(A)   (1)   Any person desiring to construct a public improvement within public right-of-way shall submit construction plans and specifications for the public improvement to the City Manager, along with a plan check fee. Construction plans and specifications shall be accompanied by a verification from a registered professional engineer or other qualified professional that the plans and specifications meet standards set forth in the applicable codes, rules, and regulations.
      (2)   After receiving preliminary approval of the plans from the city, but prior to the commencement of construction of the public improvement, the person shall obtain a right-of-way construction permit, and post a performance bond or other security of sufficient amount to ensure completion of construction. The right-of-way construction permit shall require that the public improvement be completed within 24 months of the date of issuance, or the bond or other security will be forfeited. The proceeds from the forfeiture shall be used by the city to complete the improvement.
      (3)   All public improvement shall be constructed according to the plans and specifications as approved by the city. The permittee shall retain qualified inspectors or engineers during construction to ensure the public improvement is constructed according to the approved plans and specifications. At the time the public improvement is completed, the permittee shall provide the city with two sets of as-built drawings certifying that construction was completed according to the approved plans and specifications, along with copies of all inspections or engineers’ reports.
   (B)   If the permittee is unable to complete the improvement within the 24-month period, the City Manager may grant a one-year extension upon good cause shown. Extensions beyond the one-year period may be granted by the Council, upon good cause shown. If an extension is granted, no other right-of-way use permit shall be issued to the permittee until the public improvement is completed, unless the permit is first approved, in writing, by the City Manager. Any extension shall be conditioned upon the permittee obtaining an extension of the bond or other security and providing adequate documentation of the extension to the city.
(Ord. 02-2001, passed 1-8-2000) Penalty, see § 50.99