Chapter 13. Public Works
Sec. 13-32. Sidewalk construction and repair.
(1) Statutes adopted by reference. The provisions of § 66.0907Wis. Stats. are hereby adopted by reference, except that abutting property owners shall be responsible for 100 percent of the cost of construction and/or repair of sidewalks. The city shall be responsible for 100 percent of the cost of construction and/or repair of curb ramps and crosswalks.
(a) Minor Repairs. If the cost of repairs of any sidewalk in front of or adjacent to any parcel of land does not exceed the sum of $100, the City Engineer may immediately repair the sidewalk, and charge the cost of the repair to the owner of the lot or parcel of land as provided in this ordinance and the provisions of § 66.0907Wis. Stats.
(b) Notice for Minor Repairs. A notice shall be sent to the owner of the parcel of land stating the city's intent to make minor non-emergency repairs. If the owner of a parcel of land chooses not to utilize the city's method for minor repairs the parcel owner shall notify the City Engineer in writing within ten business days of the day the notice is sent. Emergency repairs shall not require a written notice.
(2) Policy established. The board of public works shall establish a policy governing the installation and repair of sidewalks. The city engineer shall administer such policy.
(3) Permit required. No person shall engage in or carry on the business of constructing or repairing concrete sidewalks in the City of Marshfield unless a permit therefor has first been obtained by the owner, or the owner's agent, from the building services supervisor, as provided in section 15-02 of this Code. The term "business" means the constructing or repair of such sidewalks for compensation. Minor repairs made by the property owner shall not require a permit as determined by the building services supervisor and the city engineer.
(4) Bond required. No person shall engage in or carry on the business of constructing or repairing concrete sidewalks in the City of Marshfield without first filing in the office of the city clerk a bond or other such surety as may be approved by the city attorney and the director of public works in the sum of $10,000.00. Such bond shall be executed by the contractor as principal and by a surety company to be approved by the city attorney. The bond shall require that for a term of one year from the date of such sidewalk construction or repair, the contractor will properly replace and repair any defective work which may be discovered and pay all damages sustained by any person thereby. Such bond shall include a provision that it shall not be cancelled without at least 30 days' written notice to the city of such proposed cancellation.
(5) Insurance required. Sidewalk contractors shall provide proof of public liability insurance by filing, with the city engineer, a certificate of insurance. Such certificate shall be subject to review by the city attorney. If, in the opinion of the city attorney, the contractor's insurance is not adequate for the sidewalk work contemplated, permits may be denied. The City of Marshfield shall be named as "additional insured" on such insurance certificate. The contractor will indemnify and save harmless the City of Marshfield from all accidents and damages caused by any negligence in the construction or repair of any sidewalks, or by any unfaithful, imperfect or inadequate work on the part of such contractor, including any failure to erect and maintain sufficient barriers or lights at the place where sidewalks are being constructed by the contractor to guard against injury to persons passing upon the street and any failure to promptly remove all tools, implements, refuse and unused materials from such street after the completion of the work.
(Code 1982, § 8.02; Ord. No. 1102, § 1, 6-26-2007)
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