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Chapter 15. Buildings and Building Regulations

Sec. 15-09. Council action and notification of utilities, police and fire department for moving buildings.

(1) A public hearing shall have been held before the council on the proposed relocation of a building. A notice of the public hearing shall be published as a class I display advertisement in the official class I newspaper a minimum of one week before the council meeting at which the hearing is scheduled. The notice shall state the type of structure proposed to be moved, its present location, the location to which it is proposed to be moved, and the date and time of the hearing. No hearing shall be held until the costs of such hearing have been paid for in advance by the person requesting the relocation.

  1. No public hearing or council permission shall be required for residential accessory buildings which are no more than 81/2 feet in width, no more than 20 feet in length and no more than 131/2 feet in loaded height. A building permit shall be required to move this type of structure. The haulee must comply with all applicable traffic and vehicle codes as specified in chapters 347 and 348 Wis. Stats.
  2. No public hearing or council permission shall be required for any residential accessory building which is used for storage of not more than two motor vehicles; however, all other requirements of section 15-05 through this section and all applicable traffic and vehicle codes as specified in chapters 347 and 348 Wis. Stats. shall apply.

(2) The building services supervisor shall immediately notify any public utility, whose lines or poles may be interfered with, of the application. Such utility shall take any steps necessary to permit the building to be moved without damage to its lines and poles. The building services supervisor shall also notify the police department and the fire department of the application, and if the chief of police deems it necessary, a police escort shall accompany the building when it is moved. Upon completion of the moving, the director of public works shall inspect the route and report to the building services supervisor any damage caused to the above-described property, and the estimated cost of repairing the property. All claims shall be submitted to the mover's insurance company for payment. No cash deposit as required in section 15-07 of this Code shall be returned to the mover or applicant until all insurance claims are satisfied. Upon settlement of all such damage claims, the building services supervisor shall release the balance of the deposit, if any. The applicant shall be liable for any such costs or damages exceeding the deposit.

(3) Application for a permit to move a building shall be made upon proper forms furnished by the City of Marshfield Building Services Division. Application for a moving permit for a dwelling or nonresidential structure shall be made at least 30 days prior to the proposed moving date. Application for a moving permit for residential garages and other residential accessory buildings shall be made at least five days prior to the proposed moving date.

(Code 1982, 14.12)

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