[Adopted 11-19-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
The Board of Trustees finds that it is in the public interest to ensure that public streets and sidewalks be disturbed only with the consent and supervision of the Department of Public Works and the payment of a fee in connection with the same. The objective of this article is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for safe and convenient public streets and walkways and to provide revenue upon disturbance of public streets and sidewalks as compensation for the damage done to the same and to offset the expense of the cost of review and supervision of such disturbances by the Village.
No person shall disturb, cut, break or remove any section of any public street or sidewalk without first having received a permit for such disturbance from the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works; having provided a bond in the sum of $25,000 and proof of insurance protecting against the proposed disturbance and any liability resulting therefrom in the amount of $1,000,000 in a form acceptable to the Village Attorney; and having paid a fee of $100 per area disturbed to the Village of Round Lake. The requirement of a bond and/or insurance may be waived by the Village Board. Pavement that is disturbed must be saw-cut a foot beyond the opening prior to repair, shall be repaired by being returned to its predisturbance condition, and shall be properly compacted, all under supervision of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works or his agent.
As used in this article, "public streets or sidewalk" shall mean only that portion of a street or sidewalk located on real property owned in fee by the Village or on a Village right-of-way. No permit shall be required of a landowner for disturbance of a portion of a street or sidewalk located on that landowner's real property.
Violation of this article is an offense which shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of $500 for the first violation within a five-year period; $1,000 for a second violation within a five-year period; and $1,500 for each subsequent violation within a five-year period.