[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Parsons as §§ 4-801 to 4-809 of the 1963 Code (Ch. 21, Art. V of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to move any house or other structure or object weighing in excess of 10 tons without a permit issued by the Building Inspector.
If a building is to be moved such permit shall be issued only to a person who holds a license issued pursuant to § 230-6 of this chapter.
A permit fee of $25 shall be paid to the City at the time of applying for the permit.
A structure or object shall be moved only upon or along the route and in the manner as provided by the Building Inspector, and the movement of the structure or object shall be made under the supervision and direction of the Building Inspector, and all reasonable orders or directions that may be given by the Building Inspector must be complied with by the person moving the structure or object.
In case the City Engineer shall deem it necessary for the protection of the pavement, macadam or other street paving, crossings, culverts, drains or bridges on the route, he shall require the applicant for the permit required by this chapter to properly plank places liable to be damaged.
Any person who shall engage in moving any building, derrick, or other high or heavy structure, machine or thing along, across or over any street, avenue, alley or other public property shall keep and maintain red lights at night visible to anyone approaching such building or other structure from either direction and shall also notify the Chief of the Fire Department and Chief of Police where the building or structure is stopped for the night.
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector, upon the issuance of any permit required by this chapter, to notify, in writing, all persons owning or operating wires, conduits, poles, or other material likely to be affected by the moving of the structure or thing of the issuance of the permit, the date the structure will be moved and the route to be used. Such notice shall be given at least 24 hours prior to the object being moved.
No person moving any object for which a permit is required by this chapter shall raise, cut or in any way interfere with any such poles or wires, unless the person owning or having control of the same shall neglect or refuse so to do after having been notified as required in this section. Only competent workmen and linemen shall be employed in such work, and the necessary and reasonable expense shall be paid by the owner of the poles and wires handled. The work shall be done in a careful and workmanlike manner and the poles and wires shall be promptly replaced and the damages thereto promptly repaired.
Persons owning or operating such wires shall do the work necessary and furnish the materials necessary for removing, raising, cutting and restoring the wires. Such persons shall keep a record of the expenses incurred in so doing and shall present a bill for the same to the person who moved the object or who was issued the permit pursuant to this chapter. The person to whom the bill is presented shall pay all reasonable charges incurred by the person owning or operating the wires in removing, raising and restoring the wires.
License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of moving buildings within the City without a license issued by the governing body.
Fee. A person required by this section to obtain a license shall pay a fee to the City in the amount established by ordinance.
Bond. Before a house mover's license is issued, the person making application shall have in effect on file with the City Clerk a surety bond in favor of the City in the sum of $25,000, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, conditioned that the principal in the bond will comply with all provisions of all ordinances of the City relating to house moving and further conditioned that the City or any persons who may deem themselves injured or damaged by the principal's failure to comply with such ordinances may sue on such bond to recover their damages.
[Amended 8-19-1991 by Ord. No. 5571]
Term of license. A license issued pursuant to this section shall expire at the end of the calendar year for which it was issued.