City of Kennett, MO
Dunklin County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 2839 §§1 — 2, adopted July 7, 2009, repealed ch. 545 and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 545 derived from CC 1929 ch. 28 art. 6 §§948 — 958; ord. no. 658 §§2 — 3, 6-19-1956; ord. no. 1642 §1, 10-21-1975; ord. no. 2739 §1, 6-21-2005.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
A person shall not disturb, excavate or cause a disturbance or excavation to be made in any roadway or right-of-way, without first obtaining a permit from the Code Enforcement Officer. Should an excavation in an unimproved right-of-way require excavation in an intersecting roadway, an additional permit shall be obtained for a roadway excavation.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
During normal business hours (8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday — Friday) applications for permits shall be filed with the Code Enforcement Officer on forms provided by the Code Enforcement Officer. The forms shall provide appropriate spaces for the name, location and type of surface construction of the roadway or right-of-way to be excavated, the estimated dimensions of the area to be excavated, the estimated cost and actual cost of the permit, the probable period of such excavation and such other information as may be required by the Code Enforcement Officer.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
The user fee for permits issued under this Chapter shall be as set out in Section 500.120(C)(4). The Code Enforcement Officer of the City is authorized to collect said charge and issue permits and turn same over to the City Clerk for deposit in the General Revenue Fund. In the event the work is not performed in a timely manner and the costs to the City exceed the amount deposited, the permit holder shall pay the City the balance for the costs of material and labor.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
Each excavation permit shall be in possession of a person present at the excavation area during normal business hours, and each permit card shall be displayed publicly at the excavation area.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
Every excavation shall be performed in a continuous operation, during normal working hours on consecutive working days on which suitable working conditions exist, from the time of initial excavation to the completion of backfilling, pavement repair, and/or seeding. The permit holder shall be responsible for the timeliness and the quality of the completed work. If possible, any excavation is to commence on Monday of the week of the excavation and any backfill work shall commence on Tuesday of the same week and that the affected street is to be reopened to traffic by Friday afternoon of the same week.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
A. 
Width Of Street Break. The width of the street break on hard surface streets will be a minimum of eighteen (18) inches on each side of the excavated trench. The width of the concrete break may be wider depending on the location of the end of the concrete panel which will be determined by the City Street Commissioner or his designee.
B. 
Street Break. Any hard surface, blacktop of concrete street shall be cut with a saw to obtain straight edges for the full length of the break. If the street is concrete, the width of the street break shall be as set forth in Subsection (A) of this Section. If the street is concrete with blacktop overlay, the concrete shall be removed a minimum of eighteen (18) inches on each side of the trench and the blacktop shall be removed an additional six (6) inches from each side of the cut in the concrete, to have a tiered affect. After the trench backfill is complete pursuant to this Chapter, the contractor or permit holder shall remove the dirt from the shoulder of the tier area to a level twelve (12) inches below the surface of a concrete street and fourteen (14) inches or more on a concrete street with blacktop overlay. The shoulder area is to then be backfilled with four (4) inches of one-half minus chat and compacted as required in backfilling trenches in Subsection (C) of this Section. All street break work will be directed and supervised by an employee of the City Street Department on the work site.
C. 
Backfill. One-half minus or commercial based chat shall be used to backfill any trench. No dirt shall be used for the backfill of any trench or hole under any street in the City. No individual layer of backfill shall have a compacted treatment of more than four (4) inches. Compaction will be completed by either a vibrating tamper or hand-held tamper to achieve ninety percent (90%) compaction. No backhoe bucket shall be allowed to achieve ninety percent (90%) compaction. Each lift or layer will have sufficient moisture to achieve ninety percent (90%) compaction and, if not, the proper amount of moisture shall be added to achieve the required level of compaction. All backfill work is to be supervised by an employee of the City Street Department. After the trench backfill is complete, the contractor or permit holder shall remove any dirt from the shoulder or tier area to a level of twelve (12) inches below the surface of a concrete street or fourteen (14) inches or more on any concrete street with a blacktop overlay. The shoulder area will then be backfilled with the same requirements for materials and compaction as for backfilling the trench.
D. 
Replacement Of Pavement. Replacement of concrete, blacktop or concrete and blacktop will be completed by the Kennett Street Department under the following guidelines and specification:
1. 
Concrete. In the instance of a concrete street, no less than six (6) inches of concrete shall be used to repair the excavation. In commercial and industrial areas, the thickness of the replacement concrete shall meet or exceed those listed in the City of Kennett Street Construction Standards and Specification.
2. 
Blacktop. The use of blacktop is allowed only in residential areas. No less than six (6) inches of blacktop shall be used to repair the excavation. It is also required that a minimum of four (4) inches of base material cover the entire excavation even if no base material was removed when breaking the street.
3. 
Blacktop overlay of concrete streets. In instances where the street is a blacktop overlay of a concrete street, no less than six (6) inches of concrete shall be used for the repair of any excavation with blacktop being added as the top layer to bring the street break level with the current level of the street. In commercial and industrial areas, the thickness in the replacement concrete shall meet or exceed those listed in the City of Street Construction Standards and Specifications.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
All backfill work on excavations pursuant to this Chapter shall be supervised by an employee of the Kennett Street Department.
[Ord. No. 2839 §§1 — 2, 7-7-2009]
In the event that any excavation is to take place in an unpaved alley, the user fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the break permit. The contractor or permit holder shall be required to replace the alley to the condition existing prior to the break. If the alley is a dirt alley, dirt may be used for backfill utilizing the same procedures set forth in this Chapter. If the alley has a gravel surface, the gravel shall be removed and stock piled separately, then the dirt removed and stock piled separately from the gravel. Replacement of the material on the excavation shall be backfilled in layers of four (4) inches compacted to the level of the gravel and then the gravel compacted to the same level as existed immediately prior to the excavation.