CHAPTER XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKSCHAPTER XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS\ARTICLE 1. SIDEWALKS

That all sidewalks, curbs, landings, gutters and private driveways cutting through or passing over curbs and sidewalks constructed within the City shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws and shall be of concrete, unless otherwise ordered by the governing body of the City, and shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions contained herein, and any reasonable rules and regulations recommended by the City and adopted by the City governing body. The construction plan must be submitted to the City and approved prior to the construction or demolition of any sidewalk, and the permit from the City must be obtained prior to the construction or demolition of any sidewalk.

(Ord. 386; Ord. 785; Code 2017)

Whenever there is an existing sidewalk within the block where a sidewalk is being constructed, the new sidewalk shall be connected with the existing sidewalk. The sidewalk shall be placed in the location of the previous sidewalk or at the curb line or abutting the property line. In no case, shall a permit be issued for a property owner to place the sidewalk over a City water main.

(Ord. 785; Code 2017)

All sidewalks shall be constructed according to the standards set forth on "Exhibit A", attached hereto and made a part hereof by the reference.

(Ord. 386; Ord. 785; Code 2017)

The City Superintendent or his designee shall review the site and determine if construction standards, location, materials and conditions are satisfactory, and if the existing sidewalk should be removed. The landowner or agent shall notify the City Superintendent when the concrete is to be poured, so that a representative of the City may be present. The applicant or landowner shall be responsible for filling and restoring the ground around the site of the removal and replacement of the sidewalk.

(Ord. 785; Code 2017)

The landowner or its agent responsible for the violation or failure to comply with the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished upon conviction thereof by a fine of $10.00 per day for each day of non-compliance, up to a maximum fine of $1000.00. Any fine imposed herein and not paid by the 30th day of November of the year assessed shall be placed upon the tax rolls of the City of Bucklin and Ford County and shall become a lien against the subject real estate until paid as provided by law.

(Ord. 386; Ord. 785; Code 2017)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any owner, owners, occupants, builders or contractors to remove any curb or gutter from the streets of Bucklin, Kansas, for the installation of driveways, walks or repairing without first securing a permit from the Governing Body of the said city.

(b)   Any curb or gutter as above outlined in subsection (a) must be replaced in whole sections to match as nearly as possible existing curb and gutter. Any black top removed or torn out must be replaced, fill must be tamped and sealed with regular road oil.

(c)   When any such owner, owners, occupants, builders or contractors, removing or replacing any curb or gutter in said city, shall refuse to comply with subsection (a) and (b) within 10 days after being notified by the City Marshall or Street Commissioner of said City; then the Street Commissioner of said City shall cause such work to be done and shall report the costs thereof to the Board of Council men of said City at its next meeting. If the report be approved by said board, the city clerk of said City, shall certify such amounts and costs to the County Clerk of the County of Ford, in the State of Kansas, who shall place such amounts on the tax roll as special tax against such lots or parts of ground, and shall collect the same in the same manner as other taxes are collected.

(Ord. 508; Code 2017)