It shall be unlawful for any person to break, excavate, tunnel, undermine, or in any manner affect the surface or base of any street or sidewalk, or to place, deposit or leave upon any street any earth or any other excavated material obstructing or tending to interfere with the free use of the street, unless such person shall first have obtained an excavation permit from the encroachment officer. Applications shall be made upon a form approved by the public works department. All permits shall be subject to revocation and the city may refuse to issue a permit for failure of the permittee or applicant to abide by the terms and conditions of this chapter. Excavation permits need not be requested prior to excavation in case of emergency endangering life or property, providing the city is notified as soon as practicable and a permit is applied for upon the next regular working day following the emergency.
Excavation permits shall state a certain start and end date for the excavation and applicant shall abide by said dates.
Excavation shall take place between seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and three thirty o'clock (3:30) P.M. on regular city business days. Cleanup activities may be completed outside of these hours.
City shall be notified at least twenty four (24) hours in advance of any excavation proposing a road closure and specific permission shall be granted before closure occurs.
A traffic control plan must be submitted with the application and must be approved before any excavation can proceed.
The excavator shall ensure a copy of the signed permit is with the crew performing the excavation work at all times. No changes in the excavation dates shall be permitted without written permission of the city authority. (Ord. 2008-1, 1-3-2008)