§ 97.040  BACKFILLING AND RESTORATION SPECIFICATIONS.
   (A)   All cuts, openings, or excavations in a public street, alley, or sidewalk shall be filled in one-foot lifts compacted to within 7-l/2 inches of the top, next six inches shall be concrete with the last l-l/2 inches being the wearing surface.
   (B)   Any cut in easement shall be filled in one-foot lifts to the top and then shall be covered with sod or sown with grass seed at the discretion of the Director of Public Works.
   (C)   The work of paving shall be performed by the permit holder and shall be in accordance with city specifications.  Any costs or fees shall be assessed to the permit holder in accordance with the schedule of fees approved by the Department of Public Works. The city reserves the right to perform backfilling paving and restoration at its discretion.  When the city performs the backfill operation, the costs of backfilling shall include labor, materials, and equipment.  The costs shall be determined by the city on completion of all work and shall be assessed to the permit holder.
   (D)   The city shall be notified by the permit holder as to when backfilling will take place and in all cases where conditions permit, pavement must be restored within 24 hours after backfilling is completed.
   (E)   If any settlement occurs within one year of restoration by the permit holder, the city may take such corrective action as it deems appropriate and charge the permit holder for the costs, including the restoration and excavation, or give notice to the permit holder to restore the excavation or pavement within ten days of receipt of notice or be in violation of this section.
   (F)   No opening or excavation in any paved public street shall be permitted to obstruct the flow of traffic without providing for an appropriate detour around the opening or excavation or by either temporarily restoring the street surface, covering the opening or excavation with adequate steel plates, or other appropriate measures which would aid the flow of traffic.
('83 Code, § 98.40) (Ord. 47-1982, passed 6-3-82)  Penalty, see § 97.999