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(A) Limitation on area. A right-of-way permit is valid only for the area right-of-way specified in the permit. No permittee may do any work outside the area specified in the permit, except as provided herein. Any permittee which determines that an area greater than that specified in the permit must be obstructed or excavated must before working in that greater area:
(1) Make application for a permit extension and pay any additional fees required thereby; and
(2) Be granted a new permit or permit extension.
(B) Limitations of dates. A right-of way permit is valid only for the dates specified in the permit. No permittee may begin its work before the permit start date or, except as provided herein, continue working after the end date. If a permittee does not finish the work by the permit end date, it must apply for a new permit for the additional time it needs, and receive the new permit or an extension of the old permit before working after the end date of the previous permit. This supplementary application must be submitted before the permit end date.
(C) Compliance with other laws. Obtaining a right-of-way permit does not relieve permittee of its duty to obtain all other necessary permits, licenses, and authority and to pay all fees required by the city or other applicable rule, law or regulation. A permittee shall comply with all requirements of local, state and federal laws. A permittee shall perform all work in conformance with all applicable codes and established rules and regulations, and is responsible for all work done in the right-of-way pursuant to its permit, regardless of who does the work.
(D) Seasonally prohibited work or unreasonable conditions. Except in an emergency, and with the approval of the city, no right-of-way obstruction or excavation may be done when seasonally prohibited or when conditions are unreasonable for such work.
(E) Interference with right-of-way.
(1) A permittee or registrant must not obstruct a public right-of-way and must not hinder the natural free and clear passage of water through the gutters or other waterways, except as expressly authorized by the permit. Project operations and work must be conducted in a manner to ensure the least obstruction to and interference with present and continued use of the public right-of-way.
(2) Personal vehicles of those doing work in the public right-of-way may not be parked within or next to a permit area, unless parked in conformance with city parking regulations.
(3) The loading or unloading of trucks must be done solely within the defined permit area unless specifically authorized by the permit.
(F) Reasonable precautions must be taken as necessary to avoid creating unsafe or unsanitary conditions. Precautions including appropriate signage must be taken to ensure the safety of the general public, employees, invitees and those who require access to abutting property.
(G) The permittee must maintain access to all properties and cross streets during project work, including emergency vehicle access.
(H) The permittee must provide 48-hour written notice, using the standard city form, to abutting property owners before commencement of any project work that may disrupt the use of and access to the abutting property.
(I) The permittee must comply with the state’s uniform traffic manual for traffic control at all times during any project work and must protect and identify excavations and work operations with barricade flags in the daylight hours and by warning lights at dusk and night.
(J) When a trail or drive has been cut, the appropriate signs must be kept in place and maintained until restoration is complete.
(K) The permittee must provide proper trench protection as required by federal and state occupational safety regulations to prevent any cave-in, injury to property or persons or enlargement of the excavation.
(L) Excavations, trenches and jacking pits off the roadway surface area or adjacent to the roadway or curbing must be sheathed and braced. When unattended, all excavations, trenches and jacking pits must be protected to prevent surface drainage from entering the excavation, trench or jacking pit.
(M) The permittee must coordinate project work and installation of facilities in co-locations involving other public right-of-way users.
(N) The permittee must physically locate property lines abutting the project work. The permittee must replace, with the services of a Minnesota-licensed surveyor, any property corners or monuments disturbed as a result of the project.
(O) The permittee must daily remove all dirt or debris from sidewalks, trails, public and private roadway surfaces, curbs and gutters during project work.
(P) County or state rights-of-way. A public right-of-way user who is required to obtain a county or state permit for excavation or obstruction in a county or state right-of-way within the city must provide notification of the proposed activity to the director within one week after obtaining the permit but no less than 48 hours before the activity would begin.
(Q) Supplementary notification. If the obstruction or excavation of the right-of-way begins later or ends sooner than the date given on the permit, permittee shall notify the city of the accurate information as soon as this information is known.
(Ord. 17-13, passed 11-27-2017)