[Code 1962 §7-25; CC 1979 §7-109]
If any house mover shall, while acting within the scope of this Article, damage or destroy any public or private property and fail or refuse to repair, renew or pay for the same, or shall fail or refuse to pay the expense of the raising, cutting or repair of any electric wire or cable, or the removal and replacement of any pole bearing the same as required by the terms of this Article, a written claim containing a statement of such damages or expense may be filed with the Building Inspector, who shall investigate the same, and if he/she finds the same to be just and reasonable, no further permits within the scope of this Article shall be issued to such house mover until such claim is satisfied.
[Code 1962 §7-26; CC 1979 §7-110]
No building or structure shall be moved or relocated unless it can be and is to be made to comply with the requirements of the ordinances governing the erection of new buildings upon the proposed new location; provided that, before a building or structure is moved, a building permit in the prescribed manner and form shall have been approved and issued. Such permit shall provide and allow for such work, additions, alterations or repairs that are intended or are necessary to put the relocated building or structure in the required livable or usable condition; provided further, that, no building or structure shall be moved from without to within the City limits unless it already complies with such structural and framing details as the Building Code, adopted pursuant to Section 500.020, requires for new work.
[Code 1962 §7-27; CC 1979 §7-111]
Before issuing any permit to move a building, the Building Inspector shall consult the person having charge of the maintenance of any electrical wires or cables belonging to any public service corporation and suspended over or across any public street or alley, along the proposed route relative to the practicability of the route proposed and shall have authority to require any change in such route which he/she shall deem proper under the attendant circumstances.
Cross Reference — Water, sewers and sewage disposal, Title VII.
[Code 1962 §7-28; CC 1979 §7-112]
No house mover shall proceed to move any building or other structure under a moving permit required by this Article without first having given the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief at least six (6) hours' notice of the proposed route over the City streets on which such moving shall be done, the time such moving shall commence and how long the same shall be in process.
[Code 1962 §7-29, 7-30; CC 1979 §7-113]
Owners. Whenever, for the purpose of facilitating the moving of any building, it is necessary to raise or cut any telephone or telegraph wire or cable, or any electric wire or move any pole bearing any such wire or cable, it shall be the duty of the house mover having charge of the moving of such building to give the person owning or operating such poles, wires or cables at least forty-eight (48) hours' notice of the time and place of such actions.
[Code 1962 §7-31; CC 1979 §7-114]
No house mover shall raise, cut or move any pole, wire or cable mentioned in Section 530.050(A) unless the person or authorities owning or having control of the same fail or refuse so to do after notice as provided in such Section, and then only competent workmen or linemen shall be employed in such work, and the same shall be done in a careful and workmanlike manner, and such poles, wires and cables promptly replaced and damages thereto promptly repaired at the expense of the house mover.
[Code 1962 §7-32; CC 1979 §7-115]
After the service of notice as required by Sections 530.050(B) or 530.060 it shall be the duty of the person owning or operating poles, wires or cables mentioned in Section 530.050(A), or the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department, as the case may be, to furnish competent workmen or linemen to remove such poles or raise or cut wires or cables. The regular wages of such workmen or linemen, while engaged at such work, shall be paid by such house mover, except when such poles, wires or cables are not installed in conformity with governing regulations of the City, or authority of the State.
[Code 1962 §§7-33 — 7-36; CC 1979 §7-116]
Time Limit. No house mover shall suffer or permit any building to be or remain in any of the streets or alleys of the City for any time longer than may be specified in the permit, required by Section 530.140, issued by the Building Inspector. No building shall, in any event, be allowed to remain at a standstill in any public street or other public place for a longer period than twelve (12) hours without the consent in writing of the Building Inspector.
Warning Lights. When any building is left in any street at night, two (2) or more flares or lanterns with red glass globes shall be conspicuously posted at each end of such building so as to give warning in both directions of the street. All such lanterns or flares shall be in good order, securely placed in position.
Prohibited in Intersections at Night. No building shall be left standing at night in any street intersection.
Notice to Fire Chief. The Chief of the Fire Department shall be notified of the location of any building left standing in the street at night.
[Code 1962 §7-37; CC 1979 §7-117]
If it is necessary to move any building upon or across any street railway tracks or any railroad tracks, the same shall be done in such a manner and at such time as to interfere as little as possible with the operation of cars or trains thereon.
