CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 7. MOVING BUILDINGS

It shall be unlawful for any person to move, haul or transport, any house, building, derrick or other structure of the height of 16 feet or over, or of a width of 15 feet or more upon, across or over any street or alley in this city without first obtaining a permit therefor as hereinafter provided.

(Code 1985)

All applications for permits to move houses, buildings, derricks or other structures mentioned in section 4-701 shall be made in writing to the city clerk specifying the day and hour the moving is to commence and the route thru the city's streets over which the building or structure shall be moved. If it shall be necessary to cut down and move, raise or in any manner interfere with any wires or poles, the application shall state the name of the owners of the wires and poles, the time and place, when and where the removal of the poles and the cutting, raising, or otherwise interfering with the wires will be necessary.

(Code 1985)

Before a permit to move any house, building, derrick or other structure is granted under the provisions of this article, the applicant for the permit shall pay to the city clerk the sum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) therefor, which shall be deposited to the credit of the general fund of the city. The fee for any reinspection required by the building inspector shall be Twenty Dollars ($20.00).

(Ord. 2007-5, Sec. 5)

The city clerk shall upon the filing of such application, give not less than 24 hours' written notice to the person, firm or corporation owning or operating such wires or poles or to their agents, of the time and place, when and where the removal of the poles, or the cutting, raising or otherwise interfering with the wires shall be necessary.

(Code 1985)

It shall be the duty of the person, firm or corporation owning or operating the poles or wires after service of notice, as required in section 4-704 to furnish competent workmen or linemen to remove such poles or raise or cut such wires, as will be necessary to facilitate the moving of such house, building, derrick or other structure. The necessary expense which is incurred thereby shall be paid by the holder of the moving permit.

(Code 1985)

No person engaged in moving any house, building, derrick or other structure shall raise, cut or in any way interfere with any such poles or wires unless the persons or authorities owning or having-control of the same shall refuse to do so after having been notified as required in section 4-704 and then only by competent workmen as specified in section 4-704. In such case the necessary and reasonable expense shall be paid by the owners of the poles and wires handled and the poles and wires shall be promptly replaced and the damages thereto promptly repaired.

(Code 1985)

It shall be the duty of the building inspector, from time to time, to inspect the progress of moving of any building, house or other structure and to see that the house, building or other structure is being moved in accordance with the provisions of this article.

(Code 1985)

It shall be the duty of any person, firm or corporation moving any of the structures mentioned in section 4-701 to display red lanterns thereon in such a manner as to show the extreme height and width thereof from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise.

(Code 1985)

The council may require any person at the time of making application for a permit as provided in section 4-701 to execute in the favor of the city a good and sufficient surety bond indemnifying the city against any loss or damage suit resulting from the failure of such person to comply with the provisions of this article or from their negligence. The amount of the surety bond shall be determined by the city council.

(Code 1985)