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(a) Whoever constructs a driveway over, landscapes over or passes or travels as a means of ingress and egress over any drainage ditch or other depression in the land alongside of any public street or way, which ditch or depression at any time serves as a conduit for the drainage of water, shall construct in such ditch or depression, and under such driveway, landscaping or any other construction by means of which ingress and egress is effected, a culvert. The culvert shall have a minimum diameter of twelve inches, but prior to the installation of the culvert, plans and profiles covering the proposed installation shall be submitted to the City Engineer. The City Engineer shall determine whether or not the culvert is adequate to meet the hydraulic drainage requirements of the drainage ditch or depression and the surrounding drainage area in order to properly safeguard the health and safety of the residents in the area and protect the property therein, and whether or not the proposed location of the culvert is proper in relation to the grade of the street or way. The City Engineer shall either approve the plans and profiles or approve the plans and profiles with such modification in the size and location of the proposed culvert as will adequately meet the hydraulic drainage requirements of the drainage ditch or depression and the surrounding drainage area and will place the culvert in proper relation to the grade of the street. The determination of the City Engineer shall be conclusive.
(b) Before any permit to build or construct upon lots or lands drained by any ditch or depression is issued to any person required by subsection (a) hereof to install a culvert, such person shall install such culvert in accordance with the plans and specifications approved, or approved with modifications, by the City Engineer. Said person or contractor shall post a bond as provided for in Section 1022.04.
(c) Such cash or bond shall be returned to the applicant by the Director of Finance upon receipt from the City Engineer of a certificate stating that the culvert has been installed in accordance with such plans and profiles.
(Ord. 2561. Passed 2-4-59; Ord. 05-56. Passed 5-4-05.)