(a)   Unless permitted by §§ 96.235 through 96.243, no person, other than the city, shall be granted any permit, license or contract or be permitted or authorized, except as otherwise provided in § 96.085, to grade, pave, surface, curb, excavate, make openings, break or cut any curb or pavement, install or work on sewer mains or sewer connections, install or work on water mains or water connections, erect or work on any telephone or telegraph lines or poles, overhead or underground electric transmission line or electric service, install or work on any gas mains, construct, reconstruct or repair sidewalks, store building materials, erect or maintain barricades in connection with construction work, or perform any contract for public improvement or do any public improvement, work in, upon, under or over any street, avenue, alley, public way, park or other public place within the city without first securing and filing with the city proof of the following:
      (1)   Workers’ compensation insurance providing the statutory limits required by state law;
      (2)   Commercial general liability insurance coverage issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in this state covering the work and activities proposed to be done in those public places. The insurance shall provide occurrence form contractual, personal, injury, bodily injury and property damage liability coverage with limits of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence, $2,000,000 general aggregate, and $2,000,000 aggregate products and completed operations. These limits may include excess liability (umbrella) coverage. The insurance policy shall name the city and its representatives as an additional insured. If occurrence form insurance is not available, claims made insurance may be provided. The policy shall be maintained for three years after completion of the work; and
      (3)   Automobile liability insurance covering all owned, non-owned, and hired automobiles, trucks, and trailers. The coverage shall be as broad as that found in the standard comprehensive automobile liability policy with limits of not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit each occurrence. The required limit may include excess liability (umbrella) coverage.
   (b)   Prior to receiving a permit for the construction or installation of any work for others within the streets, any contractor must first execute a performance and payment bond in an amount equal to the total cost of work to be performed, signed by a surety company. In lieu thereof, the contractor may give bond to the city in the amount of $10,000 covering all work to be done during the year in which the bond is given. Any bond required by this section shall provide that the contractor shall faithfully perform the contract, pay all permit and other associated city fees, promptly pay all persons supplying him or her with labor or material in the prosecution of the work provided for under the permit, and replace any defective work within a period of three years from the time of completion of the project which in the opinion of the city was not installed in accordance with the required specifications.
(1992 Code, § 38-28) (Ord. 104-99, passed 10-14-1999; Ord. 49-03, passed 6-9-2003)