Chapter 12.20


12.20.010    Application for permit.

12.20.020    Application – Contents.

12.20.030    Approval of application.

12.20.040    Excavation at applicant’s expense.

12.20.050    Violation – Penalty.

12.20.010 Application for permit.

The term “excavates” means any digging, excavation, alteration, improvement, or removal of any portion of a city right-of-way or any improvement therein for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to street improvements and installation of utilities, whether it be public or private. It shall be unlawful to perform any of the foregoing without first obtaining a permit from the city. [Ord. 17-848 § 3 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 658 § 1, 1988]

12.20.020 Application – Contents.

Any person desiring to obtain a permit to engage in any excavation shall file an application on the form prescribed by the city and shall remit the applicable fee. The application shall contain information showing the type and intended purpose of the proposed excavation; the length of the proposed excavation; the design of any street improvements; the location of the proposed excavation; and any other information required by the city. [Ord. 17-848 § 3 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 658 § 2, 1988]

12.20.030 Approval of application.

The city may approve an application for an excavation permit if the city finds that the proposed excavation will be performed in a safe and efficient manner and will not unreasonably interfere with the public’s use of the right-of-way. All permits shall be deemed to contain a provision that the work must be consistent with the approved application and plans. The city may impose any other reasonable condition on the permit or the performance of the work thereunder, including but not limited to performance bonds or other security. All such permits shall be revocable and may be immediately suspended if the permittee fails to comply with the permit or any city codes or regulations. The permittee must have the approved permit on site at all times while construction is underway. [Ord. 17-848 § 3 (Exh. A), 2017]

12.20.040 Excavation at applicant’s expense.

The person desiring to obtain a permit for excavation will be required to perform the excavation at his/her own expense. All applicants shall be responsible for furnishing all materials, labor, and equipment for the excavation. The restoration of any improvements within the right-of-way shall be the responsibility of the applicant. All workmanship and materials shall strictly conform to the city’s standard specifications for such work. The permittee shall notify the city within 48 hours after completion of the work and the city public works director, or his representative, shall inspect and have final approval of said work. At the request of the city, the permittee shall provide the city as-built drawings of the work completed. [Ord. 17-848 § 3 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 658 § 3, 1988. Formerly 12.20.030]

12.20.050 Violation – Penalty.

Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $500.00, with each violation and each day that a violation persists constituting a separate violation. A person in violation of this chapter may also be required to restore the right-of-way to its prior condition. [Ord. 17-848 § 3 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 658 § 6, 1988. Formerly 12.20.040]