City of Pasadena Hills, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2009 §525.010; Ord. No. 477 §1, 12-12-1995]
From and after the enactment of this Chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, individual, co-partnership or corporation to open or excavate in the streets and sidewalks of the City of Pasadena Hills without first having obtained from the City of Pasadena Hills a permit for such work. Applications for said permits may be obtained from the City Clerk and the Street Commissioner for the City shall review all applications. A permit shall be issued to the applicant upon approval of same by the Street Commissioner and upon compliance by the applicant with the terms of this Chapter and all other ordinances of the City of Pasadena Hills.
[R.O. 2009 §525.020; Ord. No. 477 §2, 12-12-1995]
Inspection fees for permits shall be based upon the direct cost to the City of Pasadena Hills for furnishing the required inspectors. Inspection fee deposits shall be determined by the Street Commissioner from the estimated inspection time, but shall be no less than fifty dollars ($50.00). The difference between the deposit and the actual cost shall be collected or refunded. A cash performance bond from an approved bonding company or deposit in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in the form of a cashier's check shall be posted by each applicant for each permit applied for herein. Each applicant shall purchase and maintain such comprehensive general liability insurance equal to that carried by the City of Pasadena Hills. The applicant shall accompany the permit application with the deposit, bond and insurance indicated herein as necessary for the permit. No permit shall be issued until deposit, bond and insurance requirements are met.
[R.O. 2009 §525.030; Ord. No. 477 §3, 12-12-1995]
Permits shall be required for, but not limited to, the following categories of work: utility operations, municipal operations, service connections, commercial and industrial developments, residential developments, earth hauling, road openings and closures, and sidewalk excavations, openings and closures.
[R.O. 2009 §525.040; Ord. No. 477 §4, 12-12-1995]
All openings or excavations provided for herein shall be made in compliance with the rules and regulations attached to and made a part of the application for permit to be obtained from the City Clerk of the City of Pasadena Hills.
[R.O. 2009 §525.050; Ord. No. 477 §5, 12-12-1995]
The City of Pasadena Hills reserves the right to repair or have repaired any opening upon failure of the applicant to reasonably do so after notice to the applicant. The cost of such repairs done by the City of Pasadena Hills shall be deducted from the cash performance bond or cash deposit deposited by the applicant as aforesaid.
[R.O. 2009 §525.060; Ord. No. 477 §6, 12-12-1995]
The cash performance bond or deposit posted by the applicant or the balance thereof is returnable to said applicant after approval of the same is given by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Pasadena Hills.
[R.O. 2009 §525.080; Ord. No. 477, 12-12-1995]
A. 
Permit Applications.
1. 
Permit application. The applicant shall be the owner or individual or legal entity having the legal right to control the facilities being constructed, installed or improved.
2. 
Approvals — dedications. When applications are received for projects or installations which require other agency's approval or which require public easement and/or right-of-way dedications, no permits shall be issued until the Mayor or acting Mayor has received evidence of the required outside approvals and until verification of our guarantee of the recording of all public easements and right-of-way dedications has been made.
3. 
Application requirement. Applications shall be submitted by mail or in person on the form provided by the City of Pasadena Hills and shall describe the location and the nature of the work to be performed. Applications shall not be accepted if they are incomplete or not accompanied by the following:
Plans. Four (4) sets of plans shall accompany the applications and shall be required for permit issuance. Applicants shall receive two (2) copies of the approved plans with the permit.
4. 
Types of work requiring permit. Permits shall be required for, but not limited to, the following categories of work: utility operations, municipal operations, service connections, commercial and industrial developments, residential developments, movement of over-dimensions and/or overweight vehicles, earth hauling, road closures, banners, landscaping, ornamental entrances and signs and street address painting.
5. 
Permit extensions. Work authorized by permit shall be expected to be executed without delay within thirty (30) days from date of issuance. Requests for extensions of time shall be submitted in writing and shall be reviewed by the Street Commissioner on an individual basis. Written requests shall include the permit number, map locations, date of issuance, project name, street location, reason for requesting extension and number of days required to complete the work.
6. 
