City of Vinita Park, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 525.010 Bond Required for Street Repairs.

[CC 2000 §7-1-1; Ord. No. 926, 7-15-1996]
The minimum bond to be put up by any person making repairs after obtaining a permit from the Director of Public Works shall be five hundred dollars ($500.00). This shall apply to any plumbing, electrical, sewer or other work that affects the City easements, sidewalks, trees, lawns or streets. The Director of Public Works, in the event the repairs to be made are extensive and in his/her opinion a bond of five hundred dollars ($500.00) is not sufficient to cover costs, can require a bond of up to two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).

Section 525.020 Excavations.

[CC 2000 §7-1-2; CC 1974 §§17-1 — 17-5]
A. 
Application For Permit — Bonds — Deposits.
1. 
Any person who desires to make an excavation in any public street, alley or highway within the City for any purpose whatever shall apply to the Director of Public Works for a permit which shall only be issued after the applicant has deposited with the City Treasurer the sum determined by the Director of Public Works in such amount as will be adequate to cover restoration of the excavation, such fund to be used by the Director of Public Works to make such restoration if applicant fails to do so; provided, that applicant may give a bond as provided in Section 525.010 of this Chapter in lieu of such deposit.
2. 
In case of an emergency where the public safety or health is endangered, work may proceed immediately without the issuance of a permit and the permit may be applied for as soon as practicable after the work is commenced.
B. 
Permit And Inspection Fee. Any person who applies for a permit under this Chapter shall pay the sum of sixty dollars ($60.00) to cover the cost of the permit and the fee for the inspection of the street as hereafter provided.
C. 
Driveways Across Excavations Required. In all cases where excavations are made entirely across the public highways, a substantial driveway shall be maintained by the party making the excavation across such, until such excavation is refilled and at all times shall be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works.
D. 
Restoration Of Excavated Site — Inspection.
1. 
Upon the completion of the work for which the excavation was made, the person who made such excavation shall refill the trenches and repave the surface of the street, alley or highway where the excavation was made. The street, alley or highway pavement shall be placed in as good shape and condition as it was before such excavation was made.
2. 
The Director of Public Works shall inspect the alley or street following the refilling and repaving. In those cases in which temporary repairs are made at the time of the completion of the work, the person making the excavation shall so indicate to the Director of Public Works and advise him/her, in writing, at what subsequent date the repairs will be complete, such time to be not more than three (3) months from the completion. The Director of Public Works shall make a final inspection of the repairs. If, in the opinion of the Director of Public Works, the street, alley or highway has not been placed in as good shape and condition as it was before such excavation was made, he/she shall, in writing, notify the person who made the excavation to proceed within ten (10) days to restore the street or alley to the condition it was in prior to the commencement of excavation. In the event such person does not proceed within the foregoing ten (10) day period, the Director of Public Works may repair the street or alley to its original condition and direct the City Treasurer to apply from the amount deposited with him/her under the provisions of Subsection (A) of this Section the cost of such repairs, the balance of such fund to be returned to the person who made the excavation. In the event that a bond has been given in lieu of a deposit as provided for in said Subsection (A), the Director of Public Works shall certify the costs of the repairs to the Board of Aldermen and request the Board to proceed against the principal and surety on such bond. In the event that the Director of Public Works approves the repairs upon his/her final inspection, he/she shall direct the City Treasurer to pay over to the person making the excavation the full amount of the deposit.

Section 525.030 Complete Streets Policy.

[Ord. No. 1216 §§1 — 2, 11-19-2012[1]]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this policy is to set forth guiding principles and practices to be considered in public transportation projects, where practicable, economically feasible, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law, so as to encourage walking, bicycling, and transit use while promoting safe operations for all users.
B. 
Application And Scope. While this policy does not require certain designs or construction standards and does not require specific improvements, this policy does require the Director of Public Works to consider complete streets elements in the design, construction, review, and maintenance of public transportation projects, improvement and facilities in addition to other considerations, including, but not limited to, cost of improvements, budget for the project, space and area requirements and limitations and legal requirements and limitations. When notified of State or County projects, the Director of Public Works will make a good faith effort to advocate for complete streets elements in projects that affect Vinita Park.
C. 
Guiding Principles And Practices.
1. 
"Complete street" defined. A complete street is designed to be a transportation corridor for all users: pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and motorists. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe continuous travel networks for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move from destination to destination along and across a network of complete streets. Transportation improvements, facilities and amenities that may contribute to complete streets and that are considered as elements of a "complete street" include street and sidewalk lighting; pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements; access improvements (including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act); public transit facilities; street trees and landscaping; drainage; and street amenities.
2. 
The City will incorporate one or more complete street elements into public transportation projects in order to provide appropriate accommodation for bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and persons of all abilities, while promoting safe operation for all users, in comprehensive and connected networks in a manner consistent with, and supportive of, the surrounding community.
3. 
The City will incorporate complete streets principles into all public strategic plans, upon subsequent updates. The principles, where practicable, shall be incorporated into other public works plans, manuals, rules, regulations, and programs as appropriate and directed by the Public Works Director.
4. 
It shall be a goal of the City to foster partnerships with the State of Missouri, St. Louis County, and neighboring communities in consideration of functional facilities and accommodations in furtherance of the City's Complete Streets Policy and the continuation of such facilities and accommodations beyond the City's borders.
5. 
The City recognizes that complete streets may be achieved through single elements incorporated into a particular project, or incrementally through a series of smaller improvements or maintenance activities over time. The City will attempt to draw upon all possible funding sources to plan and implement this policy and shall investigate grants that may be available to make complete streets elements more economically feasible.
D. 
Study/Analysis To Be Undertaken As Part Of Public Transportation Project.
1. 
During the planning phase of any public improvement project, the Director of Public Works shall conduct a study and analysis relating to the addition and incorporation of one (1) or more complete streets elements into the public transportation project. This includes projects being undertaken by the State or County.
2. 
The study and analysis shall include cost estimates, whether the elements could be incorporated in a safe manner, the degree to which such improvements or facilities may be utilized, the benefit of such improvements or facilities to other public transportation improvements, whether additional property is required, physical or area requirements or limitations and any other factors deemed relevant.
3. 
Such study and analysis shall be submitted to the Mayor for consideration in the design and planning of the public transportation project. The Director of Public Works shall consider the incorporation of one or more complete streets elements in each public transportation project.
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Editor's Note: Section 1 of this ordinance repealed former Section 525.030, Alteration of Any Sidewalk, Entrance Area for Ingress or Egress and Curbing in an Area Covered by the Traffic and Transportation Needs Study, as adopted and amended by Ord. No. 1092 §§2 — 3, 3-21-2005.