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to issue any future permits to the applicant or for work to be done or overseen by said plumber, mechanic or foreman. The city engineer may require that a plat or plan of the work anticipated shall be submitted, and if not so submitted, or if for good reasons not meeting his approval (which reasons shall be endorsed upon said plans), may withhold his permit. All plans submitted may be required by the city engineer to be upon a certain convenient scale and of a material suitable for binding; and all plans, both approved and unapproved, shall be preserved by said engineer in his office. [G. O. No. 369, Sec. 3.
SEC. 4. Fees for permits.-No permit shall be issued unless the applicant shall at the time pay the city engineer the sum of one dollar therefor: Provided, that for permits issued for repairs to sewers, drains, gas or water pipes no charge shall be made. All money received by the city engineer for such permits shall be paid into the city treasury monthly, at which time he shall file with the city auditor a statement in writing of the sums received for the preceding month, giving the date when, and name of person from whom received, and shall take triplicate receipts for said money, one of which shall be filed with the city comptroller, one with the auditor and the other he shall retain. [G. O. No. 369, Sec. 4. Amended G. O. No. 475.
SEC. 5. Application shall state when work to be commenced, work treated as defective, when.— All applications shall state upon the face the time at which work under the permit is intended to be commenced and said permit shall not take effect until such time so stated, in order that an inspector may be on the ground to see that the work is properly done; and should work not be commenced at the time set, the facts shall be reported at once to said engineer and another time appointed for doing the same; and any work done without notice to the city engineer as aforesaid or without inspection by some one duly authorized by him, shall be treated as defective work, and the engineer may require the
same to be uncovered, and if need be, reconstructed at the expense of the applicant, or party to whom the permit was issued. [G. O. No. 369, Sec. 5.
SEC. 6. Penalty for violation of foregoing sections. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the foregoing sections of this ordinance, shall, for each offense, forfeit and pay to the city of St. Joseph, a penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars. [G. O. No. 369, Sec. 6.
SEC. 7. Excavations shall be guarded, how-red lights to be maintained.--Every person who shall make any excavation in any street, alley or other public place in said city, shall cause the same, together with the material taken therefrom or to be used therein, to be so guarded and protected by day and night as to be secure against danger to life or limb and designated by red signal lights as follows: All excavations, however small, together with the material taken therefrom or to be used therein, must be designated by at least one red light, and when the excavation or material is made or placed across the direction of travel, a red light shall be placed at each end of the same, if as much as eight feet in length, and if exceeding sixteen feet in length an intermediate light shall be placed between the two end lights and an additional intermediate light shall be placed for each eight feet of additional length of excavation or material, and when the excavation or material is made or placed in the direction of travel, a red light shall be placed at each end of the same, when as much as twenty feet and less than fifty feet in length, and when exceeding fifty feet in length, one intermediate light shall be placed for each additional fifty feet or fraction thereof, and all red lights shall be lighted at sundown and maintained in position and kept burning till sunrise. And upon the failure of said person so to do, he shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each and every offense, and every hour
the same shall be left ungarded or insecurely guarded shall be deemed a new and distinct offense. [G. O. No. 369, Sec. 7.
SEC. 8. Not to effect ordinance governing sewer work. The passage of this ordinance shall not be held to affect in any manner chapter LXX sections one to twenty-one inclusive, which are hereby declared to apply and affect sewer work only. [G. O. No. 369, Sec. 8.
SEC. 9. Permits for hitching posts and shade trees.-The city engineer upon written application from any property owner, is hereby authorized and directed to issue a permit without fee or charge of any kind or bond, granting permission to such person for the taking up of portions of any sidewalk for the purpose of putting in a hitching post or posts or setting out shade trees, said work to be done under the supervision of the city engineer. [G. O. No. 416, Sec. 1.
SECTION 1. Penalty for injuring streets-pavements. No person shall injure or tear up any pavement, side or crosswalk, or any part thereof, dig any hole, ditch or drain in, or dig or remove any sod, stone, earth, sand or gravel from any street, avenue, alley or public place or ground in this city, without having first obtained from the city engineer written permission; or hinder or obstruct the making or repairing of any public improvement or work ordered by the common
council, or being done under lawful authority for the city, under a penalty, for each offense, of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 72, Sec. 2.
SEC. 2. Excavations to be guarded. Any person who shall, in this city, dig or cause to be dug, any excavation in or adjoining any street, alley or avenue, and shall not cause the same to be so guarded and protected as to be secure against danger to life and limb, shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for every such offense, and to a like fine for every hour the same shall be so left unguarded. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 72, Sec. 3.
SEC. 3. Putting building in street.-No person shall erect or place any building, in whole or in part, upon any street, alley, sidewalk or other public ground within this city, under a penalty of fifty dollars. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 72, Sec. 4.
SEC. 4. Movement of teams.-Whenever, from any cause, any street or alley of the city shall be obstructed by a press of teams attached to vehicles loaded or otherwise, the mayor, any member of the common council, police officer or street commissioner may give such directions in regard to the removal of such teams, vehicles, etc., as in the opinion of such officer may be required by the public convenience; and any person or persons refusing or neglecting to obey such directions, shall forfeit and pay a sum of not less than one dollar nor exceeding twenty dollars, and may be arrested forthwith to answer for such refusal or neglect. [G. O. 1880, Chap. 74, Sec. 6.
SEC. 5. What posts may be erected.-No sign or other posts, except telegraph or lamp posts, (or awning posts as hereinafter provided), shall be erected or placed, or if heretofore erected or placed, shall be permitted to remain in or upon any sidewalk or street, or other public way, under a pen
alty of five dollars, and a like penalty for every day such post shall be allowed to remain after notice to the owner or occupant of the premises from the city engineer to remove the same; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the erection of one and not to exceed two posts in front of each building for the hitching of horses. Every such post so erected shall, if of wood, be not less than four inches in diameter and not to exceed four feet in height, and placed on the outer edge of the sidewalk, close within the curb. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4. Sec. 1.
SEC. 6. Awnings, how erected.—All awnings in this city shall be elevated at least ten feet at the lowest part thereof, above the sidewalk, and securely attached to the building and properly supported, without posts, by iron or other metallic fastenings and supports, or by a rail placed on iron posts erected on the outer edge of the sidewalk close within the curb. Said posts shall be erected only under the direction of the city engineer. Any person who shall erect any awning contrary to the provisions hereof, or refuse or neglect forthwith to remove any awning or awning posts heretofore or hereafter erected, contrary to the provisions hereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty dollars for every offense, and to a like fine for every day he shall fail to comply with a notice after a lapse of five days from the service thereof from the city engineer to remove the same. [R. O. 1888, Chap. 71, Art. 4, Sec. 2.
Obstructions by boxes, etc.-Any person who shall in this city suspend or put up any sign, sign box or other fixture which shall extend over or upon any sidewalk more than fourteen inches from the inside line thereof, or who shall place or cause to be placed on any sidewalk any article whatever so as to obstruct the same, shall be subject to a fine of not less than three dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense, and a like fine for every day such obstruction shall be permitted to remain after the first conviction: Pro