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1.   The Commission shall have the authority to establish rules and regulations governing its organization and procedure as it shall deem necessary.
2.   The Commission shall have all powers and duties relating to pioneer cemeteries which may otherwise be exercised by Township Trustees, except the Commission shall not have the authority to certify a tax levy.
3.   Notwithstanding subsection 2, any pioneer cemeteries currently being maintained by Township Trustees, or any pioneer cemeteries that in the future the Township Trustees choose to maintain will remain under the exclusive direction of the Township Trustees.
4.   The Commission shall submit a proposed budget, including amount of available funds and proposed expenditures, to the Marion County Auditor no later than January 15 of each year.
5.   The Commissioners shall receive no compensation for their services as such, but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
Permit No. ____________
This is a Utility Permit Application or telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. The applicant agrees to comply with the following permit requirements. Compliance shall be determined by the sole discretion of the County Engineer as deemed necessary to promote public health, safety and the general welfare. These requirements shall apply unless waived in writing by the County Engineer prior to installation.
   Applicant Name:   _________________________________________
   Street Address:   _________________________________________
   City, State and Zip Code: ___________________________________
   Telephone Number:   ______________________
   Contact Person:   ____________________________
1.   Location Plan. An applicant shall file a completed location plan as an attachment to this Utility Permit Application. The location plan shall set forth the location of the proposed line on the secondary road system and include a description of the proposed installation.
2.   Written Notice. At least two working days prior to the proposed installation, an applicant shall file with the County Engineer a written notice stating the time, date, location and nature of the proposed installation.
3.   Inspection. The County Engineer shall provide a full-time inspector during the installation of all underground lines to insure compliance with this Utility Permit. The inspector shall have the right, during reasonable hours and after showing proper identification, to enter any installation site in the discharge of the inspector’s official duties, and to make any inspection or test that is reasonably necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
4.   Inspection Fee. Upon approval of the application by the Board of Supervisors, the Utility Permit will be issued by the County Engineer upon payment of the required prepaid inspection fee made payable to the County Treasurer’s office. The fees are as follows:
Telecommunications   $   1,000.00
Electric      $   1,000.00
Gas   $   1,000.00
Water   $   1,000.00
In lieu of the prepaid inspection fee, an applicant may furnish a performance bond in the amount of $5,000.00, which may be surety for payment of inspection fees as billed by the County.
5.   Requirements. The installation inspector shall assure that the following requirements have been met:
A.   Construction signing shall comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
B.   The minimum depth of cover shall be as follows. (Add additional depth in the amount of any thickness of deposited silt in a ditch.)
Telecommunications   32 inches
Gas   48 inches
Sewer   60 inches
Electric   48 inches
Water   60 inches
Fiber Optics   48 inches
C.   The applicant shall use reference markers in the right-of-way boundary to locate line and changes in alignment as required by the County Engineer. A permanent warning tape shall be placed one foot above all underground utility lines.
D.   All tile line locations shall be marked with references located in the right-of-way line.
E.   No underground utility lines shall cross over a crossroad drainage structure without approval by the County Engineer.
F.   Residents along the utility route shall have uninterrupted access to the public roads. An all-weather access shall be maintained for residents adjacent to the project.
G.   A joint assessment of the road surfacing shall be made by the applicant and the County Engineer both before and after construction. After construction, granular surfacing shall be added to the road by the applicant to restore the road to its original condition. After surfacing has been applied, the road surface shall be reviewed by the County Engineer once the road has been saturated, to determine if additional surfacing on the roadway by the applicant is necessary.
H.   All damaged areas within the right-of-way shall be repaired and restored to at least their former condition by the applicant or the cost of any repair work caused to be performed by the County will be assessed against the applicant.
I.   Areas disturbed during construction which present an erosion problem shall be solved by the applicant in a manner approved by the County Engineer.
J.   All trenches, excavations and utilities that are knofed shall be properly tamped.
K.   All utilities shall be located between the bottom of the backslope and the bottom of the foreslope, unless otherwise approved in writing by the County Engineer prior to installation.
L.   Road crossings shall be bored unless otherwise approved in writing by the County Engineer. The depth below the road surface shall match the minimum depth of cover for the respective utility.
7.   Nonconforming Work. The County Engineer may halt the installation at any time if the applicant’s work does not meet the requirements set forth in this Utility Permit.
8.   Emergency Work. In emergency situations, work may be initiated by an applicant without first obtaining a Utility Permit. However, a Utility Permit must be obtained within fourteen (14) days of initiation of the work. All emergency work shall be done in conformity with the provisions of the Marion County Code of Ordinances and shall be inspected for full compliance.
9.   County Infraction. Violation of this permit is a county infraction under Section 331.307 of the Code of Iowa, punishable by civil penalty as provided in Section 1.11 of the Code of Ordinances.
10.   Hold Harmless.. The utility company shall save the County harmless of any damages resulting from the applicant’s operations. A copy of a certificate of insurance naming the County as an additional insured for the permit work shall be filed in the County Engineer’s office prior to installation. The minimum limits of liability under the insurance policy shall be $1,000,000. In lieu of a certificate of insurance, the utility company may submit a letter of assurance of self-insurance coverage with a minimum of $1,000,000 assured assets. The letter of assurance must be dated and signed not more than one year prior to the installation.
11.   Permit Required. No applicant shall install any lines unless such applicant has obtained a Utility Permit from the County Engineer and has agreed in writing that said installation will comply with all ordinances and requirements of the County for such work. Applicants agree to hold the County free from liability for all damage to applicant’s property which occurs proximately as a result of the applicant’s failure to comply with said ordinances and requirements.
12.   Relocation. The applicant, at any time subsequent to installation of utility lines, at the applicant’s own expense, shall relocate or remove such lines as may become necessary to conform to new grades, alignment or widening of right-of-way resulting from maintenance or construction operations for highway improvements.
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