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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.34 Railroad Tracks in Streets

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Chapter 20.34
Railroad Tracks in Streets

Sections:

20.34.010 Permit required.
20.34.020 Deposit required.
20.34.030 Refund of deposit.
20.34.040 Work done by City.
20.34.050 Replenishing deposit.
20.34.060 Existing tracks.

20.34.010 Permit required.

Unless specifically authorized by an ordinance of the City, it is unlawful to construct, reconstruct, repair, maintain or remove any railroad track in any public street, highway or alley without a permit to do so from the Board of Public Service.
(Ord. No. 68604, 13, 3-16-2010.)

20.34.020 Deposit required.

A. No such permit may be issued by the Board of Public Service unless, previous to the issuance thereof, the applicant therefor has deposited with the Comptroller the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each lineal foot of such track to be constructed, reconstructed, repaired, maintained or removed from the public street or alley. It is provided, however, that when the deposits by any such applicant have reached the total sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) no additional deposits shall be required from such applicant under this chapter except for the purpose of maintaining such deposit; and provided further, that the deposit of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) by such applicant shall be used as a general fund for the use by the City for the proper construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance of all the tracks of such applicant in the public streets and alleys and for the removal of such tracks and restoration of the streets and alleys upon abandonment of such tracks or discontinuance of the use thereof or revocation of the permits for such tracks.

B. The length of a track shall be the distance along the center line thereof to the mean end of the track. Where a switch or turnout is in the public street or alley, the length of the track shall be taken to the point of switch of the track.
(Ord. No. 68604, 13, 3-16-2010.)

20.34.030 Refund of deposit.

A. The deposit required in Section 20.34.020 shall be refunded to the depositor or permittee upon the completion of the removal of all of the tracks of the permittee and restoration of the public streets and alleys from which such tracks shall have been removed, under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the Director of Streets.

B. In case the removal of tracks and restoration of the public streets and alleys under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the Director of Streets reduces the total lineal feet of tracks remaining in the public streets and alleys to less than the minimum for which a deposit of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) is required, the City shall refund that portion of the deposit in excess of the amount necessary to comply with the requirements of this chapter, that is, the deposit required shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) per lineal foot of track remaining in such public streets and alleys.
(Ord. No. 68604, 13, 3-16-2010.)

20.34.040 Work done by City.

Upon failure of the permittee to properly construct, reconstruct, repair and maintain any of the tracks of the permittee, when notified to do so by the Director of Streets, the Director shall cause the work to be done and the cost thereof certified to the Comptroller who shall charge against the deposit the amount so certified.
(Ord. No. 68604, 13, 3-16-2010.)

20.34.050 Replenishing deposit.

When any portion of the fund required is used by the Director of Streets, in accordance with Section 20.34.040, the permittee, upon written notice from the Director and within thirty days from date of the notice, shall cause to be deposited with the Comptroller the amount so certified. Upon failure by the permittee to comply with the foregoing requirement, the Board of Public Service shall revoke the permit for the track involved, cause the track to be removed from the public street, highway or alley, the street, highway or alley restored and the cost of all the removal and restoration certified to the Comptroller who shall charge the amount so certified against the deposit hereinbefore required.
(Ord. No. 68604, 13, 3-16-2010.)

20.34.060 Existing tracks.

Every railroad track now existing in any public street, highway or alley, and not authorized by ordinance, shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter, upon February 10, 1949, and the Board of Public Service is authorized and directed to notify, in writing, all permittees for the tracks to comply with the requirements of this chapter.
(Ord. No. 68604, 13, 3-16-2010.)

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