[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park 12-8-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sidewalk provisions — See Charter, Art. XI.
Fees and penalties — See Ch. 110.
[Amended 9-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-22; 12-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-24]
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, corporation or contractor to do any excavating or other work on streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks or storm drainage facilities under the jurisdiction of the City of College Park without first obtaining a permit from the Mayor and Council at a cost as set forth in Chapter 110, Fees and Penalties. All public improvements shall be under the supervision or inspection of the Public Works Director. In making application for the permit, the applicant shall designate whether or not he/she is doing so under the supervision of his/her own engineer; if the applicant has the service of his/her own engineer, he/she shall in addition pay to the Mayor and Council a fee as set forth in Chapter 110, Fees and Penalties, to cover the expense of the Public Works Director to inspect said improvements. If the applicant does not have the services of an engineer, he/she shall pay to the Mayor and Council a sum based on the cost and nature of such improvements as prescribed in Chapter 110, Fees and Penalties, to cover the expense of preparing plans and specifications and of supervision and inspection of said improvements.
[Amended 12-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-24]
All public-service corporations, except those specifically exempt by law, including electric companies, gas companies and telephone companies, shall make application for a permit as outlined in § 172-1 of this chapter and shall pay a fee as set forth in Chapter 110, Fees and Penalties, to cover the cost of expense for inspection.
Editor's Note: Former § 43-3, Littering, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 9-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-22.
[Amended 10-10-1978 by Ord. No. 78-O-5; 12-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-24; 4-13-2004 by Ord. No. 03-O-13]
Within the corporate limits of the City of College Park, no person or corporation may construct any driveway, sidewalk, ramp, steps or other thing upon any street, alley, right-of-way or other public property without such work being performed by a contractor licensed by the State of Maryland and/or Prince George's County, as appropriate, and in compliance with existing City standards. Any such construction shall require a City permit. A variance from such standards may be granted by the City Manager upon a showing by the applicant that strict adherence to the standards is not practical or necessary. The City shall have the right, upon 15 days' notice to the property owner, to remove any such improper or substandard construction and to repair or construct the same properly. The property owner shall be charged for such work, services and material and the City of College Park may collect payment therefrom in the same manner as City taxes.
The permanent installation of basketball hoops, nets, poles, stands or skateboard ramps and other such apparatus on streets, alleys, rights-of-way or other public property, including sidewalks or driveway aprons, is prohibited. The temporary installation of any such apparatus on any public property is prohibited if it interferes with vehicular or pedestrian traffic, police or fire protection, delivery of City services, or access to property of another, or if it creates an impediment or a nuisance at any other time, as determined in the sole discretion of the City.
No dumpster or other receptacle for the storage or transport of construction or other debris, or for the storage of household or other items, shall be installed or placed on any streets, alleys, rights-of-way or other public property, including sidewalks or driveway aprons, without a permit issued by the City. Permits shall expire not later than 30 days after issuance and shall be subject to such further conditions as the City Manager may require. A permit may be extended for up to an additional 60 days in any twelve-month period by the Director of Public Services, and thereafter by the City Manager for up to an additional 90 days in the same period upon good cause shown. Any further extension within the same period may be authorized only by the Mayor and City Council.
[Amended 6-12-2007 by Ord. No. 07-O-13]
The City shall have the right, upon five days' notice to the property owner, to remove any such improper installation or placement. Any apparatus so removed may be disposed of by the City after 30 days' notice to any known property owner. The property owner shall be charged for such removal and disposal work and services, and the City of College Park may collect payment therefor in the same manner as City taxes.
It shall be unlawful for any sign or board to project over any sidewalk, nor shall any flag, banner or any other manner of display be stretched across any street of the City of College Park without permission of the Mayor and Council.
Editor's Note: Former § 43-6, Unlawful automobile repairs, and § 43-8, Unlawful parking of boats, boat trailers, etc., as amended, which immediately followed this section, were repealed 9-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-22.
[Amended 12-11-1962 by Ord. No. 8; 12-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-24; 2-27-2001 by Ord. No. 01-O-2; 7-10-2001 by Ord. No. 01-O-6]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter or fail to comply with its requirements shall be subject to a fine as set forth in Chapter 110, Fees and Penalties.