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

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 Chapter 20.18
Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Streets and Alleys
Part II Private Streets, Curbs, Sidewalks and Alleys

Sections:

20.18.130 Private streets, curbs, sidewalks and alleys--Authorized.
20.18.140 Construction of private streets, curbs, sidewalks and alleys--Permit required.
20.18.150 Bond required.
20.18.160 Special tax bills.

20.18.130 Private streets, curbs, sidewalks and alleys--Authorized.

The construction, reconstruction and repair of streets, curbs, sidewalks and alleys intended for the private use of designated property owners is hereby authorized under the conditions and requirements set forth in this part. For purposes of this part any street, curb, sidewalk or alley which has not been dedicated for public use through the Board of Public Service shall be intended for private use.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.140 Construction of private streets, curbs, sidewalks and alleys--Permit required.

A. No property owner, contractor or any other person shall construct, reconstruct or repair, or cause to be constructed, reconstructed or repaired, any street, curb, sidewalk or alley which is private or intended to be private without having previously obtained written permission to do so from the Director of Streets.

B. The work shall be done in accordance with specifications approved by the Board of Public Service, and under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the Director of Streets or his duly authorized agent.

C. In case of failure on the part of the permittee to proceed in conformity with the specifications and directions, the Board of Public Service shall cause the street, curb, sidewalk or alley to be removed or reconstructed.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.150 Bond required.

Before any permit is issued under the provisions of Section 20.18.130, the person submitting the application shall post a bond with the Comptroller in an amount set by the Board of Public Service to insure and guaranty, to the extent of the amount specified by the Board of Public Service in its estimate of the cost thereof, the construction and completion of the improvement for which the permit is sought. The Comptroller shall release the surety from all or any part of its obligation under the bond only upon receipt of written notification from the Board of Public Service that said improvements have been completed in a satisfactory manner and approved by the Director of Streets.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

20.18.160 Special tax bills.

In the event that the Board of Public Service is required to remove, reconstruct or repair any private street, curb, sidewalk or alley under the provisions of Section 20.18.140 subsequent to the release of the surety under Section 20.18.150, the total cost of the removal, reconstruction or repair shall be determined by the Board of Public Service and certified to the Street Commissioner who shall prepare and issue a bill for payment of a pro-rata share of said cost to the owners or their representatives of each lot of ground adjacent to said improvement. In the event that these bills are not paid within 60 days of issue, the Comptroller shall prepare and issue a special tax bill to any owner who has failed to submit the requested payment to be collected as permitted by law.
(Ord. No. 68604, 5, 3-16-2010.)

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