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Chapter 36 - Streets and Sidewalks

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Chapter Contents:

Article I - In General



ARTICLE II. STREET NAMES



ARTICLE III. CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR

DIVISION 1. GENERALLY



DIVISION 2. PERMITS



ARTICLE IV. OBSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS



ARTICLE V. EXCAVATIONS IN STREETS, ALLEYS AND SIDEWALKS



ARTICLE VI. TREES



Chapter 36

Streets and Sidewalks

Article 1 - In General

Sec. 36-1. Demonstrations, exhibitions, etc.

Any person, other than one holding a parade permit under Chapter 27, Article X – Parades of this code, who shall conduct on any street, alley or sidewalk any exhibition or demonstration of any article or thing or process or so use any street, alley or sidewalk for private purposes as to block or obstruct the same or impede or interfere with travel and traffic thereon shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-2. Obstructing streets and sidewalks.

Any person who shall deposit, place, paint, write, erect or maintain any structure, material, article, substance, decoration or thing on, in or above any street, curb, gutter, park, parkway, sidewalk or public place of the city, except as specifically authorized by the city council by resolution, or as otherwise provided for by ordinance or this Code, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, however:

(a) That a person owning or operating a restaurant, coffee shop or other business may provide tables, chairs, plants or seating accommodations for its customers on the sidewalks adjacent to the business subject to the condition that a straight, unobstructed pathway at least sixty (60) inches wide be maintained on the sidewalk along the entire length of the sidewalk used by the business; and

(b) That nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent any merchant or tradesman from placing any packages of merchandise, which the merchant or tradesman may be receiving or sending away, subject to the conditions that a straight unobstructed pathway at least thirty-six (36) inches wide be maintained or remain on the sidewalk for more than two (2) hours. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-3. Disposition of articles placed in any street or sidewalk.

(a) Any article, except abandoned vehicles, placed in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, thoroughfare or other public place within the city contrary to ordinance, or any such article lost or abandoned in such place, shall be taken up and delivered into the custody of the Chief of Police, who shall notify the owner thereof, if known. Property held for more than six (6) months that has not been claimed by the owner, the owner has refused (or if such owner) is unknown or cannot be found) then the property shall be disposed of in a manner deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police.

(b) Abandoned vehicles shall be subject to the procedures outlined in the Missouri Revised Statues Chapter 304 Traffic Regulations and all other applicable chapters. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-4. Conducting business in streets, sidewalks, etc.

(a) Whoever shall, upon any street, public place or sidewalk, expose or offer any merchandise or other property for show or sale, by auction or otherwise, except newspapers and pamphlets other than magazines, or conduct any business whatsoever, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor unless those persons are conducting business in public sidewalks in the central business district and arts and entertainment district, and have complied with the business licensing and health ordinances and regulations, where applicable.

(b) “Central business district” shall mean that area set out in section 42-194 of this Code and arts and entertainment district set out in section 42.232 of this Code.

(c) These provisions shall not be construed to affect or abrogate section 36-2, prohibiting the erection of structures in city rights-of-way. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-5. Suspending merchandise over.

(a) Whoever shall suspend merchandise or other articles in front of any store or other building which shall extend over the sidewalk, at any height above the sidewalk, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) Areas zoned Central City Districts may have permitted signs conforming to Section 42-244, 4(a) of this Code. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-6. Overhanging branches, limbs, etc.

It shall be unlawful for any person occupying, in charge or control of or owning any real estate in the city to permit the trees on such property to hang over the sidewalks, streets and alleys so that the lower limbs thereof shall be closer than fourteen (14) feet to the vehicular traveled portion of any street or alley and shall not hang closer than eight (8) feet to any sidewalk. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-7. Obstructing gutters, etc.