Acceptance of work. Completed improvements within the public road right-of-way shall not be opened to traffic without permission from the Street Commissioner or Mayor. Applicants requiring formal or written acceptance by the Street Commissioner or Mayor of completed work covered by permit shall submit their request in writing to the Street Commissioner or Mayor. Permit number, map location, date of issuance, project name and street location shall be included in all correspondence sent to the Street Commissioner or Mayor.
7. 
Permit suspension — revocation. Persons or firms performing or completing work in violation of the permit conditions or working without a permit in the public right-of-way shall be subject to permit suspension or revocation. Reinstatement of existing permits and/or issuance of future permits shall be at the discretion of the Street Commissioner dependent upon proper restitution of past irregularities and written guarantee of future compliance.
8. 
Emergency work. An "emergency" is an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public. When emergencies result in a physical disturbance of the public right-of-way, immediate notification followed by permit application shall be required. When emergencies result in only an interruption of traffic, immediate notification shall be required.
a. 
Immediate notification. All emergency work situations shall be reported immediately by telephone to the City Clerk or Mayor who will notify the Street Commissioner.
b. 
Permit application. All parties performing emergency work which result in a physical disturbance of the right-of-way shall follow their phone notification with a permit application within twenty-four (24) hours or on the next workday. Plans, sketches or correspondence relating to the permit application shall indicate the complete locational data (i.e., location in driving lane, distance to curb, shoulder, driveway, street intersection, pavement type, etc.) and the particulars of the emergency. In other respects, the requirements of a regular application shall apply.
B. 
Residential Developments. Special use permit authorizations shall be required for all construction within the public road right-of-way occurring as part of any single lot/single-family residential development. Such residential development construction shall be subject to the following specific application requirements and conditions:
1. 
Application requirements. Applications shall be submitted in accordance with the requirements of application forms which may be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
2. 
Plan requirements. The applicant shall provide a plan or sketch showing the new driveway location, the culvert location (if required), the details of the driveway widening, sidewalk, construction, grading, etc. All drawings shall be to scale and shall include a designation of all materials to be used.
3. 
Utility relocations. When utility relocations are required to accomplish the construction proposed within the public right-of-way, the applicant shall coordinate his/her activities with the utility forces performing the work. Permit issuance shall be withheld until the Street Commissioner receives written notice from the appropriate utility company that the applicant in fact has coordinated his/her activities with that utility.
C. 
Permit Conditions For Roadway Openings.
1. 
Road crossings. All work authorized by permit shall be inspected for strict compliance with the following conditions. When installations require placement of the cable, conduit or pipe beneath the pavement surfacing, the plans shall indicate the method of installation in accordance with the following:
a. 
Boring. Crossings of classified roads which have a current year traffic volume of two thousand five hundred (2,500) average daily traffic or more shall be bored. Casing and other boring requirements, unless supported by subsurface investigation date, shall be decided by the Street Commissioner during construction. Exceptions to the boring requirement shall be considered by the Street Commissioner on an individual basis if proper justification such as documented evidence of rock, insufficient cover, etc., is provided.
b. 
Open trench. Crossings of roads which have a current year traffic volume of less than two thousand five hundred (2,500) average daily traffic shall normally be permitted by open trench. However, road closing caused by open trench construction shall not be permitted without prior approval by the Street Commissioner. When road closings are not authorized, two (2) lanes of traffic shall be maintained on four (4) lane roads and one (1) lane of traffic on two (2) lane roads. The road shall be restored to normal traffic flow after working hours unless other provisions are authorized.
(1) 
Concrete pavement. Open trenching of concrete pavement will normally require replacement of the entire slab from joint to joint. The permit applicant shall be responsible for the repair or any settlement or other failure of the slab for a period of twelve (12) months from the completion of construction. Exceptions to the full slab replacement may be considered by the Street Commissioner on an individual basis during permit processing.
(2) 
Asphalt pavement. Open trenching of asphaltic pavement shall require a saw cut edge or milled edge, whichever is applicable, and replacement with asphaltic concrete a minimum of six (6) inches in depth. The permit application shall be responsible for the repair of settlement or other failure of the patch for a period of twelve (12) months from the completion of construction.
