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A demolition or destruction shall include any full or partial demolition work. All applications to demolish any building or structure on any lot or parcel of ground in the city of New Plymouth shall comply with all of the following prior to any demolition work occurring:
(A) Application Prior To Actual Demolition Or Destruction: Prior to actual demolition or destruction the applicant shall submit for and secure a demolition permit; and
1. Pay A Fee: The applicant shall pay to the city clerk a one hundred dollar ($100.00) demolition permit fee.
2. Post Bond: A bond shall be required to ensure that in the default of the applicant, the property can be returned to its bare state, free of safety hazards and construction debris at the completion of the demolition of any structure(s). The permit applicant shall deposit and file a bond with the city clerk.
(a) Amount Of Bond: A bond shall be kept and maintained in force and effect until all of the scope of work of the permit is completed and the property is in a proper and safe condition after the structure is demolished. All combustible and noncombustible debris or material shall be cleared away and any remaining excavation is filled into ground level. The bond amount shall be established in an amount equal to the estimated cost to demolish any existing structures and return the land to its bare state. In the event the applicant fails to perform the duties and responsibilities imposed by this subsection, the bond shall be forfeited and utilized and in an amount necessary to complete the duties and responsibilities of the applicant. Any funds remaining from the bond after it is utilized to perform the outstanding work on the permit shall be returned to the applicant.
(B) Notification: Prior to demolition the permit applicant shall certify to the city clerk that arrangements have been or will be made with the owner of utilities and adjacent property(ies) for the protection of such facilities when it is necessary to cut, repair, remove, raise or replace any cable, wires, piping or any objects whether they are publicly or privately owned that may interfere with the demolition of such building or structure; and
(C) Debris Removal: All debris or material shall be removed from the premises on which the demolition is carried out within thirty (30) calendar days from the completion of the demolition, or from the stoppage of the work thereon if the work remains uncompleted, unless the building official extends the time therefor because of weather, terrain, or other special circumstances, but such extension shall not exceed ninety (90) calendar days. It is unlawful for any owner or person in possession of real property to permit the debris to remain on the property without disposal. Any debris remaining thirty (30) calendar days after the completion of the demolition work or from stoppage of work without an approved extension by the city shall constitute a public nuisance. Any unsupported portions of a building or structure or debris existing beyond the periods set forth above shall be subject to abatement by the city. Buildings or structures demolished upon any lot or parcel without valid permits shall be subject to abatement as determined by mayor and council in accordance with the provisions set forth in title 50, chapter 3 of the Idaho Code.
(D) Foundations: After removal of any structure, all foundations that will not be utilized in any new or future permitted construction shall be removed and all excavations filled in to the level of the adjoining grade.
(E) Existing Parking Surfaces: Existing asphalt and concrete parking surfaces adjacent to or surrounding the removed structure(s) shall be allowed to remain.
(F) Abatement: Demolition of buildings or structures begun without valid permits shall be subject to abatement as determined by mayor and council in accordance with the provisions set forth in title 50, chapter 3 of the Idaho Code. Buildings or structures under demolition without valid permits shall be immediately secured with a six foot (6') high construction fence constructed of wood, metal chainlink or any other materials as approved by the building official. If secured by the city, the city shall also levy a special assessment on the parcel to defray the cost or reimburse the city for the costs associated with fence construction or any additional security requirements that were required by the city of the property owner. (Ord. 333, 7-1-2011)