City of Pleasant Valley, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 1992 §2, 8-17-1998]
All replacements and future installation of culverts and tubes under or upon private or public lands and across ditches and alongside of streets shall be of corrugated galvanized steel or of an equivalent material of a size and gauge not less than sixteen (16) gauge prescribed by the Public Works Director of Pleasant Valley, but no less than ten (10) inches in diameter or less than twenty (20) feet in length nor longer than thirty (30) feet in length.
[Ord. No. 1992 §2, 8-17-1998]
The surface and any supporting abutments or walls can be of concrete if the culvert is on public property. The City Public Works Department will offer its assistance to owners who wish to replace driveway pipes or tubes on public property, unless the size or weight exceeds the capacity of City equipment, in which case the owner shall use a contractor licensed and approved for such work. The cost of the pipe, extra fill, materials and any surfacing shall be at the expense of the owner. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to replace the surface and any supporting abutments or walls of concrete or asphaltic concrete built on public right-of-ways if the culvert has to be taken out for any reason by the City.
[Ord. No. 1992 §2, 8-17-1998]
No person shall make, direct, allow or cause the installation or replacement of any culverts or tubes for any purpose without first obtaining a permit from the City Clerk or other person appointed by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Pleasant Valley. The application for each such permit shall be in writing by the person, or duly authorized agent, who desires to do the work and shall give the exact location and description of and dimensions of the work proposed to be done. All replacement, repairs or installations that affect or require resurfacing or replacement of paved surfaces, abutments, walls or improvements shall not be the responsibility of the City. The application shall include the provisions for surface and support where any culvert on public property serves private property or a driveway to private property.
[Ord. No. 1992 §2, 8-17-1998]
The owner of all land upon or immediately adjoining each culvert or tube shall not grade, terrace or obstruct the culvert, tube or ditches to obstruct the natural flow of water and where the existing culvert or tubes are inadequate or not kept clean, the City is authorized to remove, replace or clean the ditches, culverts and tubes after notice in writing to the owner of property where conditions exist that would constitute a nuisance or where installation was done without a permit or contrary to approval of the Street Commissioner. If the City declares the condition a nuisance, the remedies and penalty of the nuisance ordinance to abate the nuisance and assess the costs thereof shall be incorporated herein by reference as a penalty together with the fines prescribed by this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 1992 §2, 8-17-1998]
The permit authorized by this Chapter shall state the date issued and include a date when work shall commence, and such date shall not be more than thirty (30) days after the permit issues. The permit shall further state the date when work shall be completed and such completion date shall not be more than ten (10) days after work commences without special written approval of the City. If work is not commenced or completed by the date specified, the permit expires and a new permit must be obtained.
[Ord. No. 1992 §2, 8-17-1998]
Any person who shall violate any provisions or the requirements of this Chapter or shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any provisions, regulation or requirement thereof shall stop the violation, make corrections to conform to this Chapter and be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction of any such violation shall be punished by a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or confinement to a municipal correction institute for a term of up to ninety (90) days, or by both fine and imprisonment for each and every day that such violation continues. Any person who, having been notified of violation under this Chapter, shall continue to violate the provisions of the Chapter by failing to comply within ten (10) days after notice shall also, in addition to the criminal penalty, be subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day and the reasonable attorney fees required to enforce compliance and collection of the penalty herein provided. Every day before and after conviction for violation shall be a separate and distinct offense for which a person may be again arrested, tried, convicted and punished as in the past instance. The notice provided may be delivered in person or certified mail addressed to the owner, as shown on the tax records of the City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri.