§ 10.20.050. Application for permit; fees, issuance  


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  • Permits required by this chapter shall be issued to any municipally operated utility or public utility corporations having a franchise to operate in any street, alley or other public grounds of the city, upon such municipally operated utility or public utility corporations filing with the city engineer an application for such permit; provided, that statements based on fees provided for in this section will be rendered upon the first of each month for the amount due the city on all permits issued to such municipally operated utility or public utility corporation prior to the first day of the preceding calendar month, which statements shall be due and payable within ten days after receipt of statement.

    Any other eligible person, other than those expressly excepted in Section 10.20.030, desiring a permit, shall first make application to the city engineer and shall pay seventy dollars for each cut in a paved surface on street right-of-way, plus the cost incurred by the city for repairing the cut.

    Surcharge Fee. A surcharge fee is assessed when an excavation is made in any paved street or alley on which the permanent surfacing is less than five years old. The surcharge fee is five percent of the total permit fee for each unelapsed month, or fraction thereof, of the five-year restricted period.

    The permit fee combined with the cost to the city for permanently repairing the pavement cut constitutes the total permit fee.

    No excavation shall be permitted within the paved portion of streets except when boring, jacking or the pushing of the conduit is impractical as determined by the city engineer or when an emergency is deemed to exist.

    A fee of thirty-five dollars shall be required for a permit to excavate in any unpaved street, alley, or other public place. For the purpose of laying, repairing or removing any main pipes, underground wires or other conduits, one such permit shall be required for each block or portion of a block of a street, alley or other public grounds if the work is done with continuity. For the purpose of connecting, repairing or removing service pipes, underground pipes, underground wires or other conduits, or for any other purpose not specifically mentioned herein, one such permit shall be required for each connection unless such connection is made at the time of laying the main.

(Ord. No. 45-682 § 3; Ord. No. 41-114 § 1)