Village of Spring Lake, MI
Ottawa County
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[Adopted as Ch. 70, Art. III, of the 2000 Code of Ordinances]
No person making an excavation in a street, alley or public place shall fail to guard the excavation fully during the period of construction; and no person causing any such opening to be used, nor the user, shall fail to guard or barricade the excavation while in use, so as to protect the safety of the public. No person using any excavation, or causing the excavation to be used, shall fail to close the opening in accordance with the directions of the Village Manager or his or her designee.
No person shall make any excavation or opening in or under any street, alley or public place without first procuring a permit from the Village Manager or his or her designee.
Any person who desires to procure a permit under this article shall make application to the Village Manager or his or her designee. Such application shall be made on the form provided by the Village and shall include such information as is reasonably necessary for the Village Manager or his or her designee to be advised of the location of the proposed excavation; the purpose of the excavation; the work to be performed and any item to be installed; and such maps, sketches, drawings or other written materials as are necessary in the reasonable judgment of the Village Manager or his or her designee to provide the Village with adequate information with respect to the work to be done and utility lines or other items to be installed as part of the excavation. The application shall also include such information as is reasonably necessary for the Village Manager or his or her designee to determine whether there has been compliance with Public Act No. 174 of 2013 (the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, MCLA § 460.721 et seq.).
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A permit required by this article shall not be issued unless the person applying for a permit has complied with the requirements of Public Act No. 174 of 2013 (the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, MCLA § 460.721 et seq.). Compliance with Public Act No. 174 of 2013 (the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, MCLA § 460.721 et seq.) shall not be deemed to relieve a person from the responsibility for complying with the provisions of this article.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
If the Village Manager or his or her designee shall refuse to issue any permit under this article, the applicant may appeal to the Village Council, which shall grant a hearing on the appeal; and the decision of the Village Council shall be final. In granting a permit after such hearing, the Village Council may impose such conditions as it may deem desirable to protect the safety of persons and property.
All work done pursuant to any permit under this article shall be inspected by the Village Manager or his or her designee, and the Village Manager or his or her designee may suspend or revoke any permit so granted where either the workmanship or materials used does not conform to the plans and specifications approved or required upon issuance of the permit or when the terms of any permit or of this article are violated. No person shall perform any work authorized by any permit or cause any such work to be performed while that permit is suspended or revoked.