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(a) No person other than a duly authorized employee or agent of the City shall make, or cause to be made, any excavation, trench or other opening in any portion of any street, alley or other public roadway or thoroughfare. or right-of-way (including sidewalk and tree lawn area), or tunnel under such roadway. thoroughfare, or right-of-way from one side to another or parallel with, within the City without obtaining a permit from the City Manager, or his designee, prior to the commencement of any work.
(b) An applicant for such permit shall file an application with the City Manager, or his designee, setting forth the type of pavement, location, purpose, kind, number and size (area and depth) of openings or excavations to be made, the estimated time such excavations are to remain open, and such other facts as may be required by the City Manager, or his designee.
(c) The City Manager, or his designee, shall, upon the filing of an application as provided for herein, investigate the same and, if he deems it necessary, issue a permit to the applicant authorizing such person to tunnel or make the openings or excavations at the places and times and for the purpose set forth in the application.
(d) Prior to the issuance of any tunneling permit, the applicant shall pay a permit fee as established by ordinance and amended as necessary and shall further agree to conform to and abide by all provisions imposed by any City ordinance or other law, and the rules, regulations and specifications as may be promulgated by the City Manager, or his designee. In lieu of a permit fee or restoration deposit as required by Section 909.04, the City Manager, or his designee, may enter into contract with the applicant and require that the applicant pay all inspection fees.
(e) The non-refundable permit fee as established by ordinance and amended as necessary must be submitted prior to any street excavation within the roadway, thoroughfare, and/or right-of-way (including sidewalk and tree lawn areas).
(Ord. 83-16. Passed 9-12-16.)