[Adopted as Ch. 6, Art. IV, Div. 1, of the 1990 Code; amended 12-2-2010 by Ord. No. 175]
All records of all work done for the City and the originals and tracings of all maps, plans and profiles and the original field notes shall be the property of the City and shall be filed in the office of the Engineering Bureau.
It shall be the duty of the City Engineer to render professional aid when required by the City Manager or Council, for the purpose of laying out streets or ascertaining if any encroachments are made thereon, marking lines and angles of streets.
The City Engineer shall keep a record of his surveys, and also perform all other professional acts, services or other duties required of him by the City Manager or Council.
The City Engineer shall collect all plans, estimates, field notes, profiles, records of street bounds and all other information which can practically be obtained relating to City streets. The City Engineer shall maintain records of such information, which shall be made readily accessible to all citizens.
The City Engineer shall keep a record of his surveys.
Whenever the City, in the course of its work, disturbs a permanent monument or surveyor's marker, the City shall, within one month, unless the season prohibits it (in which case it shall be done within no more than six months, if not possible), record on the City Engineer's records the former location with proper tie-ins.
Subject to the exceptions in this section, the buildings and lots on all streets that may be hereafter laid out and those already laid out but not numbered shall be numbered as follows at the time that such streets are accepted by the City, and for any street already laid out, 2/3 of the landowners thereon petitioning thereafter shall be required before such streets are numbered in the same manner: On the streets that run lengthwise of the City territory, beginning at the northerly termination, with numbers 1 and 2, and progressing southerly, with the odd numbers on the easterly side of the street and the even numbers on the opposite side; and on the transverse streets, beginning at the end nearer the river with numbers 1 and 2, and progressing in a direction away from the river, with the odd numbers on the northerly side of the street and even numbers on the opposite side.
Any street that terminates at a dead end, or begins within the City and continues beyond the City limits before termination, or which has the potential for future additions, shall have its inception of numbering at the street from which it radiates rather than by the general system set forth in Subsection A, except that the part thereof which prescribes the position of the odd and even numbers shall also be applicable hereunder.
There shall be a number allotted for every lot of land fronting on a street for each 50 feet as measured along the center line of the street. Any main entrance of a building falling between two lines at right angles to the center line at the fifty-foot points shall be allotted at the number designated between the two right-angle lines, except that on streets that are compactly built up, a number shall be assigned for each 10 feet of frontage, and to adjoining vacant lots proportionally, and corner lots shall be numbered on both streets. It shall be the duty of all building and residence owners to see that proper street numbers shall be placed on the front part of each building where such number can be readily seen from the street.
The City Engineer shall denote house numbers, as assigned, on copies of the City Tax Maps, which shall be kept on file in the City Engineer's office.
Water Street and Cony Street from the Kennebec Bridge to the intersection of Bangor Street are specifically excepted from this section, with their present numbering system being retained.
The members of the Police Department shall make an inspection of the streets from time to time, and shall call the attention of any owner to the absence on his building or residence of the street number required by this section. Within 30 days after the warning, if the number has not been placed upon the building or residence, the owner shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the City Code. In case there is any question as to the proper number to be used on the properties, inquiries should be made of the City Engineer for the proper number.
The west side rotary known as "Memorial Circle" shall be numbered beginning at the point where Memorial Drive begins (running easterly from P.C. Station 90+47.04 as shown on a map of State Highway Q dated March 1948 and revised May 1949, Sheet 1 of 5, S.H.C. File No. 6-43, recorded in the Kennebec County Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 17, pp. 58-59), with Number 1 Memorial Circle being allotted to the first property located north of Memorial Drive and abutting the most northeast segment of the rotary right-of-way, which property is presently owned by Walgreen's, with the numbers increasing in a counter-clockwise direction around such rotary. There shall be a number allotted for every lot of land fronting on the rotary (as defined by its extreme right-of-way limits and lack of a street address) for each 50 feet of frontage on same. The provisions of Subsection F of this section shall apply to Memorial Circle.
