§ 151.05 STREET OPENINGS.
(A) No street openings shall be permitted for the installation, maintenance, or repair of sewer or water lines or services in any street, alley, boulevard, or other public way without a permit having first been issued authorizing said opening. Street opening permits shall be issued only upon application for the same and upon payment of the fee of $10 in advance.
(B) All street openings shall be made and closed by the permit holder according to such standards and specifications required by the Superintendent of Streets for the particular opening authorized by the permit. The street shall be relaid or repaved by the permit holder at his or her expense and shall restore the surface and subsurface of the street to as good a condition as when opened.
(C) Prior to the issuance of any permit by the village, the applicant for such permit shall make satisfactory proof that said applicant, his or her agents and employees are fully protected by insurance or bond covering public liability, property damage, and worker’s compensation claims arising out of the issuance of such permit.
(D) With respect to city streets under the jurisdiction of the Division of Highways of the state, no provision herein shall be applicable when any such provision is contrary to the statutes of the state or regulations of said Division.
(E) The Superintendent of Streets shall, from time to time, inspect all such excavations being made in or under any public street, alley, or public way in the village to see to the enforcement of the provisions of this section. Notice shall be given by the permit holder to said Superintendent of Streets at least four hours before the work of refilling any such excavation commences.
(F) Any person, firm, or corporation making or maintaining any excavation in any street or alley or other public way shall keep the same adequately guarded by barricades and lights to protect persons and property from injury, and shall indemnify and save harmless the village from any liability or expense of any kind or nature whatsoever arising by, through, or on account of the permit holder’s activities.
(G) It shall be unlawful to make any excavation in any way contrary to or at variance with the terms of the permit issued therefor. Proper bracing shall be maintained at all times to prevent the collapse of adjoining ground; and no excavation shall have a subsurface width or length beyond that of the opening made at the surface.
(H) (1) No injury or damage shall be done to any pipes, cables, or conduits in the making of any such excavation and notice shall be given to the persons maintaining any such equipment or to any village department or officer charged with the care thereof, which are or may be endangered or affected by the making of any excavation before such equipment shall be disturbed.
(2) The permit holder shall be responsible for and repair all damage to the foregoing equipment caused by his or her activities.
(3) No unnecessary damage or injury shall be done to any tree or shrub or the roots thereof.
(I) If any sidewalk is blocked by any such work, a temporary sidewalk shall be constructed or provided which shall be safe for travel and convenient for users.
(J) All applications for permits shall be made to the Building Inspector or such other officer or department as shall be determined from time to time and shall describe the location of the intended excavation, the size thereof, the purpose therefor and the person, firm, or corporation doing the actual excavating work and the name of the person, firm, or corporation for whom or which the work is being done and shall contain an agreement that the applicant will comply with all ordinances and laws relating to the work to be done.
(Ord. 463, passed 7-3-1975) Penalty, see § 151.99