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[Amended 7-27-2015 by Ord. No. 40-2015]
Applications for a permit to break the pavement or surface of any legally open streets shall be submitted on the form provided by the Department of Public Works, shall include all information and applicable fees, and shall be signed by the applicant. The application information and fees shall include the following:
A. Permit fee. Each application shall be accompanied by a permit fee as provided in Chapter 212, Fees.
B. Inspection fee. An inspection fee will be assessed for each separate street cut as provided in Chapter 212, Fees.
C. Pavement restoration fee. It shall be the duty of the party applying for the permit to restore to good order and repair in accordance with the City of Reading's specifications. The permittee shall pay a permanent pavement restoration fee for those cuts where the permanent pavement restoration is provided by the City of Reading, in accordance with Chapter 212, Fees, unless otherwise stipulated. Permittees who prefer to have their contractor perform the permanent pavement restoration work must have completed a letter of agreement with the City to that effect and will not be assessed the permanent pavement restoration fee except as noted in §§ 508-706 and 508-709C. Refer to § 508-706, Pavement cuts on recently paved streets, for premature degradation charges that will apply to cuts made on recently paved streets, and § 508-709C for permanent pavement restoration made ahead of paving in coordination with the City.
D. Detailed plan of the work. The applicant shall furnish a scale plan which shall accompany the application showing the extent and nature of the planned work at each street cut location within the right-of-way. The plan shall set forth, but is not limited to:
(1) The purpose for which the excavation is to be made;
(2) The dimensions and location of the proposed excavation including the nearest cross streets where the excavation or street opening is considered;
(3) The full scope of work to be included in the project;
(4) The date or dates during which the requested excavation is to be permitted;
(5) The date such excavation is to be refilled and resurfaced in the manner hereinafter provided; and
(6) A traffic impact plan (TIP). As specified in § 508-709, a TIP shall be submitted with any permit application for all proposed work that is to be conducted on a City roadway.
E. Letter of agreement. A properly executed letter of agreement will be required for all permits with the exception of a single permit application for one street cut by a nonutility applicant.
F. Guaranty of work.
(1) The permittee shall guarantee and maintain the street cut, excavation, and any related work for 24 months from the completion of the City-approved final restoration. Within this twenty-four-month period, the permittee shall correct or cause to be corrected all restoration work in the manner determined necessary by the Public Works Director within five calendar days of receipt of the notification. Failure to perform within the five calendar days may be completed by the City and invoiced to the permittee for all costs incurred in performance of the work. Payment not made within 30 days of the invoice date will be enforceable against the posted bond, including any fees and costs involved in the collection thereof.
(2) Each street cut will require a bond signed or other acceptable form of surety before a permit is issued. The bond shall be signed by the applicant in the amount as specified in Chapter 212, Fees. The bond shall accompany the permit application and shall remain in effect for a period of 24 months from the date of the acceptance of the final pavement restoration. Public utility companies shall provide a bond as specified in Chapter 212, Fees, that will warrant all street cut work performed in that calendar year. Bonds for utility companies shall be renewable on an annual basis. If the condition is such that the permittee fails to comply with this Part by not promptly completing the permitted work, including trench restorations and restoration of other affected facilities or fails to maintain such restorations in proper order and repair following construction, the Director of Public Works shall have cause to remedy that condition by calling on the permittee's bonding company to perform the work necessary to restore the street and other affected facilities to proper order.
G. Additional fees and information. The size and type of street cut(s) may require payment of additional fees and submission of additional information as prescribed in this Part. All fees, plan information, bonding, application and letter of agreement must be provided and approved before the City will issue a permit. Permits are issued subject to all other applicable ordinances of the City of Reading, and all applicable state and federal laws.
H. Display of permits and signage at work site. Unless otherwise authorized, permit(s) shall be kept at the work site for the duration of the project and made available for inspection upon request of any duly authorized City official. Such permits cannot be affixed to any temporary structure including fences, containers, or construction equipment.
I. Revocation of permit. All street cut or excavation permits are subject to revocation at any time by the Department of Public Works upon written notice served to whom the permit was granted, their agent, or employee. Such notice shall contain a brief statement detailing the revocation and be issued for failure to cure within three days:
(1) A violation of any condition of the permit.
(2) A violation of this section or any other applicable City of Reading ordinance relating to the work.
(3) The creation or failure to eliminate a condition or action that constitutes a violation of applicable Americans with Disabilities Act compliance guidelines, or endangers the lives, property, or welfare of City residents. [Amended 11-23-2015 by Ord. No. 77-2015]