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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.18 Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Streets and Alleys Part I 

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Chapter 20.18
Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Streets and Alleys

Part I. Public Streets and Alley

Sections:

20.18.010 Cleaning.
20.18.030 Vehicles belonging to City employees not to be used in City work.
20.18.040 City vehicles.
20.18.050 Repair defined.
20.18.060 Payment for repairs.
20.18.070 Materials for repair.
20.18.080 Private construction--Permit required.
20.18.090 Private construction--Supervision of work.
20.18.100 Private construction--Cleaning and repair by City after construction.
20.18.110 Private construction--Conditions upon which permit granted.
20.18.120 Private construction--Deposit.

20.18.010 Cleaning.

The work of sweeping and cleaning the roadways, including the gutters, of all paved public streets in the City shall be done under the supervision of the Street Commissioner.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.030 Vehicles belonging to City employees not to be used in City work.

No teams, wagons, carts, trucks, automobiles or other vehicles belonging in whole or in part to the Street Commissioner or to any officer or employee in any of the departments shall be used, directly or indirectly, for any work done or performed for or by the City.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.040 City vehicles.

The Street Commissioner and superintendents in the Street Division shall be furnished conveyances and the cost of maintenance shall be paid out of the City Treasury.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.050 Repair defined.

"Repair" as used in this chapter means to restore any hole, depression or excavation in any street or highway to a good, safe or sound condition after deterioration, injury, damage, dilapidation or partial destruction.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.060 Payment for repairs.

Unless otherwise provided for, whenever in the opinion of the Director of Streets the pavement of the roadway of any improved public highway is in need of repair, it shall be the duty of the Street Commissioner to cause the repairs to be made and the cost thereof shall be charged to and paid out of appropriations for current expenses of the street division. When the repairs have become necessary as a result of an excavation in or under the pavement of the highway or of the passage in the highway of vehicles not conforming to the City ordinances regulating weight, equipment and character of vehicles or of any other act not consistent with the lawful use of the highway, the cost of the repairs shall be charged against the person responsible for the damage and collected as other indebtedness to the City is collected.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.070 Materials for repair.

Whenever the Board of Public Service shall consider it advisable and for the best interest of the City to utilize materials for the repair or maintenance or in the resurfacing of the roadway of an improved public highway different in character from the materials with which the roadway has previously been constructed or reconstructed, it may, by a vote of the majority of all of its members, authorize the use of other specified materials in the repair of the roadway and upon such action by the Board it shall authorize and direct the Director of Streets to cause the roadway to be repaired and maintained as authorized by the Board; provided, however, that the Street Commissioner, with the approval of the Director of Streets, in making temporary and emergency repairs of the roadways of public highways, may use suitable materials, although different in character, from the materials with which the roadway has previously been constructed or reconstructed.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.080 Private construction--Permit required.

The Board of Public Service is authorized to grant permission to the owners of property fronting upon or adjoining any street, avenue, public highway or alley to grade, construct or reconstruct the curbing, guttering, roadway paving or sidewalk paving of the street, avenue, public highway or alley at the property owner's own cost and expense.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.090 Private construction--Supervision of work.

All work authorized by Section 20.18.080 shall be done under the supervision of and according to plans and specifications approved by the Board of Public Service.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.100 Private construction--Cleaning and repair by City after construction.

The roadways of streets, avenues and public highways constructed or reconstructed under the provisions of Section 20.18.080 shall be cleaned and repaired by the City as other streets of similar material and construction are cleaned and repaired.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.110 Private construction--Conditions upon which permit granted.

All permits granted under the provisions of Section 20.18.080 shall be given upon the express condition that they shall not be construed to impair in any way the right of the City to reconstruct the streets, avenues, public highways or alleys at any time, nor to entitle the owners to any claim for damages against the City for reconstructing the same.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.120 Private construction--Deposit.

Before permission is issued under the provisions of Section 20.18.080, the person making application therefor shall pay into the City Treasury a sum of money to be fixed by the Board of Public Service, but not less in any case than two hundred fifty dollars. The moneys shall be a special fund out of which shall be paid the cost of all engineering and inspection which shall become necessary on account of any work done under permission, as well as all costs for refilling or any other expenses to which the City may be put on account of the work or any violations of the conditions or regulations under which the same is done, and if, after deducting all payments there be any remainder, it shall be returned to the person by whom the fund was deposited.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

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