CHAPTER 16
PUBLIC PROPERTY, UTILITIES AND SERVICES

ARTICLE 1
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

Section 16-1-1. Alteration of Street Improvements.

(a)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or local entity other than the City of Northglenn to construct, reconstruct, repair, alter, remove, or grade any sidewalk, curb-walk, curb-cut, gutter, driveway or street on the public streets of the City of Northglenn, except when:

(1)

Such construction, reconstruction repair, alteration, removal or grading is authorized by an official permit issued by the Department of Public Works; and

(2)

Such construction, reconstruction, repair, alteration, removal or grading is performed in compliance with the provisions and conditions of such official permit and the applicable provisions of the street specification adopted by Article 8 of Chapter 16 of the Municipal Code.

(b)

An applicant for a permit hereunder shall file with the Department of Public Works an application showing:

(1)

Name and address of the owner, or agent in charge of the property abutting the proposed work area;

(2)

Name and address of the party performing the work;

(3)

Location of the work area;

(4)

Attached plans showing details of the proposed alteration;

(5)

Estimated cost of the alteration;

(6)

Such other information as the Department of Public Works shall find reasonably necessary to the determination of whether a permit should be issued hereunder.

(c)

Any person, firm, corporation or local entity required to obtain a permit under this Section shall be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the work performed by it pursuant to the permit for a period of one (1) year commencing from the date of completion of the work. Should the holder of the permit fail to perform any such repair or maintenance, or fail to complete the work the City of Northglenn may perform the necessary repair, maintenance or complete the work in which case the holder of the permit shall be responsible financially for the actual cost thereof, including five (5) percent for inspection, a minimum fee of fifty dollars ($50.00), and other incidental costs in connection therewith, and for all costs incurred by the City in collecting such costs, including attorney fees and Court costs. In the alternative the City may proceed against any bond required by paragraph (d) of this Section.

(d)

The following bonds shall accompany an application for a permit hereunder:

(1)

In cases where the estimated cost of the project shall exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) the Department of Public Works shall require a maintenance and construction bond to be filed with the application for a permit hereunder in an amount equal to one-half of the estimated cost of the project and conditioned that such work shall be performed and completed in compliance with the provisions and conditions of the permit and the applicable provisions of the street specifications adopted by Article 8 of Chapter 16 of the Municipal Code, and that the work performed will be repaired and maintained for a period of one year commencing from the date of completion of the work.

(2)

The Department of Public Works shall have the authority to require an applicant hereunder to file a bond conditioned to protect and save harmless the City from all claims for damages or injury to other persons by reason of the work performed.

(3)

Agencies of the City of Northglenn will be exempt from posting any bond.

(e)

All operations for which a permit is granted hereunder shall be under the direction and supervision of the Department of Public Works.

(f)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to install, construct or affix in or upon any gutter in the City any structure, fixture or appliance which impedes, obstructs or prevents the flow of storm drainage through such gutter, without first obtaining the written authorization of the Department of Public Works.

(g)

Violations of the provisions of this Section 16-1-1 of the Municipal Code shall be punished by a fine of not more than the amount set forth in Section 1-1-10(a)(2) of this Code.

[Source: Ord. 622, 1981; 1659, 2013]

Section 16-1-2. Removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks.

(a)

Every person, partnership, corporation, jointstock company or syndicate in charge or control of any building, or lot of land within the City fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, snow and ice from so much of said sidewalk as is in front of or abuts on said building or lot of land, within forty-eight (48) hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain.

(b)

In the event snow and ice on a sidewalk has become so hard that it cannot be removed without likelihood of damage to the sidewalk, the person or entity charged with its removal shall, within forty-eight (48) hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain, cause enough sand or other abrasive to be put on the sidewalk to make travel thereon reasonably safe, and shall then, as soon thereafter as weather permits, cause said sidewalk to be thoroughly cleaned.

(c)

As used in this Section 16-1-2, the term "sidewalk" means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for the use of pedestrians.

[Source: Ord. 1396, 2005]

Section 16-1-3. Violations -- Penalty. Violations of Section 16-1-2 shall be punished upon conviction as follows:

(a)

For a first violation - a fine of up to one hundred dollars ($100.00);

(b)

For a second violation in any thirty-six (36) month period, a minimum mandatory fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00);

(c)

For third violation in any thirty-six (36) month period, a minimum mandatory fine of three hundred dollars ($300.00).

[Source: Ord. 1396, 2005]

Section 16-1-4. Notice and Removal--Nuisance.

(a)

The existence of snow and ice on sidewalks in the City of Northglenn, in violation of the provisions of Section 16-1-2 of this ordinance, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.

(b)

Whenever an officer charged with the duty of enforcing this ordinance shall have knowledge of conditions in violation of Section 16-1-2 of this ordinance, but no person can be found in or upon the building or lot of land fronting or abutting on the sidewalk upon which such conditions exist, such conditions constituting a nuisance may be abated without notice under the provisions of Section 9-11-10 of the Municipal Code, at the expense of the owner of such building or lot of land.

(c)

Whenever any condition constituting a nuisance under the provisions of this section shall be found in existence more than twenty-four (24) hours after delivery of any notice, or notification` thereof to a person or entity charged with its removal, such nuisance may be abated without notice under the provisions of Section 9-11-10 of the Municipal Code, at the expense of the person or entity charged with removal of snow and ice.

[Source: Ord. 906, 1988]

Section 16-1-5. Deposit of Snow and Ice in Public Roadway. In commercial zones C-O, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4 and C-5, and in industrial zones I-1 and I-2 in the City, it shall be unlawful to remove any snow and ice from any parking lot, public sidewalk, private walk, private road or private driveway, and deposit or dump the same upon or into a public street, road, or highway.

[Source: Ord. 571, 1980]

Section 16-1-6. Violations--Penalty. Violations of Section 16-1-5 shall be punishable as provided in Section 1-1-10(a)(2) of this Code.

[Source: Ord. 571, 1980; 1659, 2013]