Chapter 12.12
EXCAVATIONS

Sections:

12.12.010    Permit required.

12.12.020    Permit application.

12.12.030    Permit issuance.

12.12.040    Compliance required.

12.12.050    Time limit for restoration.

12.12.060    Violation – Penalty.

12.12.010 Permit required.

No person, firm, corporation or entity shall in any way cut into, trench, dig or otherwise patch a street, sidewalk, alley, and/or right-of-way within the city without first having obtained a permit authorizing the same from the city clerk/treasurer. (Ord. 485 § 1, 1982)

12.12.020 Permit application.

Any person, firm, corporation or entity desiring to obtain a permit as required in ZMC 12.12.010 shall do so by making written application to the city clerk/treasurer. Such application shall be in writing, and shall include a detailed sketch showing the proposed work, a statement of arrangement with other utility companies which may be affected establishing that there will not be any interference with such utilities, and a statement setting forth the anticipated time the work will be commenced and finished. In addition to the application, the applicant shall deliver to the city clerk/treasurer the sum of $50.00 which shall be the cost of obtaining such a permit. (Ord. 485 § 2, 1982)

12.12.030 Permit issuance.

Upon receipt by the city clerk/treasurer of an application, and upon payment of the fee set forth in ZMC 12.12.020, the application shall be delivered to the city superintendent for review. The city superintendent shall review applications and if he finds the proposed work and plans for repair and patching to be satisfactory, he shall approve the application and thereafter the city clerk/treasurer shall issue a permit. If the city superintendent does not find the application to be satisfactory, he shall not approve the application and shall return it to the city clerk/treasurer setting forth in writing the reasons that the application is not satisfactory. (Ord. 485 § 3, 1982)

12.12.040 Compliance required.

All applicants are responsible for compliance with all applicable city, county, state and/or federal health and safety codes, standards, and/or regulations. It is the responsibility of the applicant to comply with such codes, standards and regulations, and the city shall have no obligation to ensure the applicant’s compliance. It is also the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the health and safety of his work force and the health and safety of the public while work is in progress, pursuant to such a permit. Applicants shall be required to furnish all traffic safety control devices at their own expense. (Ord. 485 § 4, 1982)

12.12.050 Time limit for restoration.

An applicant receiving a permit pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be required to restore any street, sidewalk, alley, and/or right-of-way upon which work is conducted to an equal or better condition than which previously existed within five days from the completion of the work. (Ord. 485 § 5, 1982)

12.12.060 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm, corporation or entity who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount of not more than $500.00 for each violation, or by imprisonment by not more than 30 days, or both. Each day in which a violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. (Ord. 485 § 6, 1982)