Any person who shall destroy, tear up or otherwise damage any gutter, trench or channel, dug, made or used for the purpose of carrying off water or draining any street, thoroughfare or other public place within the city, or who shall fill up or otherwise obstruct the free passage of water through any such gutter, trench or channel, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-8. Depositing dirt, debris, etc., on city thoroughfares.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or dump or to cause or allow the placing, depositing or dumping, washing or eroding of any earth, dirt, rock, clay, sand, shale, building material, debris or rubbish from property or vehicles owned or controlled by them, onto any street, sidewalk or thoroughfare within the city or upon the property of any other person without that person’s permission.

(b) If the placing, depositing, dumping, washing or eroding of earth, dirt, rock, clay, sand, shale or any other material upon streets, sidewalks or thoroughfares within the city creates conditions that, in the opinion of the Director of Public Works, are unsafe or pose a hazard to the public, the city shall immediately notify the person responsible for such condition or who owns or controls the land from which such materials came to abate the unsafe or hazardous conditions. If the placing, depositing, dumping, washing or eroding of earth, dirt, rock, clay, sand, shale, or any other material upon streets, sidewalks or thoroughfares within the city is the result of earth moving, construction of buildings or other activities being performed under permits issued by the city, the Director may issue stop work orders and suspend any permits until the unsafe or hazardous conditions are abated and adequate provisions are in place to prevent reoccurrence.

(c) If the city is unable to immediately locate or notify any responsible person pursuant to subsection (b) above, or if upon notification such person is unable or unwilling to abate the hazardous or unsafe conditions, or if such person agrees to abate the conditions but fails to do so, the city may proceed to abate such conditions.

(d) The city shall keep a record of the cost of each unsafe or hazardous condition abated under this section. The city may recover the cost of such abatement by issuing tax bills against the property from which the materials constituting the unsafe or hazardous condition came. Before such tax bills are issued, the Director of Public Works shall give notice to the property owner of any property from which the materials came that the Director intends to recommend that the city council tax bill the property for the cost of abatement. The notice shall state that the property owner may, within seven (7) days of receipt of the notice, request a hearing before the City Council to contest the appropriateness of tax billing the cost of abatement.

(e) Any hearing requested under this section shall be held as soon as possible after the request at the next regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting of the City Council. All interested parties may appear at such hearing either in person or by attorney and present evidence concerning the matters at issue. If after hearing the City Council finds that the landowner or one acting for his benefit is responsible for the conditions abated, the costs of the abatement shall be tax billed to the land contributing to the conditions abated. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-9. Damaging bridges, sidewalks, culverts, etc.

Any person who shall remove, tear up or otherwise destroy or damage any bridge, culvert, sidewalk, pavement, crosswalk or stepping stones in or upon any street, thoroughfare or ally of the city, without having lawful authority to do so, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-10. Cleaning sidewalks.

All persons are hereby required to keep the sidewalks in front of, or adjacent to, the property or premises owned or occupied by them or under their control, within the city, clear and free from rubbish, filth, refuse, dirt, and from any and all obstructions and dangerous agencies of every kind and description whatsoever; and any person failing to observe the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-11. Traveling on streets closed to travel; removing barricades..

It shall be unlawful for any person to use, travel or drive upon any street within the city in the course of construction or improvement, while the same is closed to public travel. It shall be notice to all that a street is closed to public travel when the same has barricades and street closed signs constructed, erected or placed at the end of such street, and it shall be unlawful for any person to remove any barricade and street closed signs when placed across any street, when the same is placed there for the purpose of showing that the street is closed. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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ARTICLE II STREET NAMES

Sec. 36-12. Application for change of street name - Deposit required.

That there is hereby established a requirement that any person seeking to apply to the City of Rolla, Missouri for a change of name of street shall, as part of the process therein, pay to the City of Rolla, Missouri the sum of $300.00 as a deposit to cover the expense of publication, the balance of which, upon the conclusion of the process, will be refunded to the applicant. (Ord. 2732, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-13. Renaming Gene Street to Chestnut Drive.

The public street known as "Gene Drive", in the City of Rolla, Missouri, said street connecting McFarland Drive and Sycamore Drive, is hereby renamed and declared to be "Chestnut Drive.” (Ord. 1951, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-14. Renaming County Road No. 25 to Chapman Drive.

