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(A) Permit required. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, no person may obstruct or excavate any right-of-way without first having obtained the appropriate right-of-way permit from the city to do so.
(1) Excavation permit. An excavation permit is required by a registrant to excavate that part of the right-of-way described in the permit and to allow free and open passage over the specified portion of the right-of-way to place facilities described in the permit, to the extent and for the duration specified in the permit.
(2) Obstruction permit. An obstruction permit is required by a registrant to allow free and open passage over the specified portion of right-of-way by placing equipment described in the obstruction permit on the right-of-way, to the extent and for the duration specified in the permit. An obstruction permit is not required if a person already possesses a valid excavation permit for the same project.
(B) Permit extensions. No person may excavate in or obstruct the right-of-way beyond the date or dates specified in the permit unless the person makes a supplementary application for another right-of-way permit before the expiration of the initial permit, and a new permit or permit extension is granted. A permit extension fee shall be established from time to time by City Council resolution.
(C) Delay penalty. In accordance with Minnesota Rule 7819.1000 Subp. 3, as it may be amended from time to time, and notwithstanding division (B) 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 subchapter 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. 460, passed 8-28-2000) Penalty, see § 92.999