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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.32 Construction Obstructing Streets and Sidewalks

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Chapter 20.32
Construction Obstructing Streets and Sidewalks

Sections:

20.32.010 Permit required.
20.32.020 Building permit and deposit required.
20.32.030 Permittee to keep streets, alleys and sidewalks in clean and orderly condition.
20.32.040 Failure to keep streets clean.
20.32.050 Additional deposit.
20.32.070 Driveways--Elevation of temporary sidewalks.
20.32.080 Roof over sidewalks.
20.32.090 Extent of occupation.
20.32.100 Protection of paving--Removal of earth and rubbish.
20.32.110 Derricks.
20.32.120 Termination of occupation.
20.32.130 Red or amber lights.
20.32.140 Permission to occupy may be extended beyond the limits of proposed buildings.
20.32.150 Withdrawal of deposit.

20.32.010 Permit required.

Any person desiring temporarily to occupy any portion of any public street, alley or sidewalk for the purpose of placing thereon materials or rubbish from building operations or for excavation of any area under a sidewalk, or for any purpose whatever in connection with the erection, removal, alteration or repair of any building or other structure, shall apply to the Director of Streets for a permit for the temporary occupation aforesaid, and it shall be unlawful to occupy or obstruct any street, alley or sidewalk as aforesaid without a permit from the Director of Streets.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.020 Building permit and deposit required.

The permit required by Section 20.32.010 shall only be issued by the Director of Streets upon the presentation of a building permit, from the Building Commissioner, authorizing the work which is to be done, and the City Treasurer's receipt that the applicant has deposited with the City Treasurer the sum of fifty dollars, without regard to the number of permits as a special fund, to be used by the Director of Streets to defray expenses by reason of a failure of the person, to whom the permit may be issued, to keep the streets, alleys and sidewalks adjacent to the premises whereon the building operations are carried on in a clean and orderly condition during the time for which permission for temporary occupation is asked.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.030 Permittee to keep streets, alleys and sidewalks in clean and orderly condition.

It is the duty of any person carrying on any building operations to keep the streets, alleys and sidewalks adjoining the premises whereon the operations are conducted in a clean and orderly condition during operations, and at the expiration of the time stipulated in the permit, which shall not exceed the time stipulated in the building permit, or whenever ordered by the Director of Streets, the person to whom the permit may be issued shall remove all materials and rubbish from the streets, alleys and sidewalks adjoining the premises and shall leave the same in a clean and orderly condition.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.040 Failure to keep streets clean.

The Director of Streets is authorized to clean the streets, alleys or sidewalks adjoining any premises whereupon building operations are being carried on whenever the same may be found in an unclean or disorderly condition. He shall remove or repile any building materials, rubbish or obstructions which may be found outside of the spaces authorized by his permit to be occupied thereby or within four feet of any fireplug or electric conduit manhole. He shall issue a voucher for the payment of the cost of cleaning or removal, which shall be charged against and paid from the deposit provided for in Section 20.32.020.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.050 Additional deposit.

Whenever the whole or part of the deposit required by Section 20.32.020 shall have been expended for the purpose herein described, the Director of Streets shall notify the person, to whom the permit may be issued to pay so much money into the City Treasury as will bring the deposit again up to the amount hereinbefore required, and in the event of the failure of the depositor to deposit the additional sum the Director of Streets shall revoke the permit and it shall be unlawful to occupy any of the aforesaid streets, alleys or sidewalks with materials, dirt or rubbish after the revocation of the permit or to neglect or refuse to remove all materials, dirt and rubbish from the streets, alleys, and sidewalks after having been notified so to do by the Director of Streets.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.070 Driveways--Elevation of temporary sidewalks.

It is not intended by this chapter to prohibit the maintenance of a driveway for the delivery of material across the sidewalk from the curb line to the building side. It shall be permitted for the purpose of delivering material to the basement of the building to elevate temporary sidewalks to a height not exceeding four feet above the curb level of the street.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.080 Roof over sidewalks.

If the building to be erected is more than four stories in height and is set at or near the street line, there shall be built over the sidewalk a roof, having a framework and covering composed of supports and stringers of three by twelve timbers, not more than eight feet from centers, covered by two layers of two-inch plank. The roof shall be maintained as long as material is being used or handled on the street front and above the level of the sidewalk. In all such cases the temporary sidewalks and their railings and approaches and the roofs over the same shall be made, as regards ease of approach, strength and safety to the satisfaction of the Director of Streets.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.090 Extent of occupation.

The extent of occupation of street, alley or sidewalk or part thereof for which a permit may be granted under this chapter by the Director of Streets shall be as follows:

The permit shall not authorize the occupation of any sidewalk, street or alley, or part thereof, other than that immediately in front of or in the rear of the premises for the building upon which the permit is issued.

The occupation of the street for the storage of building materials shall never exceed, in front of any one building, one-quarter of the width of the roadway of the same, and in the streets containing railroad tracks the occupation shall not exceed one-half the distance from the curbstone to the railroad tracks. The occupation of any public alley, as aforesaid, shall not exceed one-half of the width of the same.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.100 Protection of paving--Removal of earth and rubbish.

Brick, asphalt and bituminous macadam paving shall be protected with wood covering composed of one-inch plank before any material is placed on it. Earth taken from excavations and rubbish taken from buildings must not be stored upon sidewalk or roadway of streets or alleys, and must be removed from day to day as rapidly as produced. Where dry rubbish likely to produce dust is being handled, it must be kept wet, so as to prevent its being blown about by the wind.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.110 Derricks.

For all buildings more than four stories in height the use of derricks set upon the sidewalks is prohibited. Materials for buildings shall be hoisted entirely within the inclosing walls of the same.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.120 Termination of occupation.

The permission to occupy streets and sidewalks for purposes of building is intended only for use in connection with the actual erection, repair, alteration or removal of buildings and must terminate with the completion of the operation. It shall be unlawful to occupy any sidewalk or alley after the expiration of the time for which a permit has been issued by the Director of Streets. It shall also be unlawful to occupy a sidewalk, street or alley, under authority of the permit for the storage of articles not intended for immediate use in connection with the operations for which the permit has been issued.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.130 Red or amber lights.

Red or amber lights shall be displayed and maintained during the whole of every night at each end of every pile of material in any street or alley and at each end of every excavation. Lights shall be securely and conspicuously posted on or near the excavation materials or obstruction.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.140 Permission to occupy may be extended beyond the limits of proposed buildings.

It is provided that if the written consent and a waiver of claims for damages against the City of the owners of the property abutting upon the site of the proposed buildings first obtained and filed with the Director of Streets, the permission to occupy the roadway may be extended beyond the limits of the building, upon the same terms and conditions as those herein fixed for the streets in front of the building sites themselves.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

20.32.150 Withdrawal of deposit.

Whenever any person who has a deposit with the City Treasurer for the purpose of taking out permits as described desires to withdraw the deposit, he shall notify the Director of Streets, who thereupon shall certify to the Comptroller a voucher for the unexpended balance of the deposit; provided, that all streets, alleys or sidewalks have been cleaned, as required by this section, to the satisfaction of the Director of Streets. The Comptroller shall thereupon draw his warrant upon the City Treasurer in favor of the person for the amount standing to the credit of the special fund created by the payments provided, and shall take his receipt in full of all claims against the City on account of the payments.
(Ord. No. 68604, 12, 3-16-2010.)

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