[CC 1994 §49.010; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
It shall be unlawful for any person to dig up, break, excavate, tunnel, undermine or cause to be made any excavation in or under the surface of any street or alley or public or private property by a mechanical digger or earth mover for any purpose, excepting herefrom, however, any manual performed labor by pick and shovel or similar manual powered equipment on private property, unless such person shall first have obtained an excavation permit from the City of Oronogo as provided herein.
[CC 1994 §49.020; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Application for permit shall be made at the office of the City Collector and approved by the sewer inspector and/or Mayor, subject to the regulations herein provided.
[CC 1994 §49.030; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Persons firms or corporations desiring to make excavations with any type of mechanical diggers or earth mover shall be required to purchase the regular City license required by Chapter 605 of this Code.
Before being granted a City license, a person, firm or corporation operating a mechanical digger or earth mover shall furnish the City Collector, or other designated individual, a certificate of effective public liability and property damage insurance equal to or more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) person, thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) each accident and ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) property damage. Said certificate of insurance shall also be accompanied by a one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) certified performance bond.
[CC 1994 §49.040; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Excavation work, either by machinery or manual labor, shall be performed and conducted so as not to interfere with access to fire stations or fire hydrants. Materials or obstructions shall not be placed within fifteen (15) feet of fireplugs.
[CC 1994 §49.050; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Permittees working on streets or alleys or private roads shall erect proper barriers for daytime use and suitable flares so as to safeguard the flow of traffic.
Permittees crossing sidewalks or normal foot passageways shall erect proper barriers so as to prevent individuals from falling into any excavation the permittee is responsible for.
[CC 1994 §49.060; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Permittee shall not interfere with an existing utility without written consent of the owner of the utility.
Permittee shall not interfere with existing City water or sewerage lines and shall not dig, by machine, closer than three (3) feet to any existing sewer main. The last three (3) feet must be dug manually using extreme caution not to injure in any manner an existing sewer main.
[CC 1994 §49.070; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Permittee shall at all times make every effort not to interfere or injure any adjoining property and shall take appropriate protective measures.
[CC 1994 §49.080; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
It shall be unlawful for the permittee to suffer or permit to remain unguarded at the place of excavation any machinery, equipment or other device having the characteristics of an attractive nuisance likely to attract children and hazardous to their safety or health.
[CC 1994 §49.090; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Backfilling shall be done to comply with the requirements of the City Engineer.
[CC 1994 §49.100; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
After completion of backfill, inspection shall be made of excavation where City water or sewer lines are involved, and if the inspector shall require additional work in order to comply with the requirements of Section 510.090 above, the permittee shall cause said requirements to be promptly made.
[CC 1994 §49.110; Ord. No. 94.10, 5-16-1994]
Resurfacing of all streets, alleys or traffic passageways excavated by permittee under provisions of this Chapter shall be made and performed by the City of Oronogo under the supervision of the City Engineer.
Permittee shall bear the expense incurred by the City while resurfacing said excavation.