(A)   The county will charge the following:
Road Services
Road Services
Boring under road
Performance bond (minimum)
$3,000* per road cut
Public utilities (optional)
$2,000 per year
Road cut – gravel surface
Road cut – paved surface
Trenching, along the roadside, or other
*(Actual amount contingent on scope of work identified on the permit application)
*Performing more than one type of cut for the same project shall result in the combination of fees as designated by the county.
   (B)   The optional payment of fees offered to public utilities shall be at the discretion and approval of the County Highway Department Superintendent. The payment of an annual fee does not exempt the public utility from any of the other provisions detailed in this chapter. Should a public utility, approved for an annualized permit payment, violate the provisions of this chapter, the annualized permit may be revoked immediately without refund of any pre-paid permit fees. The public utility would then be required to pay any fees on a case-by-case basis. The fee schedule noted in this chapter is calendar year (January 1 to December 31), subject to change with appropriate approvals.
   (C)   Annual permit fees are due by January 1 of each calendar year. Applications that fall outside the time frame noted will have the fee prorated for that calendar year at the time the application is approved.
   (D)   As a condition of obtaining final approval of a road cut permit by the CCHD, all applicants/contractors, excluding municipalities and commercial public utility entities, will be required to post a minimum $3,000 performance bond. Securing this bond will be the sole responsibility of the applicant. The performance bond, in the amount specified by the CCHD, must be provided upon notification by the CCHD that the applicant’s permit has received preliminary review and approval. Final approval to start is contingent on receiving the performance bond. This provision may be waived by the County Highway Department Superintendent, or his or her designate, if the applicant elects the option to have the CCHD remediate the road cut. This determination will be made on a case-by-case basis at the time of application.
   (E)   The CCHD reserves the right at the time of application, to modify the dollar amount of the performance bond, contingent on the scope of work to be done. Any change in the performance bond dollar amount will be communicated to the applicant after an initial review of the application is made by County Highway Superintendent and prior to final application approval. Any road cut application without a performance bond will be rejected. Any disputes related to the dollar amount of a performance bond will be resolved by the County Highway Superintendent.
   (F)   The Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to waive any and all fees.
(Prior Code, § 91.03) (Ord. 07-05, passed 5-7-2007; Ord. 08-12, passed 11-3-2008; Ord. 09-02, passed 4-6-2009; Ord. 09-12, passed 9-8-2009; Ord. 10-11, passed 12-6-2010) Penalty, see § 91.99