Article I Construction of Sidewalks, Curbs and Gutters, and Driveway Entrances
Article II Driveways
[CC 1983 §91.010]
It shall be the duty of every property owner to keep the sidewalks, curbs and gutters and driveway entrances adjacent to his/her property and in the City of Hollister, in good repair at all times and free from irregularities and offsets in the surface thereof which may render the same unsafe for use.
[CC 1983 §91.020]
All sidewalks and, where streets are hard-surfaced construction, all curbs and gutters and entrance driveways, constructed, reconstructed or repaired in the City of Hollister shall be of concrete and conform to the established grade of the street. All sidewalks shall be not less than four (4) feet in width.
[CC 1983 §91.030; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
All work of constructing, reconstructing or repairing of sidewalks, curbs and gutters and driveway entrances shall be done under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor.
[CC 1983 §91.040]
The Board of Aldermen may, by ordinance or resolution, condemn defective sidewalks, order their removal and provide for the construction of new sidewalks in the place of walks so condemned and removed as provided in this Chapter.
[CC 1983 §91.050; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
No formality shall be required for the repairing or reconstruction of sidewalks and making assessments therefore; but the Board of Aldermen, without notice to property owner, may order the Public Works Supervisor to cause such work to be done and the Public Works Supervisor shall keep an account of the cost thereof and report the same to the Board of Aldermen for assessment.
[CC 1983 §91.060; Ord. No. 07-35, 9-20-2007; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
When the Public Works Supervisor or other proper officer or committee has made report to the Board of Aldermen of the cost of the construction, reconstruction or repair of any streets, driveway apron off the street to the edge of the right-of-way or sidewalks in the City of Hollister under the provisions of this Chapter, the Board of Aldermen, at its discretion, may levy said cost as a special assessment against each lot and piece of ground abutting said street or sidewalk and each lot and piece of ground shall be liable for its part of the cost of the work done or made along or in front of such lot or piece of ground as reported to the Board of Aldermen, and the City Clerk shall issue separate tax bills thereof against each such lot or piece of ground as reported to the Board of Aldermen for its share of the cost.
[CC 1983 §91.070; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
Where a sidewalk has been condemned and is to be replaced with a new walk, the Board of Aldermen, at its discretion, shall make a contract for the construction of such sidewalk, including grading therefore, with or without curbing, along the street, avenue or other public highway or part thereof involved. Such contract shall be let to the lowest and best bidder, upon plans and specifications filed therefore by the Public Works Supervisor with the City Clerk with not less than two (2) weeks advertisement for bids thereon being made in some newspaper published in the City. Before the advertising for bids, an estimate of the cost of the work shall be made by the Public Works Supervisor and submitted to the Board of Aldermen, and no contract shall be made for the work at a price exceeding such estimate and the Board of Aldermen shall have the authority to refuse or accept any and all bids.
[CC 1983 §91.080; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
When, on proper advertisement as herein provided, no bid is received or no bid received is acceptable to the Board of Aldermen, the Board may order the Public Works Supervisor to cause the work to be done. In such case, the Public Works Supervisor shall keep an accurate account of the amount expended for labor and materials, including grading and filling, opposite each lot or piece of ground and present such account to the Board of Aldermen for assessment as provided in this Chapter.
[CC 1983 §91.090; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
It shall be the policy of the City of Hollister to repair all sidewalks with the expense being borne by the property owner. The property owner shall deposit one-half (½) of the estimated cost of the project with the City Clerk prior to construction commencing. The contractor is to perform the repair work and the cost of construction shall be approved by the Board of Aldermen and the property owner prior to work commencing.
[CC 1983 §94.010; Ord. No. 01-43, 9-6-2001; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
All culverts used in the construction of driveways or entryways from public streets or alleys in the City to private property shall be approved pipe of a diameter prescribed in writing by the Public Works Supervisor of said City.
[CC 1983 §94.020; Ord. No. 01-43, 9-6-2001]
Any person or persons, firm, company or corporation desiring to construct such driveway or entryway shall first apply in writing for a permit. The cost of a driveway permit shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00).
[CC 1983 §94.030; Ord. No. 01-43, 9-6-2001; Ord. No. 09-29, 11-19-2009]
The construction of said driveway shall be under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor of said City. If said work is not completed to the said satisfaction of the Public Works Supervisor, he/she shall notify the owner of the property to which said driveway or entryway is being constructed and shall state in writing his/her objections thereto. In the event said owner does not cause said driveway or entryway to be properly completed within ten (10) days from the receipt of said notice, he/she shall be deemed to be in violation of this Chapter.
[CC 1983 §94.040]
Any person or persons, firm, company, or corporation violating this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall in addition to the forfeiture above prescribed, be fined a sum of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each day or portion of days, during which such violation continues to exist, shall be treated or deemed a separate and distinct violation and be prosecuted as such.