No vehicle shall move objects having a length or width or height or weight greater than specified in 29 M.R.S.A. over any way or bridge maintained by the City without applying in writing on a form furnished by the City Clerk. A bond or cash deposit sufficient to indemnify the City for all damages it may suffer may be required by the City Engineer and shall be approved by the City Manager. Each application shall be approved by the City Engineer and the Police Department. The fee for the permit shall be set from time to time by the Council. A schedule of the fees is on file in the City Clerk's office.
Editor's Note: Title 29 of the Maine Revised Statutes was repealed by L. 1993, C. 683, § a-1, effective 1-1-1995. See now Title 29-A, Motor Vehicles.
No vehicle shall be moved having a length, width, height or weight greater than specified in 29 M.R.S.A. over any way or bridge maintained by the City between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily; except on Sundays and legal holidays. A permit may be approved by the Police Department and the City Engineer or his designee to move vehicles of greater specifications during the above times under conditions set forth by the Police Department and the City Engineer or their designees, if it can be shown that an emergency or public convenience and necessity require the same.
Editor's Note: See now M.R.S.A. Title 29-A, Motor Vehicles.
Long-term moving permits not to exceed one year may be issued to local firms or activities which frequently move large equipment. The fee for the permit shall be set from time to time by the Council and a schedule of such fees is on file in the City Clerk's office. The permit holder shall notify the Police Bureau each time a move is to be made. A bond shall be required in an amount to be determined by the City Engineer and approved by the City Manager. The maximum allowable dimensions for a yearly permit shall be 14 feet wide, 14 feet high, and 85 feet long.
A permit must be procured in the manner set out in § 241-6 in cases where construction areas encompass the City. Such permit shall provide the contractor with the responsibility for damage to any street used in the area and shall require the contractor to furnish a bond to guarantee suitable repair or payment of damages; the suitability of such repairs or amount of damage shall be determined by the Council. The construction area permit shall carry no fee, but shall be approved by the Director of Public Works and the Police Department. No cleated vehicle shall be allowed on any paved street.
Prior to the issuance of a permit required by § 241-7, the applicant shall deposit with the City Treasurer an amount of money to be established by the Police Department for the payment of police services. Upon completion of the work, the person making such deposit shall be credited and if the actual cost exceeds the deposit, such person shall be billed in that amount.
The fee for police escorts within the City may be reviewed and adjusted annually by the City Council according to the current union contract.
The Director of Public Works, upon petition as set forth in Subsection B, shall have the power to license any person to move a house, store or other building through any of the streets of the City under proper restrictions, upon the receipt of a good and sufficient bond or cash deposit in lieu of bond to indemnify the City for all damages which it may suffer. The bond amount shall be determined by the Director of Public Works and shall be approved by the City Manager. The City reserves the right to remove a building stopped in transit in excess of eight hours.
Petition to move. No license to move any house, store or other building shall be granted except upon petition directed to the Director of Public Works and filed with the City Clerk, setting forth the location of the building to be moved and the lot to which it is proposed to move it.
No person except the City Engineer or Tree Warden shall cut or trim trees or parts thereof that are located within or extend over any street or sidewalk without first obtaining a written permit from the Engineer or Tree Warden and posting satisfactory evidence of financial responsibility to meet any claim for personal injury or property damage which might arise from the cutting or trimming.
No person shall use the land area between the outside of the City travel way (wrought way) for vehicles and the legal limits of the public right-of-way on Winthrop Street between the east side of Pleasant Street extended southerly to cross Winthrop Street and Blaine Avenue except for the present City sidewalks, pedestrian walkways to land of adjacent abutters, right-angle driveways to land of adjacent abutters connecting with a private driveway on the abutter's property, except for the following, which shall be considered grandfathered situations:
Except for existing right-angle driveways and those crescent driveways grandfathered per Subsection A above, driveways for use by an abutter or its tenants shall not exceed 12 feet in width on the land areas between the legal right-of-way line and the City travel way (wrought way) for vehicles.
Any crescent driveway shall be blacktopped by the abutting property owner, and all such driveways and walkways shall be approved as to design and construction by the City Engineer and constructed at the cost of the abutting property owner.
The crescent driveways on Winthrop Street shall be considered driveways.