[Amended 11-19-1990 by Ord. No. 14-1990; 2-4-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008]
No person shall create, construct or put in a driveway over or across a drainage ditch serving any street or public road without first applying, in writing, for a permit from the Superintendent of Public Works. The application shall be signed by the owner of the property on which the driveway is to be located and shall have annexed thereto a simple, but legible, plan or sketch showing where, how and in what manner the driveway will be constructed over or across the drainage ditch and what materials will be used in permanently preserving drainage space and courses underneath the point where the driveway shall cross over the drainage ditch and connect up with the right-of-way. A nonrefundable permit fee as set forth in Chapter A287, Fees, shall accompany each application.
No permit shall be granted unless the plan and specifications show that the intended construction will keep the drainage ditch reasonably and permanently open under the driveway and adequate to carry away any waters therein without backing up or flowing upon the street or public road or upon the property of another, nor interfere with usual snow removal.
A driveway permit shall be required for each driveway in a subdivision. The first 15 feet of each driveway in a subdivision shall be paved.
[Added 11-19-1990 by Ord. No. 14-1990]