Article II. Streets  


§ 18-26. Obstructing.
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No person shall within the city place any obstruction in or on any public street or sidewalk, lane or walk, until such person shall have first applied for and obtained from the city manager a permit for such purpose.

(Code 1962, § 15-63)

§ 18-27. Supervision.
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No street shall be constructed without permission first having been obtained from the city and all work shall be under the direct supervision of the public works department and the building department.

(Code 1962, § 21-1)

§ 18-28. Construction specifications.
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All streets, curbs and gutters within the corporate limits of the city shall be designed in accordance with the current edition of Roadway and Traffic Design Standards as promulgated by the state department of transportation and as amended from time to time. The minimum design base shall consist of six (6) inches of base materials with one and one-half (1½) inches of asphalt and minimum standards for subbase stabilization. Installation of roadways shall be in accordance with the current edition of Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction as promulgated by the state department of transportation and as amended from time to time. All adjacent roadways will match. Attachments to department of transportation right-of-ways shall be approved by the state department of transportation prior to issuance of permits by the city building official.

(Code 1962, § 21-1)

§ 18-29. Assessments for paving.
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(a) All lots having front footage shall be assessed at one-third (1/3) of the paving assessment.

(b) All side or rear lots which extend through from one (1) street to another shall be assessed at one-half (½) of one-third (1/3) of the paving assessment.

(c) Duplexes on corner lots and facing both streets shall be assessed at one-third (1/3) of the paving assessment on both streets.

(d) Frontage of undeveloped lots shall be assessed on the frontage as per the plat as recorded in the public records.

(e) Developed lots which actually face other than as laid out per the plat shall be assessed in the manner in which the building faces.

(Code 1962, § 21-1.1)

§ 18-30. Renaming of city streets.
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(a) Streets ineligible for renaming. No street bearing an historic family name shall be considered eligible for renaming.

(b) Procedure for renaming.

(1) A proposal to rename a street must be presented by a city commissioner at a regularly scheduled commission meeting. If there is consensus among the commissioners to consider the proposal to rename a street, a public hearing shall be scheduled that allows a minimum of thirty (30) days notice to the public that such proposal will be considered.

(2) A notice of the time, date and place of the public hearing to consider a street renaming shall be advertised in the non-legal section of a newspaper of general circulation in the community at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of such public hearing.

(3) A notice of the time, date and place of the public hearing to consider a street renaming shall be delivered to each business and residence with an address on the subject street at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of such public hearing. The notice may be delivered by mail or by door-hanger.

(4) If the proposal to rename a street is approved by the city commission, the request shall be forwarded to the applicable Polk County agency for final approval.

(5) If all required approvals are granted, the city manager or his designee shall notify the U.S. Postal Service of the change in street name and replace street signs as necessary.

(Ord. No. 2003-12, § 1, 5-6-03)