§ 151.01  PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY.
   (A)   The purpose of this chapter is to protect, maintain, and enhance the public's health, safety, and general welfare by establishing minimum standards for construction of all required public improvements and procedures to control, review, and approve the construction of these public improvements as well as procedures for the control and maintenance of the city rights-of-way.
   (B)   The city is responsible for maintaining all streets, roads, and structures accepted within the city's rights-of-way and easements, and it is therefore necessary to set minimum standards for the construction of all improvements for which the city will be responsible in order to avoid assuming unnecessary maintenance costs and inconvenience to the citizens and businesses of the city.
   (C)   All improvements intended for public use, which are to be constructed in a city right-of-way or easement must conform to the Noblesville Standards and shall conform to or exceed the standards as set forth in this chapter.
   (D)   The standards set forth in this chapter are intended to be minimum standards. Variances and/or waivers from these standards may be considered by the Board of Public Works and Safety, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and/or the Plan Commission and Council regarding planned developments when deemed appropriate, upon written application to the said above noted city boards, commission and/or Council citing unusual conditions justifying changes based upon sound engineering practices. Proposed variances and/or waivers shall have been reviewed by any applicable agency of jurisdiction and the Technical Advisory Committee, before consideration by the Board of Public Works and Safety, Board of Zoning Appeals, and/or Plan Commission and Council regarding a planned development.
(Ord. 7-3-97, passed 3-24-97; Am. Ord. 24-5-98, passed 6-8-98; Am. Ord. 58-12-01, passes 1-29-02; Am. Ord. 2-1-03, passed 1-14-03; Am. Ord. 15-2-07, passed 2-27-07; Am. Ord. 68-12-07, passed 12-11-07)  Penalty, see § 151.99