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(A) Permit required. Except as otherwise provided in this code, no person may obstruct or excavate any right-of-way, or construct a driveway entrance to a city street, without first having obtained the appropriate permit from the city.
(1) Excavation permit. An excavation permit is required to excavate that part of the right-of-way described in such permit and to hinder free and open passage over the specified portion of the right-of-way by placing facilities described therein, to the extent and for the duration specified therein.
(2) Obstruction permit. An obstruction permit is required to hinder free and open passage over the specified portion of right-of-way by placing equipment described therein on the right-of-way, to the extent and for the duration specified therein. An obstruction permit is not required if a person already possesses a valid excavation permit for the same project.
(3) Driveway access and construction. A driveway access and construction permit is required prior to constructing an access driveway to any city street located in the city.
(B) Permit extensions. No person may excavate or obstruct the right-of-way beyond the date or dates specified in the permit unless such person:
(1) Makes a supplementary application for another right-of-way permit before the expiration of the initial permit; and
(2) A new permit or permit extension is granted.
(C) Delay penalty. In accordance with Minnesota Rule 7819.1000 subp. 3, and notwithstanding division (B) above of this section, the city shall establish and impose a delay penalty for unreasonable delays in right-of-way excavation, obstruction, patching, or restoration. The delay penalty shall be established from time to time by City Council resolution.
(D) Permit display. Permits issued under this chapter shall be conspicuously displayed or otherwise available at all times at the indicated work site and shall be available for inspection by the city.
(Ord. 2011-07-05A, passed 7-5-2011)