That all of that portion of County Road No. 25 lying within the corporate limits of the City of Rolla, Missouri, shall be and the same is hereby renamed Chapman Drive, and said road shall henceforth bear the name of and be designated as Chapman Drive in the City of Rolla, Missouri. (Ord. 2250, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-15. Renaming Woodcrest Drive to Winchester Drive.

That certain road known as Woodcrest Drive located in the Woodcrest Estates Addition to the City of Rolla, Missouri, shall be and the same is hereby renamed Winchester Drive, and said road shall henceforth bear the name of and be designated as Winchester Drive in the City of Rolla, Missouri. (Ord. 2261, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-16. Renaming Hazelwood Drive to H - J Drive.

That the street known as Hazelwood Drive be renamed H - J Drive. (Ord. 2412, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-17. Naming of Lion's Club Drive.

That the city council finds it necessary to name that portion of the southeast arterial situated between the intersection of Highway CC and Highway 63 and the intersection of Highway O and the unnamed street commonly known as the proposed southeast arterial as Lion's Club Drive. (Ord. 2629, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-18. Naming of Southview Drive.

That the city council finds it necessary to name that portion of a proposed unnamed collector situated between the intersection of Highway 72 and a proposed unnamed collector and running south to the city limits as Southview Drive. (Ord. 2629, §2; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-19. Changing the name of Pine Street (North of Highway 63) to Elm Street.

That the city council finds it necessary to change the name of Pine Street (North of Highway 63) to Elm Street as shown on Exhibit "A". (Ord. 2654, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20. Renaming Falling Leaves Lane to Dover Lane.

That the city council finds it necessary to change the name of Falling Leaves Lane to Dover Lane. (Ord. 2655, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.1. Changing the name of Germann Road to Oak Knoll Road and Wildwood Court to Germann Court.

That the city council finds it necessary to change the name of Germann Road to Oak Knoll Road and Wildwood Court to Germann Court. (Ord. 2739, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.2. Changing the name of Lake Vista Court to Del Mar Court and Century Court to LaJolla Court.

That the city council finds it necessary to change the name of Lake Vista Court to Del Mar Court and Century Court to LaJolla Court. (Ord. 2736, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.3 Naming the street (between Brook Drive and Camelot Court in the Meadowbrook Subdivision) Lancelot Drive.

That the street located between Brook Drive and Camelot Court in the Meadowbrook Subdivision be named Lancelot Drive. (Ord. 3047, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.4 Changing the name of HiTech Drive, A.K.A. HiTech Boulevard to Brewer Drive.

That the city council finds it necessary to change the name of HiTech Drive, a.k.a. HiTech Boulevard to Brewer Drive. (Ord. 3048, §1; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.5 Naming of Vista Drive.

(a) That after consideration, the city council has determined that a need exists to name an unnamed street to Vista Drive (see attached exhibit A).

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the city clerk their written protest against such proposed naming, that the city council shall consider this ordinance to name the unnamed street to Vista Drive. (Ord. 3089, §§1-3; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.6 Changing the name of Vista Drive to Bluebird Lane.

(a) That after consideration, the city council has determined that a need exists to change the name of Vista Drive to Bluebird Lane (see attached exhibit A).

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the city clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the city council shall consider this ordinance to change the name of Vista Drive to Bluebird Lane. (Ord. 3090, §§1-3; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.7 Changing the name of Tucker Lane to Kent Lane.

(a) That after consideration, the City Council has determined that a need exists to change the name of Tucker Lane to Kent Lane.

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the City Council shall consider this ordinance to change the name of Tucker Lane to Kent Lane. (Ord. 3240, §§1-4; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.8 Changing the names of Carl Line Ave. to Line Ave., Elmwood Dr. to Redwood Dr., Long View Ln. to Longview Ln., Co. Rd. 5110 to Osage Dr., Co. Rd. 5020 to Little Oaks Rd., Co. Rd. 5010 to Rolla St., Co. Rd. 7130 to Hartville Rd., Highway 63 to Bishop Ave., and Hwy CC and Private Rd. 5012 to Lions Club Dr.