(3) 
Driveway and sidewalk crossings. Open trenching of existing driveway and/or sidewalk surfaces shall require replacement with full depth material to the existing joints for concrete surfaces or to a saw cut edge for asphalt pavement.
(4) 
Granular backfill. Open trenching of the existing roadway pavement shall require compacted granular backfill and a temporary asphaltic concrete wearing surface overnight. Open trenching parallel with the edge of the roadway pavement shall require granular backfill. For material, construction and compaction requirements, refer to the Standard Specifications for Highway Construction (Section 725.6.2) as mandated by the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic.
(5) 
Structures in pavement. All structures or appurtenances thereof approved for location within or under the roadway pavement shall meet the HS20-44 highway loading requirements of the Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges (Section 1.2.5) as mandated by the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic. Lock-type frames and covers shall be required for manholes, vaults and other structures located within the pavement surfaces.
(6) 
Traffic control and safety devices. Utilities and contractors shall be required to provide and maintain barricades, flashers, cones, flagmen, etc., on the job site as approved by the Street Commissioner.
(7) 
Peak hour traffic. No work, other than emergencies reported to the Street Commissioner as heretofore cited, shall be permitted during peak traffic periods. The Street Commissioner shall determine the extent of the peak traffic period for each particular roadway.
2. 
Temporary openings. All work authorized by permit shall be inspected for compliance with the following conditions. Temporary openings in the orad pavement shall be limited in size to a rectangular opening not to exceed three (3) feet by four (4) feet, unless special permission is granted by the department for larger openings. The thickness of the pavement replacement material for temporary openings shall depend upon the street involved and shall comply with the standards set out in Special Use Permit Application Requirements and Conditions (Section 3.2, Exhibit E) as published by the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic, February 1, 1979.
a. 
Granular backfill. All pavement excavations, except those for which plate use has been authorized, shall require compacted granular backfill and a temporary asphaltic concrete wearing surface overnight.
b. 
Plates. The use of plates within the public road right-of-way shall be strictly governed by the Street Commissioner. Plates shall be used only under the following conditions.
(1) 
Authorization by the Street Commissioner. Plate use shall be authorized by the Street Commissioner on an individual basis, depending on the type of roadway, volume of traffic, proposed use and season of the year. Requests for plate use shall be accepted only in conjunction with the application for permit.
(2) 
Approved plates. Only plates conforming to the designs previously approved by the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic shall be used.
(3) 
Emergency. In emergency situations the applicant shall request permission for plate use by contacting the Street Commissioner.
D. 
Sidewalks.
1. 
Generally. The specifications of this Section apply whether the sidewalk is constructed by the property owner or by the City.
2. 
Summary of work to be done. The work to be done in the construction of sidewalks consists of grading and preparing the ground for the superstructure, furnishing and placing a foundation of crushed stone and one (1) course concrete sidewalk pavement, with all incidental work necessary to render such walk complete and efficient.
3. 
Width — distance from property line. All concrete sidewalks constructed in the City shall not be less than four (4) feet wide and a minimum of four (4) inches thick. If used as a driveway, the said concrete shall be a minimum of six (6) inches.
4. 
Materials. The following requirements shall be met in the material used in the construction of sidewalks.
a. 
Inspection. All materials to be used in sidewalk work shall be from State or County approved sources. All unapproved materials shall be immediately removed.
b. 
Cement. All cement used in sidewalk or pavement construction shall be Portland cement of Type I or III. For sidewalks, the concrete will produce twenty eight (28) day three thousand (3,000) pounds per square inch compression strength with a minimum of five and four-tenths (5.4) sacks of cement per cubic yard. For streets, the concrete will produce twenty eight (28) day four thousand (4,000) pound per square inch compression strength with a minimum six and four-tenths (6.4) sacks of cement per cubic yard of concrete. All concrete shall be cured by a fugitive-dye curing compound in lieu of a continuous water cure for a duration of seven (7) days and nights.
5. 
Protection of service devices. The contractor shall attend carefully to all public service devices, such as stopboxes for water or gas supply or any other objects of such a character that may be found within the area of the sidewalk under construction, by setting them at such a height as to bring the top of such device in each case flush with the top of the finished walk, so that they may be accessible and usable after the completion of the walk.