§ 151.006  MOVING OF BUILDINGS WITHIN TOWN LIMITS.
   No person, firm, or corporation shall move any building, or part of any building, through or across any sidewalk, street, alley, highway or other publicly owned property within the limits of the town without first obtaining a permit from the Building Inspector.
   (A)   Prior to issuing such a permit, the Building Inspector shall require the person, firm or corporation desiring to move a building or part of any building to pay a fee of $50.
   (B)   Prior to issuing such a permit, the Building Inspector shall require the person, firm or corporation desiring to move a building or part of any building to submit a written application setting forth the following information:
      (1)   The type of building to be moved;
      (2)   The maximum length, height and width of the building to be moved;
      (3)   The present location and proposed new location of the building to be moved by lot, block, subdivision and street numbers;
      (4)   The date and approximate hours during which the building will be moved;
      (5)   The planned route that will be taken from the present to the new location of the building;
      (6)   Written approval, obtained by the applicant, from the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, the Supervisors of the Street Department and the Municipal Utilities Department, officials of the telephone company, the electric utility company and cable television company;
      (7)   Owners of property of any side of the location from which the building is to be moved and to which it is to be relocated, including those owning property across the street from each location.
   (C)   The Building Inspector shall not issue the permit and the building shall not be moved over the streets of the town if moving of any building will cause serious injury to person or serious damage to private property, or to the streets or other public improvements of the town, or moving the building will violate any of the requirements of the town's zoning regulations or the North Carolina State Building Code.  Any building being moved for which a permit was granted shall not be allowed to be moved or to remain in or on the streets of the town except during daylight hours.
   (D)   The person, firm or corporation moving a building through or across any sidewalk, street or ally shall employ, at their expense, two flagmen, one at each street intersection beyond the building.  Such flagmen shall remain at theses intersections diverting or cautioning traffic during the moving of the building.
   (E)   Upon the issuance of a moving permit, and no less than 48 hours before the moving is to begin, the Building Inspector shall furnish a copy of the permit to the Fire Chief, Police Chief, telephone, electric and cable television companies and owners of property identified in § 151.005(B)(7). The Building Inspector shall set forth in all such notices the route over which the building will be moved, the date and time the moving will be started and the approximate time of its completion.
   (F)   The person, firm or corporation requesting the permit shall be responsible for:
      (1)   All damage caused to streets, curbs, sidewalks, trees, highways and other public property by moving of such building;
      (2)   All extraordinary expenses incurred by the town in connection with the moving of such building.  Such expenses shall include, but not be limited to, overtime for police, fire or other municipal employees directly caused by the move, use of town equipment in connection with the move and costs of preparing the route, such as removing street signs or fire hydrants. In the event such expenses are incurred, the town will notify the person, firm or corporation requesting type permit within 90 days of the date such expenses were incurred and such person, firm or corporation shall pay the amount so due within 30 days of the date of such notification.
   (G)   The Building Inspector, as a condition precedent to the issuance of a building moving permit, may require a bond to be executed by the person, firm or corporation desiring the permit, with corporate surety to the inspector's satisfaction.  Such bond shall be made payable to the town in such amount as prescribed by the inspector and shall indemnify the town against any damage caused to streets, curbs, sidewalks, trees, highways and any other public property by moving of such building and extraordinary expenses as described above.  The surety bond shall be conditioned upon and liable for strict compliance with the terms of the permit as to the route to be taken and the limit of time in which the building will be moved and the time in which repair or compensation for the repair of damages resulting from moving the building will be made, and to pay the town as liquidated damages an amount not to exceed $50 as may be prescribed by the Building Inspector for each day's delay in completing the moving of the building or in repairing any damage resulting therefrom to property of the town, or for clearing any sidewalk, street, alley, highway or other publicly owned property of all debris resulting from moving the building.
(Ord. 1110, passed 3-8-9)