Chapter 93 – Excavations

(ORD # 20-09)

Chapter 93–Excavations

 

93.010.    Permit required.  No person, partnership or corporation shall dig into or across, bore or tunnel under, any street or alley in the City unless such person, partnership or corporation shall have a written permit signed by the Street Commissioner or City Clerk of the City authorizing such work.

93.020.    Application.  Any person, partnership or corporation desiring to obtain a permit to dig into or across, bore or tunnel under, any street or alley in connection with any water or sewer system or for other purposes shall file with the city clerk or street commissioner an application, which shall state where the street or alley is to be dug into or across and how long it will take to do the work.

 

93.030.    Inspection and Deposit.  After work has been completed and the street has been replaced in its original condition, the Street Commissioner shall be notified by the applicant that the work has been completed and upon approval of the work by the Street Commissioner, said applicant will be released from further liability to the City.  All applications shall be accompanied by a deposit of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) which will be returned when the street or alley repairs have been approved by the Street

Commissioner.  If the work is not completed within a reasonable time, the Street Commissioner may make the necessary repairs and deduct the same from the deposit and order the balance, if any, paid to the applicant.

93.040.    Permit to be posted.  All permits shall be posted at or near location of work.

 

93.060.    Breaks in Water or Sewer Lines and Excavations in City Streets and Alleys.  Breaks in water or sewer lines owned by the City shall be reported to the Board of Public Works.  The Board of Public Works or designee shall excavate where necessary and shall make the needed repairs and then back fill the hole, in thin layers, with properly compacted crusher-run rock.  Upon completion of work the Board of Public Works shall notify the Street Commissioner who shall cause the street to be repaired. Any other person wishing to excavate any portion of any street or alley belonging to the City of Holden must first obtain a permit from the Street Commissioner.  After excavation, the person causing the excavation shall fill the hole, in thin layers, with properly compacted crusher-run rock and shall resurface same with concrete or asphalt as appropriate and designated by the Street Commissioner.  If the excavating party has the capability to repair the street or alley, such party may do so with the permission of the Street Commissioner, but such repair must be inspected and approved by the Commissioner.  All excavations through any hard surface street shall only be made by sawing through the street’s surface using squared cuts.  Excavations shall only be as large as necessary and shall not interfere with or damage hard street surfaces beyond the actual excavation site.  All excavation shall be repaired with the use of concrete or asphalt as designated by the Street Commissioner.  All debris must be removed from excavation sites within twenty four (24) hours after work is completed at the site.  Any person or entity excavating any portion of a street or alley in the City of Holden must barricade and mark such sites and must provide for all needed traffic control and warning devices.

 

93.060.    Violation.  Every person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter, or refusing or neglecting to comply with any of the requirements thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.