(A)   Permit Required. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person shall cut any curb on any public street or alley of the City or make or construct any driveway or entranceway from any public street or alley in the City across or over any sidewalk or curb upon such street or alley and to any private property bounding or abutting on such street or alley without first obtaining a permit therefor from the City Engineer.
   (B)   Fees. The fee for such permit, when the driveway or entranceway does not exceed twelve feet in width, shall be ten dollars ($10.00). When the driveway or entrance-way exceeds twelve feet in width, measured at the curb line, an additional fee of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for each additional foot shall be charged and collected by the City Engineer.
   All fees collected by the City Engineer shall be deposited with the City Treasurer to the credit of the General Fund.
   (C)   Term and Assignability. Any permit herein provided for shall expire thirty days from the date of the issuance thereof, and any money paid therefor shall not be refunded unless such permit is not used and is returned within such thirty-day period.
   Permits herein provided for may be issued to an owner, lessee, tenant, land contract vendee, easement holder, or to any other person or entity, having a right of ingress or egress over such premises in order to utilize such proposed driveway or curb cut.
   (D)   Appeals. The City Engineer may refuse to grant any permit herein provided for in the interest of public safety. If the City Engineer refuses to grant any permit, the applicant for such permit may appeal to the Mayor, whose decision shall be final.
(Ord. 102-71. Passed 5-3-71; Ord. 089-15. Passed 4-20-15.)