City of O'Fallon, MO
St. Charles County
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[R.O. 2007 §505.010; CC 1978 §535.010; Ord. No. 153 §4, 11-14-1957]
Before any sidewalks, curbs or gutters, or driveway entrances are constructed or installed, a permit shall be obtained from the Engineering Department of the City of O'Fallon by each property owner. In his/her discretion, the Engineering Department may issue one (1) permit for curb and gutter or sidewalk or both for an entire block, or he/she may issue a permit for either curb and gutter or sidewalk or driveway only. No constructions or installations shall be made or started without such permit.
[R.O. 2007 §505.020; CC 1978 §535.030; Ord. No. 551 §§2—3, 10-19-1976; Ord. No. 1360 §2, 8-11-1986; Ord. No. 4487 §3, 3-3-2003]
A. 
On all new construction on any lot or building plot within the City limits of O'Fallon, sidewalks shall be installed prior to the final inspection and issuance of certificate of occupancy by the Building Official or his/her representative. If sidewalks are not installed at the time of final inspection, the Building Official may issue a certificate of temporary occupancy and the builder shall escrow with the City a cash amount, certified check or irrevocable bank letter of credit in an amount determined by the Building Official to be equal to the material and installation cost. If the sidewalks are not installed within six (6) months of issuance of a certificate of temporary occupancy, it shall be the responsibility of the City Council to have such work completed and reimburse the City for the cost and expense thereof by appropriating funds in the escrow.
B. 
The Building Official is not authorized to issue a certificate of occupancy until the installation of sidewalks has been completed and verified.
C. 
The installation of sidewalks shall apply on new construction in all zoning districts with the exception of the "I-1" Light Industrial and "I-2" Heavy Industrial Zones.
[R.O. 2007 §505.030; CC 1978 §535.040; Ord. No. 551 §4, 10-19-1976]
A. 
Sidewalks shall be installed along all portions of streets that border the tract of real estate upon which any new structure is erected, except that sidewalk shall be required only on peripheral streets in industrial tracts. All sidewalks shall not be less than four (4) feet in width, of portland cement concrete, and shall comply with specifications of the Building Official as to grade, slope and related matters. Sidewalks shall be located in the street right-of-way, one foot from the property line. In cases where topography, trees or structures prevent strict compliance with the provisions of this Chapter, the Building Official shall have some discretion to modify requirements so long as there is compliance with the intent of this Chapter. As a minimum the following construction standards must be addressed:
1. 
All sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete and broom finished.
2. 
Sidewalks in driveway approaches shall be six (6) inches thick. All other sidewalks shall be four (4) inches thick.
3. 
All sidewalks including those in driveway approaches shall have a one-fourth (¼) inch per foot cross slope from the property line to the street.
4. 
Sidewalks shall be placed to ensure that no obstructions such as fire hydrants, street lights, etc., are in the walkway.
5. 
All sidewalks shall be terminated at every intersection with an ADA approved ramp.
[R.O. 2007 §505.040; CC 1978 §535.050; Ord. No. 551 §5, 10-19-1976]
Should any person occupy a newly constructed structure on a tract of real estate within the City limits of O'Fallon prior to the completion of sidewalks in violation of the provisions of this Chapter, or other ordinances of the City of O'Fallon, that person shall be subject to a special tax lien.
[R.O. 2007 §505.050; CC 1978 §535.060; Ord. No. 551 §6, 10-19-1976]
Should any contractor or builder of a new structure within the City limits of O'Fallon permit or allow any person to occupy said structure in violation of the provisions of this Chapter or other ordinance, he/she shall be subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or to imprisonment in the County Jail for up to three (3) months, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day's violation of, or refusal or neglect to comply with, any provision of this Article or the code hereby adopted, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
[R.O. 2007 §505.060; CC 1978 §535.070; Ord. No. 440 §4, 10-18-1972]
Whenever the owner of any addition or subdivision shall construct or improve any street thereof by grading or paving the same, or shall make any sewer, water, or gas connection, or lay any pipes therein for that purpose, it shall be a condition precedent that all such work be done under the general supervision of the City Engineer for his/her inspection and approval.
[R.O. 2007 §505.070; CC 1978 §535.080; Ord. No. 153 §2, 11-14-1957; Ord. No. 268 §1, 11-16-1964; Ord. No. 4157 §1, 1-15-2001]
A. 
All curbs and gutters built by property owners in the City of O'Fallon shall meet the following specifications:
1. 
All curbs and gutters shall be of concrete;
2. 
All vertical curbs and gutters shall have a twelve (12) inch back and six (6) inch face;
3. 
All non-integral curbs shall:
a. 
Have a one (1) inch fall from the street line to the water line;
b. 
Have a two (2) foot overall width and shall be constructed in accordance with the specifications for the City of O'Fallon Standard Roll Lip Curb as set forth in exhibit "D" which is attached to Ordinance No. 268 and is on file in the office of the City Clerk.
c. 
Have a one (1) inch expansion joint installed every one hundred (100) feet;
d. 
Have a contraction joint constructed every twenty (20) feet.
e. 
Curbing installations outside the maintenance responsibility of the City of O'Fallon may have the option to install Perma-Curb or its equal in lieu of standard integral curbing as approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
[R.O. 2007 §505.080; CC 1978 §535.090; Ord. No. 153 §3, 11-14-1957; Ord. No. 4276 §1, 11-15-2001]
A. 
All driveway entrances constructed within the public right-of-way in the City of O'Fallon shall meet the following specifications and conform to site plan requirements:
1. 
All driveway entrances shall be built to grade;
2. 
If a culvert is necessary in the opinion of the Engineering Department, no culvert smaller than twelve (12) inches in diameter shall be installed and no culvert shorter than sixteen (16) feet shall be installed; a larger culvert shall be installed wherever, in the opinion of the Engineering Department, it is necessary.
3. 
No driveway entrances shall be constructed or built or partially constructed or built within two (2) feet from the side or rear property lines.
Exceptions:
a. 
Residential entrances that do not abut adjacent residential entrances.
b. 
Multi-family dwellings.
c. 
Side entry entrances on corner lots.
d. 
City staff may allow minor alterations in special circumstances.
4. 
All driveway entrances shall be six (6) inches in depth from the curb line to the property line.
5. 
All driveway approaches constructed in conjunction with a sidewalk shall give the appearance that the sidewalk is continuous. That portion of the driveway approach that doubles as a sidewalk shall have a one-fourth (¼) inch per foot cross slope the same as the abutting sidewalk.
6. 
A one (1) inch expansion joint is required between the street and driveway approach. One (1) additional one (1) inch expansion joint is required between this expansion joint and the termination of the driveway.
[R.O. 2007 §505.090; CC 1978 §535.100; Ord. No. 153 §6, 11-14-1957]
The words "property owner" as herein used shall also include tenants and lessees and all persons, firms and corporations who install or construct sidewalks, curbs and gutters or driveway entrance.