The building inspector or his or her authorized designee shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of this article and appointment of an inspector in accordance with sections 4-204:209 of this chapter, which apply in a like manner to this article.
No person, firm or corporation shall move, haul, or transport any house, building, derrick, or other structure of the height when loaded for movement of 16 feet or more from the surface of the highway, road, street or alley, or a width of eight feet or more or which cannot be moved at a speed of four miles per hour or faster, upon, across or over any street, alley or sidewalk in this city without first obtaining a permit therefor.
(K.S.A. 17-1914; Code 2007)
All applications for permits required under the provisions of this article shall be made in writing to the city clerk specifying the day and hour said moving is to commence and the route through the city’s streets over which the house, building, derrick or other structure shall be moved and stating whether it will be necessary to cut and move, raise, or in any way interfere with any wires, cables or other aerial equipment of any public or municipally-owned utility, and if so, the application shall also state the name of the public or municipally-owned utility, and the time and location that the applicant’s moving operations shall necessitate the cutting, moving, raising or otherwise interfering with such aerial facilities.
(K.S.A. 17-1915; Code 1960, 13-402; Code 1991, 14-402)
A public liability insurance policy issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Kansas, in the amount of $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident as to personal injury, and $50,000 property damage may be permitted in lieu of a bond.
Before any permit to move any house or structure is given under the provisions of this article, the applicant shall pay a fee of $20.00 to the city clerk, which shall be deposited to the general fund of the city; plus the additional cost for the time for any city crews involved in such moving.
(Ord. 535, Code 2007)
The provisions of sections 4- 219:225 of this chapter shall apply in a like manner to this article.
The city clerk shall, upon filing of the above application, refer the same to the chief building official or his or her authorized designee to check the proposed route and determine if it is practical to move such house or other structure over the route proposed. If it shall appear that such route is not practical and another route may be used equally well with less danger to street and travel, then he or she may designate such other route as the one to be used arid shall notify the applicant of the same. The building official may also require the planking of any street, bridge or culvert or any part thereof to prevent damage thereto. It shall also be the duty of the chief building official or his or her authorized designee to inspect the progress of moving any house or other structure to see that the same is being moved in accordance with the provisions of this article.
(a) Upon issuance of a moving permit the applicant shall give not less than 15 days written notice to any person owning or operating any wires, cables or other aerial equipment along the proposed route of the intent to move the structure, giving the time and location that the applicants moving operation shall necessitate the cutting, moving, raising or interfering of any wires, cables or other aerial equipment.
(b) The notice provision of subsection (a) shall not apply where the person owning or operating any wires, cables or other aerial equipment has waived their right to advance notice.
(c) Should the moving operation be delayed, the applicant shall give the owner or his or her agent not less than 24 hours advance notice of the actual operation.
(K.S.A. 17-1916; Code 1990; 14-403)
(a) It shall be the duty of the person or the city owning or operating such poles or wires after service of notice as provided herein, to furnish competent lineman or workmen to remove such poles, or raise or cut such wires as will be necessary to facilitate the moving of such house or structure. The necessary expense which is incurred thereby shall be paid by the holder of the moving permit.
(b) The owner of any wires, cables or other aerial equipment, after service of notice as provided in section 4-508, shall be liable to the permit holder for damages in an amount not to exceed $100.00 per day for each day the owner shall fail or refuse to accommodate the permit holder’s moving operations.
(K.S.A. 17-1917; Code 2007)
It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in moving any house or other structure to raise, cut or in any way interfere with any wires or poles bearing wires or any other aerial equipment.
(K.S.A. 17-1918; Code 2007)
It shall be the duty of any person moving any of the structures mentioned in this article upon or across any street, alley or sidewalk or other public place, in this city, to display red lanterns thereon in such a manner as to show the extreme height and width thereof from sunset to sunrise.
(Code 1960, 13-405; Code 1991, 14-405)
No person shall trim or cut any shade trees for the purpose of allowing any building to pass through or upon any street, avenue or alley or lands within the city without doing so with the consent and under the direction of the owner of said trees and the governing body.
No person, firm or corporation 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 provided in this article; then, only competent and experienced workmen shall be employed in such work, and in such case the necessary and reasonable expense shall be paid by the owners of the poles and the wires handled. The work shall be done in a careful and workmanlike manner, and the said poles and wires shall be promptly replaced and the damages thereto properly repaired.
(Code 1960, 13-407; Code 1991, 14-407)