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All persons or entities prior to moving any existing building or structure within the City or moving any building or structure to a location out of the City limits, shall comply with the following:
A. Application: Prior to actual relocation or placement of a moved building or structure, the applicant shall apply for and obtain all necessary permits. A proprietary inspection shall first occur at the site.
B. Bond: Prior to moving any building or structure, the applicant shall post a surety bond as follows:
1. General: The building official shall require bonds in such forms as deemed necessary to ensure the mitigation of hazardous conditions resulting from work occurring in conjunction with the relocation of building and structures, beneath large structures, or on projects having unique site conditions, for the existing site, the relocation site or for both sites. The building official may cash the bond and the proceeds from the posted bond shall be used to correct or eliminate hazardous conditions on the sites when the permit applicant fails to complete work in accordance with approved plans, specifications, and permits. The amount of the bond required shall be in conformance with this chapter.
In lieu of a surety bond, the building official may allow the applicant to post a cash bond or instrument of credit with the building official in an amount equal to that which would be required in the surety bond. The bond shall ensure that sufficient funds are available to repay the city of Boise City for any expenditure incurred by the City for the protection or removal of property, both real and personal. The bond shall further ensure the properties are in a proper and safe condition, that all combustible and non-combustible materials are removed, and that any remaining excavation is filled.
2. Amount Of Bond: The bond shall be kept and maintained in force and effect until all of the work required by the permit has been completed and the property has been put into proper and safe condition after the structure is moved. All combustible and noncombustible debris or material shall be cleared away and any remaining excavation is filled in to ground level. The bond amount shall be established upon local construction market rates approved by the building official or in an amount equal to three percent (3%) of structure replacement square footage cost for the occupancy group and type of construction noted in the Building Valuation Data, published by the International Code Council.
In the event the applicant fails to perform the duties and responsibilities imposed by this Chapter, the bond shall be forfeited and may be utilized in an amount necessary to complete the duties and responsibilities of the applicant or to adequately secure the site, building or structure. Any funds remaining from the bond after it is utilized to perform the outstanding work on the permit shall be returned to the permit applicant.
C. Insurance: Permit holders moving buildings or structures shall provide a public liability insurance policy, or a certificate of liability insurance and endorsements to the Planning and Development Services Department. The limits of coverage shall include property damage and personal injuries in the minimum amounts as specified in the Idaho Tort Claims Act set forth in Idaho Code title 6, chapter 9 and shall cover any work or activity performed under the permit.
D. Notification Prior To Move: The permit applicant shall certify, on the permit application, to the Planning and Development Services Department that arrangements have been made or will be made with the owner of utilities and adjacent properties for the protection of such facilities when it is necessary to cut, repair, remove, raise, or replace any cable, wire, piping, or any objects, whether they are publicly or privately owned, that may interfere with the removal, move, or placement of such building or structure at each applicable site.
E. Special Permits: The permit applicant, before moving buildings or structures, shall obtain the required permits including Erosion and Sediment Control, Public Works Sewer Plug, and for overweight or oversized loads when moving buildings or structures over public right-of-way within the City limits as required in the Idaho Motor Vehicles Act set forth in Idaho Code title 49, chapter 10. The City shall be provided with verification or a copy of any required permits or certify that they have been obtained.
F. Barrier Needed: Any building or structure removed from its existing footing and foundation and elevated for relocation or any moved building or structure placed on any lot or parcel of ground in the City corporate limits shall be enclosed with a readily visible barricade until removed from its original site or securely anchored to an approved footing and foundation. Open excavation exceeding thirty inches (30") below existing grade shall also be enclosed with a readily visible barricade until such excavation is backfilled to match existing grade. The removal, anchoring of building or structure, or backfilling of any open excavation shall not exceed thirty (30) calendar days from issuance date of permit. The removal, anchoring of building or structure, or the backfilling of any open excavation exceeding thirty (30) calendar days shall be enclosed with a minimum six foot (6') high construction fence constructed of wood, metal chain link, or any other method as approved by the building official.
G. Storage Approval Required: Relocated buildings or structures shall not be stored on any lot or parcel of ground within the City limits without approval from the Planning Division and/or Building Division in Planning and Development Services.
H. Storage Requirements: Requests for storage of buildings or structures on a site shall be made in writing to the Planning Division in Planning and Development Services prior to moving the building or structure. No approvals or permits shall be issued unless the written request is approved.
Approved storage of buildings or structures shall require the installation of a minimum six foot (6') high fence constructed of wood, metal chain link, or any other method as approved by the building official. Additional security measures such as motion sensor activated security lighting and/or regular monitoring may be required. Storage of such buildings or structures shall not exceed one hundred eighty (180) calendar days unless a valid extension is granted. Security measures shall be to a degree that will prevent access.
I. Abatement: Buildings or structures placed upon any lot or parcel without a valid permit, or where work is abandoned under a valid permit, may be subject to abatement and reimbursement as provided by Idaho Code or Boise City Code. Buildings or structures placed on any lot or parcel with or without a valid permit may be required to be secured with a minimum six foot (6') high fence constructed of wood, metal chain link, or any other method as approved by the building official. (Ord. 15-21, 5-4-2021)