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(A) Inspection. The building inspector shall inspect the building and the applicant’s equipment to determine whether the standards for issuance of a permit are met.
(B) Standards for issuance. The building inspector shall refuse to issue a permit if he finds that:
(1) Any application requirement or any fee or deposit requirement has not been complied with;
(2) The building is too large to move without endangering persons or property in the city;
(3) The building is in such a state of deterioration or disrepair or is otherwise so structurally unsafe that it could not be moved without endangering persons and property in the city;
(4) The building is structurally unsafe or unfit for the purpose for which moved if the removal location is in the city;
(5) The applicant’s equipment is unsafe and persons and property would be endangered by its use;
(6) Zoning or other ordinances would be violated by the building in its new location; or
(7) For any other reason, persons or property in the city would be endangered by the moving of the building.
(C) Fees and deposits.
(1) Deposit. The building inspector shall deposit all fees and deposits and all bonds or insurance policies with the city treasurer.
(2) Return upon nonissuance. Upon his refusal to issue a permit, the building inspector shall return to the applicant all deposits, bonds and insurance policies. Permit fees filed with the application shall not be returned.
(3) Return upon allowance for expense. After the building has been removed, the building inspector shall furnish the city administrator with a written statement of all expenses incurred in removing and replacing all property belonging to the city and of all material used in the making of the removal and replacement, together with a statement of all damage caused to or inflicted upon property belonging to the city. Provided, however, that if any wires, poles, lamps or other property are not located in conformity with governing ordinances, the permittee shall not be liable for the cost of removing the same. The city administrator shall authorize the building inspector to return to the applicant all deposits after the city treasurer deducts the sum sufficient to pay for all of the costs and expenses and for all damage done to property of the city by reason of the removal of the building. Permit fees deposited with the application shall not be returned.
(D) Designated streets for removal. The building inspector shall procure from the department of public works a list of designated streets over which the building may be moved. The building inspector shall have the list approved by the chief of police and shall reproduce the list upon the permit in writing. In making their determinations, the department of public works and the chief of police shall act to assure maximum safety to persons and property in the city and to minimize congestion and traffic hazards on public streets.
(Ord. 2536, § 6, passed 4-10-1989)