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12.16.060. Permit; Contents; Duration and extensions

            (1)        Each permit application shall state the starting date and estimated completion date.  Excavation shall be completed within five (5) days from the starting date or as determined by the City Engineer.  Such determination shall be based upon factors reasonably related to the excavation to be performed under the permit.  Such factors may include, in addition to other factors related to the excavation to be performed, the following:

                        (a)        The scope of excavation to be performed under the permit;

                        (b)        Maintaining the safe and effective flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the public way affected by the excavation;

                        (c)        Protecting the existing improvements to the public way impacted by the excavation;

                        (d)        The season of the year during which the excavation is to be performed as well as the current weather and its impact on public safety and the use of the public way by the public; and

                        (e)        Use of the public way for extraordinary events anticipated by the City.  The City Engineer shall be notified by the permittee of commencement of the excavation within twenty-four (24) hours prior to commencing excavation.  The permit shall be valid for the time period specified in the permit.

            (2)        If the excavation is not completed during such period, prior to the expiration of the permit, the permittee may apply to the City Engineer for an additional permit or an extension, which may be granted by the City Engineer for good cause shown.

            (3)        The length of the extension requested by the permittee shall be subject to the approval of the City Engineer.  No extension shall be made that allows excavation to be completed in the winter period without payment of winter fees.  Winter fees shall be double the permit fee for any excavation made between October 15th and May 15th.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-63, Enacted, 11/6/1997

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