The term driveway as used herein shall mean any driveway entering any street from private property.

(Code 1975, 20-301)

Requirements for curb cutting for driveways shall be as follows:

(a)   Any person, firm or corporation desiring to cut or remove any curb or desiring to construct a driveway entrance from any street to any private premises or lots, shall first make application for and receive a permit therefor. Such application shall be in writing and be made upon a form as supplied at the office of the city clerk. Such application shall contain information showing the location, grade and dimensions of the curb cut proposed or shall show the type of construction, location and width of the driveway desired. If the application is approved by the city engineer, the city clerk shall authorize the issuance of the permit applied for upon the payment of a permit fee of $30, subject to the exceptions set forth in subsection (b) of this section.

(b)   Whenever no cutting of the curb is required, the permit fee for the construction of a driveway only shall be $15; provided, however, that the payment of any of the fees as prescribed in this section shall be waived if the permit is applied for and issued at the time a building permit is applied for and issued for the construction of a new building requiring a driveway at the same address and is constructed in accordance with section 20-304.

(Ord. 3596, Sec. 3; Ord. 4786-11, Sec. 2)

All work done under the permits issued in compliance with this article shall be done under the direction and supervision of the city engineer. The city engineer is authorized to make such rules and regulations and specifications with respect to materials, design standards and method of construction of such driveways.

(Code 1975, 20-303)

It shall be the duty of any person, firm or corporation having a permit for the cutting or removal of any curb when it is desired to construct any driveway entrance to any private premises or lots, to construct or reconstruct any entrance in accordance with the plans and specifications therefor within six months after the date of issuance of such permit. No entrance shall block or impede the free flow of water along the gutter or drainage ditch and no such entrance shall be constructed above the grade level or drainage course; Provided, That any driveway entrance hereinafter constructed that abuts upon a drainage ditch or an unimproved street shall have a culvert pipe installed of such size and design as shall be determined by the city engineer, the cost and installation of such culvert pipe to be at the owner’s expense.

(Code 1975, 20-304)

Nothing in this article will be so construed as to prohibit the backfill of excavations, repair and replacement of surfaces in the performance of street, sewer and waterline and other improvement projects under the direction of the city engineer.

(Code 1975, 20-305)

Any person violating any of the provisions of this article, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not less than $10 nor more than $100 for each offense, and each and every day that any of the terms, conditions or provisions of this article are not complied with shall be considered a separate offense.

(Code 1975, 20-306)