[Code 1962 §7-38; CC 1979 §7-118]
When necessary to protect the pavement or sidewalk, planks of sufficient size and thickness to prevent injury to such pavement or sidewalk shall be laid for the wheels of the truck moving a structure pursuant to this Article.
[Code 1962 §7-39; CC 1979 §7-119]
No tree on any street shall be removed or the branches of any tree cut or trimmed in order to facilitate the moving of any building, except with the consent of the property owner and under the supervision of the Building Inspector. No fixture other than a tree on any street or alley shall be removed, displaced or otherwise interfered with to facilitate the moving of any building except with the consent and under the supervision of the Building Inspector.
[Code 1962 §7-40; CC 1979 §7-120]
The Building Inspector shall have power to require the use of precautionary measures other than those specifically mentioned in this Article, when necessary or proper to protect life, limb or property in the course of moving a building or structure pursuant to this Article.
[Code 1962 §7-18; CC 1979 §7-128]
Every person who shall engage in the business of house moving within the City shall obtain a license therefor from the City Collector.
[Code 1962 §7-19; CC 1979 §7-129]
No person shall move any building or structure along or across any street or other highway within the corporate limits of the City without a permit therefor from the Building Inspector issued in accordance with the provisions of this Article. No such permit shall be granted to any person except a licensed house mover.
[Code 1962 §7-20; CC 1979 §7-130]
All applications for permits to move buildings upon or across the streets or other highways of the City shall be made to the Building Inspector, and shall state the location of the building proposed to be moved, its greatest length, width and height, the principal material of its walls and roof, its proposed use in its new location, the dimensions of the lot onto which it is to be moved, the depth of the front, side and rear yards, and shall show by diagram the proposed position or setting of the building on the lot or lots, and shall also state definitely the route over which same is proposed to be moved, the length of time required for removal and the proposed new locations thereof.
[Code 1962 §7-21; CC 1979 §7-131]
Each applicant for a permit required by this Article shall execute and deposit in the office of the City Collector a bond to be approved by the City Manager and the City Attorney in an amount prescribed by the City Manager, with two (2) or more personal securities or a reliable bonding company as security.
Such bond shall be conditioned that the applicant will indemnify and save harmless the City from all accidents and damages caused by negligence in protecting his/her work or by unfaithful or inadequate work done, or from any damage done by the moving of any building or structure to any public or private property, or by any unreasonable delay in moving such house, building or structure from the streets or alleys. The applicant shall also condition that he/she will pay all fines imposed upon him/her for any violation of this Chapter.
Such bond shall extend for one (1) year from and after the date of approval and filing thereof, and no moving permit shall be issued to any person until the bond shall have been approved and filed as herein provided.
The bond shall cover all permits issued for one (1) year from such approval and the filing of same, or until the applicant forfeits such bond by reasons of his/her failure to comply with all of the conditions therein.
[Code 1962 §7-22; CC 1979 §7-132]
Before granting a permit required by this Article, it shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to examine the building, the route over which it is proposed to be moved and the new location.
[Code 1962 §7-24; CC 1979 §7-133]
Before any permit to move a building or structure is granted under the provisions of this Article, the applicant for such permit shall pay a fee therefor as follows:
On or across public thoroughfares, except as mentioned in Subsections A(1a and b) below, twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
From one lot to another without moving on a public thoroughfare, five dollars ($5.00).
From one location to another on the same lot, five dollars ($5.00).
Where it is proposed to move a building or structure from without to within the City limits, an additional permit fee must be paid in advance for the required inspection. A minimum fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be charged, plus one dollar ($1.00) for each mile or fraction of a mile in excess of five (5) miles from the established City limits that has to be traveled to make the inspection.
[Code 1962 §7-23; CC 1979 §7-134]
If the condition of a building desired to be moved, the character of such location, and the nature of the proposed route is such that the building can be moved with safety and in accordance with this Article, and if the use to which the same is to be put in the new location and the height of the building, together with the width of the lot, area of front, side and rear yards and area per family, are sufficient to meet the requirements of the Zoning Code, then the permit required by this Article shall be granted, but otherwise the same shall be refused.