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The Director of Public Works is authorized to invite annual bids in the manner provided in the Administrative Code, and to award a contract effective the first day of July of each year on a unit cost basis for the construction, repair and replacement of sidewalks, driveways, curbs, and gutters where the obligation to perform such construction, repair or replacement is that of the property owner. In addition to insuring the City and County, its officers and employees in their capacities as such as required by the Standard Specifications of the Bureau of Engineering, the contractor shall also name as additional insured the owners of property who are jointly responsible for sidewalk repair, but such insurance shall apply only as respects operations performed by the contractor in connection with this Section. Such owner may request the Director of Public Works to issue a work order to the contractor to do the work for the account of the owner. Such contract shall provide that the contractor shall, on receipt of a work order from the Director of Public Works, repair, construct or replace the sidewalk, curb, or gutter for the account of said owner at the unit prices bid, and shall bill the owner for the cost thereof. Should the owner fail to pay the contractor the amount of said bill within 30 days, the contractor shall give written notice of said failure to the Director of Public Works who, upon determining that the work has been satisfactorily performed, shall cause payment to be made to the contractor from a revolving fund, which shall consist of such monies as may be appropriated for these purposes, and cause a lien to be placed upon the owner's property in the amount of said payment as provided in Sections 706.4, 706.5, 706.6, and 706.7 of this Article, and the amount of said payment shall constitute a lien against said property which shall be enforced, collected, and released as provided in said Sections. The Director of Public Works shall make quarterly reports to the Board of Supervisors showing a general accounting of the aforementioned revolving fund. The necessary funds shall be appropriated annually for the preparation of contracts, taking of bids and entering into contracts. Each such contract shall provide that the Director of Public Works shall have the power to prescribe the procedures to be followed and specify the forms to be used for the reports to be rendered in the administration of the work to be performed thereunder. Each such contract shall provide that the contractor shall deposit with the Director of Public Works a sum sufficient to defray costs of inspections by City inspectors on each job for which a work order is issued, calculated as follows: a minimum of $10 for the first 100 square feet, or fraction thereof, of sidewalk, driveway, curb or gutter construction, repair or replacement, and $5 for each additional 100 square feet or fraction thereof.
(Added by Ord. 391-81, App. 7/3/81)