AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 136.09 AND 136.10

OF THE PRINCETON MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROVIDE FOR

CHANGED SIDEWALK REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION

THEREOF

 

Be it Enacted by the City Council of the City of Princeton, Iowa:

Section one. Section 136.09 (2) A) of the municipal code is hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor (with the remainder of the section unchanged, except as otherwise noted in this ordinance):

                136.09 (2) (A) If one-course construction is not possible, concrete terminations shall be bonded by one half inch (1/2”) diameter rebar drilled or poured in place. It shall be inserted at least (1) times the thickness of the poured concrete for depth of drilled pocket. The rebar shall be pinned into the established hard concrete and protruding into the “new” pour at least two (2) times the thickness to allow adequate bonding and minimize shifting of the joint.

 

Section two.  Section 136.09 (5) (c) of the municipal code is hereby deleted (with the remaining portions of the section unchanged except as otherwise noted in this ordinance) and the following substituted therefor:

                136.09 (5) (c) Driveway areas shall not be less than six (6) inches in thickness. The sidewalk area where the driveway crosses shall be surrounded by expansion joints, and shall be a separate pour, with a minimum one percent (1%) and a maximum two percent (2%) side slope toward the street.

Section three. Section 135.09 is hereby amended by ADDING a new section 12 as follows (with the balance of the section unchanged except as provided in this ordinance):

                136.09.12  Expansion or isolations joints:

A.      Shall be installed at a minimum of every one hundred (100) linier feet of continuous concrete.

B.      Shall be installed at each abutting property line.

C.      Shall be installed when abutting any cured concrete.

 

Section four. Section 136.10 of the municipal code is hereby deleted in its entirety and the following substituted therefor:

                136.10 Inspection. The Council or its duly authorized agent shall have full power to inspect the construction, repair and maintenance of all sidewalks and shall have the authority to authorize and approve exceptions to the sidewalk standards in Section 136.09 and to cause the issuance of a permit in accordance with Section 136.08, including exceptions. The authority of the Council or its duly authorized agent shall not be questioned by any person, firm or corporation constructing or repairing the sidewalk. A pre-pour inspection must occur prior to the pour, and a post-pour inspection must occur within 48 hours of the pour or the pour may be summarily rejected and required to be removed.

 

Section five. Full Force and Effect. This ordinance shall be deemed in full force and effect upon the date of publication as required by law.

Section six. Repealer. This ordinance shall be deemed to repeal and ordinance in conflict herewith.

Section seven.  Severability. In the event a court of competent jurisdiction finally decides this ordinance to be in violation of law, it is the intent of the council that such portion of the offending ordinance be stricken, and the balance continue in full force and effect.

Section eight. Penalty. Any violation of this ordinance shall subject the offender to the penalty provisions of Section 1.14 of the Code.

 

Passed First reading: May 12, 2016

Passed Second Reading: Waived on May 12, 2016

Passed Third Reading: Waived on May 12, 2016

Approved and Adopted this 12th day of May, 2016.

 

 

____________________________

Roger Woomert, Mayor

 

                                                                                                                Attest:     ___________________________

                                                                                                                                 Katie Tolley, City Clerk/Treasurer