[Adopted 4-11-1988 by Ord. No. 14-88]
No person shall erect or build or cause or permit any vault to be made, except upon a permit issued by the Building Inspector of the City, and no vault shall extend further than the line of the sidewalk or curbstone of any street.
Every application for a license to erect a vault shall be in writing, signed by the person making the same, and shall state the intended length and width of such vault and the number of square feet of ground which is required therefor. Each application shall be accompanied by plans drawn in conformity with the Building Code. No permit shall be issued until such plans have been approved by the Building Inspector and the City Engineer.
All applications for permit to construct a vault shall be accompanied by the fee established for a building permit.
No work on such a vault shall commence until a street opening permit shall be obtained and all requirements therefor have been complied with.
The Building Inspector may direct the repair or removal of any vault lying within the lines of any public street or sidewalk, which vault he determines to be dangerous or a hazard to the public or a nuisance or which in any way or manner interferes with the public use of the street or sidewalk.
All vaults shall be maintained in a safe condition so as not to constitute a danger or hazard to the public using the sidewalks or streets. All trapdoors giving access to vaults shall be maintained on a level with the sidewalk and in such condition as it shall be entirely safe for persons to pass over the same. No person shall keep open or permit to be kept open any trapdoor or grate in any sidewalk except while the same is necessary and actually in use for the receipt or delivery of goods or other property and while the same is properly guarded to prevent persons from walking or falling into the same.