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Except as provided by this chapter, no person shall construct, reconstruct, repair, alter, destroy, or grade any sidewalk, curb, gutter, or driveway within the public right-of-way or construct, reconstruct, repair, or alter any door, grating, or covering for any manhole, coal hole, vault, cellar, or opening of any type of any sidewalk unless that person:
(a) is either the owner of real estate abutting thereon or is licensed pursuant to Chapter 1327 of these Codified Ordinances and
(b) has applied for and been issued a permit by the City Engineer under either this Chapter or Chapter 901 of these Codified Ordinances.
The City Engineer may require each person so applying to complete an application furnished by him for that purpose. Such application shall be signed by the person who is to do such work, and shall contain the name and address of the abutting property owner, a specific designation of the property abutting the proposed improvement and a statement of the width and length of the proposed improvement. The application shall provide that all such work shall be done in accordance with the specifications for construction and materials and standard drawings on file in the office of the Director and in a manner that will safely support and protect the public and that will keep the sidewalk, curb, gutter, driveway, or street free from nuisances.
The applicant shall be required to replace any sidewalk to the minimum standards outlined in Section 903.02. If the sidewalk or the drive approach at the permit location exceeds the minimum standards in order to match the existing type, material, or construction of sidewalk or drive approach. The plans for any work proposed to be constructed which vary from the minimum standards shall be submitted to the City Engineer for approval prior to the start of any work. It shall further provide that by so signing, the applicant agrees to indemnify and save the City harmless from any claim, loss, or damage arising in any way out of such work, or which may result, directly or indirectly, to persons or property by reason of any such improvement or by reason of the same not being properly guarded or protected by lights, barriers or otherwise, so as to prevent injury therefrom.
(Ord. 96-360, passed 10-29-96; Ord. 16-332, passed 12-16-16.)