(a) That after consideration. the City Council has determined that a need exists to change the name of Carl Line Ave. to Line Ave. Elmwood Dr., to Redwood Dr. Long View Ln. to Longview Lane, Co. Rd. 5110 to Osage Dr., Co. Rd. 5020 to Little Oaks Rd., Co. Rd. 5010 to Rolla St. Co. Rd. 7130 to Hartville Rd. Highway 63 to Bishop Ave. and Hwy CC and Private Rd. 5012 to Lions Club Dr.

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the City Council shall consider this ordinance to change the names of certain streets in the southside annexation area. (Ord. 3252, §§1-3; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.9 Changing the name of 14th Street, beginning at I-44 and going across Bishop Avenue to State Street, from 14th Street to University Drive.

(a) That after consideration, the City Council has decided to change the name of 14th Street, beginning at I-44 and going across Bishop Avenue to State Street, from 14th Street to University Drive.

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the City Council shall consider this ordinance to change the name of 14th Street to University Drive.

(d) This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage of approval. (Ord. 3557, §§1-4)

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Sec. 36-20.10 Change the street name of Curtis Street to Curtis Drive and Bishop's Alley to State Street. (City of Rolla)

(a) That after consideration, the City Council has decided to change the name of Curtis Street to Curtis Drive and Bishop's Alley to State Street.

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the City Council shall consider this ordinance to change the name of Curtis Street to Curtis Drive and Bishop's Alley to State Street. (Ord. 3599, §§1-3; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.11 Change the street name of State Route V to Hy Point Industrial Park Drive. (City of Rolla)

(a) That after consideration, the City Council has decided to change the name of State Route V to Hy Point Industrial Park Drive.

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the City Council shall consider this ordinance to change the name of State Route V to Hy Point Industrial Park Drive. (Ord. 3612, §§1-3; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.12 Change the street name of Halifax Court to Newcastle Court (City of Rolla)

(a) That after consideration, the City Council has decided to change the name of Halifax Court to Newcastle Court.

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name change.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the City Council shall consider this ordinance to change the name of Halifax Court to Newcastle Court. (Ord. 3652, §§1-3; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.13 Change the street name of a portion of El Bosa Nova Lane to Collegiate Boulevard. (UMR)

(a) That after consideration, the City Council has decided to change the name of a portion of El Bosa Nova Lane to Collegiate Boulevard.

(b) That a resolution was published for a period of seven days to provide notice of the proposed street name changes.

(c) That after four weeks of such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, that the City Council shall consider this ordinance to change the name of a portion of El Bosa Nova Lane to Collegiate Boulevard. (Ord. 3821, §§1-3; Repealed by Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-20.14     Change the street name from St. John’s Parkway to Mercy Parkway (Mercy Medical Clinic)

  1. That after consideration, the Rolla City Council has decided it would be desirable to change the name of St. John’s Parkway to Mercy Parkway. (Ord. 4078, §1)

  2. That after the prescribed review/comment period of four weeks following such publication a majority of the resident property owners along the line of such street have not filed with the City Clerk their written protest against such proposed change of name, the City Council shall consider an ordinance to change the name of St. John’s Parkway to Mercy Parkway. (Ord. 4078, §2)

  3. The ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval by City Council. (Ord. 4078, §3)

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Sec. 36-20.15     Naming a street segment, located between White Columns Road and Fraternity Drive, as International Village Drive” (Rolla City Council).

  1. That after consideration, the City Council has decided it would be desirable to designate the street segment located between White Columns Road and Fraternity Drive as “International Village Drive.” (Ord. 4173, §1)

  2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.
    (Ord. 4173, §2)

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ARTICLE III - CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR

DIVISION 1. GENERALLY

Sec. 36-21. Work to be done in accordance with standard plans and specifications.

