involved. The fee shall be in accordance with a schedule of fees approved by the city council from time to time by resolution and on file in the office of the city clerk. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.170 State safety orders and applicable laws.

Permittee shall obey and enforce all safety orders, rules and regulations of the Division of Industrial Safety of the state applicable to the work, and permittee shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes and regulations. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).

11.08.180 Emergency information.

On the majority of barricades at any single project there shall be clearly labeled, in letters not less than two inches high, the name of the permittee or his agent. (Ord. 969 § 2 (part), 1982).