(a) No person shall lay, construct, reconstruct or repair in any street or in, over or through any property or right of way owned by or under the control of the City, any curb, sidewalk, gutter, driveway, approach, roadway surface, pavement, sanitary sewer, sewage works, storm drain, culvert, stairway, retaining wall or similar structure, building or improvement, or perform any grading or filling, or subject any sewer or storm drain to excessive live or dead loading without first obtaining written permit therefor from the Board and without first obtaining approval of plans and specifications and the lines and grades therefor from the City Engineer. (Amended by Ord. No. 115,316, Eff. 2/15/60.)
(b) Any person who desires to make any such improvement upon any private property not dedicated to a public use, may, in order to obtain the City Engineer’s approval of plans and specifications therefor, city inspection and supervision of the work and to assure that the improvement when completed will be to the satisfaction of the City Engineer and that his acceptance thereof will be available if the improvement be later submitted for dedication to public use, apply for and obtain a permit therefor which shall, after such voluntary application, be treated in all respects as a permit required by law, except that the bond for the faithful performance of the work, provided for in Section 62.111, may be waived. All fees, and all deposits, provided for in the following sections must be demanded and received as in the case of permits required by law, and the City Engineer may impose such other conditions as may, in his discretion, be required to assure that the work may be inspected and supervised without cost or expense to the City, that the work will not cause loss or damage to the City or to the public, and that the improvements when completed, will be acceptable for public use if and when they shall be dedicated to or devoted to such use. (Amended by Ord. No. 83,881, Eff. 2/4/41.)
The inspection, supervision and other services rendered or undertaken by the City shall be consideration for any condition imposed upon the applicant and shall be withheld if he refuse any such condition. Whenever any applicant hereunder shall post with the City Engineer a bond conditioned in all respects as provided in Section 62.111, and adequate in amount to comply therewith, such bond shall for all purposes be deemed a bond posted pursuant to that section. (Amended by Ord. No. 83,881, Eff. 2/4/41.)
Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to bind the City to accept such improvements for public use, however, if for any reason said improvements are not in a condition satisfactory to the City Engineer at the time they are offered for acceptance for public use. (Amended by Ord. No. 83,881, Eff. 2/4/41.)
(c) An applicant for a Class "B" Permit for a street improvement on an unimproved public right-of-way in a Hillside Area, as defined in Section 12.03 of this Code, is required to: (Added by Ord. No. 185,513, Eff. 6/4/18.)
(1) Mail (registered or certified) a notification of public roadway construction, using a form approved by the Bureau of Engineering, to all owners and occupants of properties within a 500-foot radius of the proposed street improvement, prior to the submission of the application for a Class "B" permit;
(2) Provide proof of mailing of the required notification to the Bureau of Engineering as part of the application for a Class "B" permit; and
(3) Mail (registered or certified) a second notification of public roadway construction, using a form approved by the Bureau of Engineering, to all owners and occupants of properties within a 500-foot radius of the proposed street improvement upon approval of the B-Permit plans by the Bureau of Engineering, and provide proof of mailing of the required notification to the Bureau of Engineering prior to the commencement of any construction activity under the Class "B" permit.