Any person who shall do any work for which a permit is required hereunder shall conduct such work in accordance with standard plans and specifications on file in the office of the Director of Public Works. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-22. Operations under supervision of Director of Public Works.

All operations for which a permit is granted pursuant to this article shall be under the direction and supervision of the Director of Public Works. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-23. Authority of Director of Public Works.

Whenever the use, convenience or necessity of the public shall require it, the Director of Public Works shall have the authority to order the owners or agents in charge of property adjacent to which curb cuts, sidewalks, curbs, or driveways are maintained upon the public streets or rights-of-way, to alter such improvement in such manner as he shall find reasonably necessary under the circumstances, if such improvement fails to conform to the aforesaid standard plans and specifications. The Director shall allow a reasonable period of time for such alteration to be made. It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain such nonconforming curb cut, sidewalk, curb or driveway after the expiration of such time. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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DIVISION 2. PERMITS

Sec. 36-24. Required.

(a) No person shall construct, reconstruct, repair, alter or grade any sidewalk, curb, curb cut, driveway or street on the public streets or rights-of-way without first obtaining an excavation permit from the Director of Public Works.

(b) No person shall close or occupy a public street, alley or sidewalk without first obtaining an obstruction permit under this chapter. Permits will be issued for a period of thirty (30) days or less. Permits for periods greater than thirty (30) days will be issued by the City Council. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-25. Application.

An applicant for a permit hereunder shall file with the Director of Public Works an application showing:

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Sec. 36-26. Fee.

An application for a permit hereunder shall be accompanied by a fee established by each article of this chapter. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-27. Issuance.

(a) The Director of Public Works shall issue a permit hereunder when he has determined:

(b) Permits will be allowed to be renewed once; provided that the time granted in the original permit plus the time granted in the renewal permit shall not exceed thirty (30) days. Addiional renewals will require the applicant to make application to the City Council. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Secs. 36-28 to 36-63. Reserved.

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ARTICLE IV - OBSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS

Sec. 36-64. Permit - Required.

It shall be unlawful to occupy or obstruct any street, alley or sidewalk without a permit from the Public Works Director. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-65. Same - Extent of permit generally.

The extent of occupation of a street, alley or sidewalk or part thereof for which a permit may be granted by the Public Works Director, shall be as follows:

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Sec. 36-66. Same - Application.

Any person desiring temporarily to occupy any portion of any public street, alley or sidewalk for the purpose of placing thereon materials or rubbish from building operations or for excavation of any area under a sidewalk or for any purpose whatever in connection with the erection, removal, alteration or repair of any building or other structures, shall apply to the Public Works Director for a permit for temporary occupation as permitted by Section 36-64. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-67. Keeping streets, etc., clean during operations.

It is the duty of any person carrying on any building operations to keep the streets, alleys and sidewalks adjoining the premises where the operations are conducted in a clean and orderly condition during such operation and at the expiration of the time stipulated in the permit required by Section 36-64, or whenever ordered by the Public Works Director, the person to whom the permit may be issued shall remove all materials and rubbish from the streets, alleys and sidewalks adjoining the premises and shall leave the same in a clean and orderly condition. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-68. Right of city to clean streets, etc., on failure of permittee to do so; recovery of costs from tax bill.

The Public Works Director is authorized to clean the streets, alleys or sidewalks adjoining any premises where building operations are being carried on, whenever the same may be found in an unclean or disorderly condition and he shall remove or repile any building materials or rubbish or obstructions which may be found outside the spaces authorized by the permit to be occupied, or within ten feet of any fire plug. He shall cause a voucher for the payment of the costs of such cleaning or removal to be issued which shall be charged against the property as outlined in Sec. 36-8. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Secs. 36-69 to 36-76. Reserved.

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ARTICLE V - EXCAVATIONS IN STREETS, ALLEYS AND SIDEWALKS

Sec. 36-77. Permit - Required; exception.

