511.04  TRAFFIC DIVERSION.
   (a)    No person, group of persons, or organizations shall divert any traffic upon any street, highway, or alley in the City other than the listed exceptions, without first obtaining a permit signed by the Mayor and the Chief of Police.
   Exceptions to permit:
      (1)    An automobile crash, disabled automobile in traffic, or some other emergency in a traffic lane;
      (2)    Any construction or maintenance of a road, highway, or alley performed by a governmental entity, contractor, or agent of government;
      (3)    Any construction or maintenance of any public utility.
   (b)    Additional permits may have to be obtained from the State of West Virginia for any traffic diversion upon any road or highway controlled by the State of West Virginia.
   (c)    Applications for such permit shall be made on such forms as may be prescribed and shall contain such information as is reasonably necessary to a fair determination of whether a permit should be issued.
   (d)    Applications shall be filed not less than 3 working days before the beginning planned traffic diversion. The applicant is required to supply their own traffic barriers or cones which must be a minimum height of 24 inches. Such barriers or cones must be orange with some reflective material visible at any angle.
   (e)    The Chief of Police and Mayor may determine a need for the flagging of traffic at the traffic diversion, either during all or part of the time of the diversion. If this is determined, the applicant will provide personnel for the flagging of traffic at the applicant's expense as well high visibility vest, shirt, jacket, or other clothing of a type which meets the current ANSI and/or ISEA requirements at the date of the event.
   (f)    All persons flagging traffic in the City regardless of whether a permit is required will wear a high visibility vest, shirt, jacket, or other clothing of a type which meets the current ANSI and/or ISEA requirements.
(Ord. 2015-05.  Passed 5-4-15.)