City of Lock Haven, PA
Clinton County
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[Adopted 6-3-1969 by Ord. No. 711A; amended in its entirety 2-24-2003 by Ord. No. 670 (Ch. 21, Part 1, of the 2003 Code of Ordinances)]
Any person, firm, association, or corporation desiring to dig up or excavate any street or alley or other highway or walk for any purposes whatsoever shall, before doing so, obtain a permit from the City Code Enforcement Officer, who shall keep a complete record of all such permits issued and shall make a monthly report thereof to the Council, together with fees collected. The fee for such permit shall be in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of City Council.
A. 
Whenever any permit shall have been granted for digging up or excavating streets, alleys or any other highways or walks, the work of excavating, backfilling, resurfacing and repairing shall be done by and at the expense of the permittee under the supervision of the Street Foreman or Superintendent.
B. 
All excavations shall be preceded by cutting of pavements, in straight lines, at a width to be designated on the excavation permit.
C. 
All excavated material shall be placed, stored and handled in a manner approved by the Street Foreman or Superintendent to be the least inconvenient to traffic.
D. 
Permittee shall provide all barricades, safety lights, etc., necessary for the protection of the public during any excavation. If streets, alleys, walks or highways are to be closed, the permittee shall notify the County Communication Center and the Police and Fire Departments in advance, giving the length of time it will be closed.
E. 
All backfilling shall be compacted in six-inch layers as follows:
(1) 
The bottom backfill material shall be either excavated material or clean dirt, all free of large stones, roots, frozen ground, etc., backfilled within 18 inches of the base of the resurfacing material.
(2) 
The 18 inches between the above initial backfill and the base of the resurfacing material shall be modified stone (2RC or 2A stone of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation).
(3) 
Resurfacing shall be done in the following manner:
(a) 
Macadam streets, etc. The resurfacing material shall consist of four inches of bituminous concrete base course and two inches of bituminous concrete surface course compacted by a method approved by the Foreman or Superintendent of Streets.[1]
[1]
Note: Bituminous concrete material shall come from a source approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
(b) 
Concrete or brick streets, etc. The resurfacing material shall consist of eight inches of reinforced concrete extending 12 inches on all four sides of the excavation, plus two inches of amiesite where the brick or concrete streets are covered with amiesite.
(c) 
Earthen streets, etc. The 18 inches required under Subsection E(2), above, shall extend to the original surface of the street, alley or highway.
All areas resurfaced under a permit issued for an excavation shall be maintained by the permittee for one year after the completion of the resurfacing. Upon failure of the permittee to make proper repairs to any street, alley or highway after two days' notice to do so by the City Clerk, the City of Lock Haven shall make the necessary repairs to said street, alley or highway and shall assess cost thereof according to a schedule of fees as established from time to time by resolution of City Council.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.