No person shall make or cause to be made any excavations in any public street or alley without written permission of the Public Works Director to do so, except public work done under the authority of the city council. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-78. Same - Deposit prerequisite to issuance; amount of deposit.

The permit required by Section 36-77 shall be issued by the Public Works Director and such permit shall not be issued by the Public Works Director until such time as the applicant deposits with the city such sum as shall be determined by the Public Works Director, but not less than one hundred dollars. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-79. Restoration of streets, etc., by city if permittee fails to do so; recovery of costs from deposit, etc.

In the event that a street, avenue or alley is not restored to its original condition, as determined by the inspection of the Public Works Director, within a period of thirty days from and after the date when such excavation shall have begun, then such street, avenue or alley shall be restored to its original condition by the city and the costs and expenses to which the city may be put, on account of such or any violations of the conditions or regulations under which the same is done, shall be paid from the deposit made with the city, and if after deduction of all payments for restoration expense, and a twenty-five dollar inspection fee, there be any remainder, it shall be returned to the person who made the deposit. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-80. Excavation Standards and Specification Requirements.

Every person who shall make any excavation in or adjoining any public street, alley or public place, shall conform to the requirements of the permit and to conduct such work in accordance with standard plans and specifications on file in the office of the Director of Public Works. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-81. Closing streets, etc., temporarily for repair work.

The Public Works Director is authorized to close any street, alley, public place or highway and withdraw the same from public use temporarily and during such period as work on such street, alley or public place shall make such action necessary. No person shall use or attempt to use such street, alley or public place or highway withdrawn from public use, or drive or attempt to drive any vehicle on such street, alley or public place. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-82. Manner of performing work - Generally.

In excavating in any street or other public way, all material for paving or macadamizing must be removed with the least possible injury or loss of the same, and together with the excavated materials from the trenches must be placed where they will cause the least possible inconvenience to the public. The width of the excavation shall be no greater than is necessary for doing the work and whenever it shall be deemed necessary by the Public Works Director, sheeting and bracing shall be used to keep the sides of the trenches perpendicular and prevent unnecessary caving. The street must be opened in the manner which will cause the least inconvenience to the public, and admit the uninterrupted passage of water along the gutters, and every precaution must be taken to protect the trench so as to insure the public safety.

In all excavations select backfill materials shall be required. "Select back-fill materials" shall mean those materials as established by the permit requirements and in accordance with the standard plans and specifications on file in the office of the Director of Public Works. All trenches shall be filled in their entirety with such select back-fill materials. All excess earth or dirt removed in the process of such excavation shall be removed from right-of-way by such person or his agent holding permit for such excavation. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-83. Same - Length of excavation limited; exception.

No excavation shall be made in any public street, alley or highway more than two blocks in length at any one time except by special permit from the Public Works Director. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-84. Temporary driveways.

In all cases where excavations are made entirely across the public highway a substantial driveway shall be maintained by the party making the excavation across such highway, until such excavation is refilled, and at all times be subject to the approval of the Public Works Director. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-85. Duty to protect public, etc.

No person shall make an excavation in any street, highway or thoroughfare without protecting such excavation so as to prevent persons, animals or vehicles from falling into such excavation. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Secs. 36-86 to 36-90. Reserved.

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ARTICLE VI - TREES

Sec. 36-91. Purpose.

is the purpose of this article to promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for the regulation of planting, maintenance and removal of trees and other woody vegetation located on all property owned or maintained by the city. (Ord. 4004, §1)

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Sec. 36-92. Duties and responsibilities.

(a) Responsibility for management of trees on property owned or maintained by the city shall be vested with the Public Works department, Rolla Municipal Utilities and the parks and recreation department as set forth in this article and other sections of this Code.

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Sec. 36-93. Interference with city employees.

It shall be unlawful for any person to prevent, delay or interfere with any employee or agent of the city while such employee or agent is engaged in the planting, cultivating, pruning, spraying or removal of any tree or other woody vegetation as authorized in this article.

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