City Code: 625:0

Section 625:00

Section 625 - Paving, Underground Facilities

Section 625:00. Definitions.

Subd. 1. Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the words, combinations of words, terms and phrases, as used in Section 625:00 et seq. shall have the meanings set forth in the subdivisions of this section which follow.

Subd. 2. Streets. The term "street" shall include all streets, avenues and places, or any part thereof, heretofore dedicated, and those streets, avenues and places or parts thereof, which are projected on the overall development map of the City of Owatonna whether or not now dedicated to the public.

Subd. 3. Service Lines. The words "service lines" shall include all branch water, sewer or gas pipes in the streets connecting mains with adjacent property.

Subd. 4. Surfacing. The word "surfacing" or "surfaced" as used herein shall be construed to mean concrete pavement or plant-mixed bituminous surfacing or other similar type of hard surfacing and shall include the term "resurfacing."

Section 625:05. Service and Main Lines Required Before Surfacing. Before any street in this municipality shall be surfaced, all gas, water and sewer pipes and mains, where they can be reasonably constructed, shall be laid therein and connections made with such gas, water and sewer pipes and mains to the front line of each lot abutting on any such street ordered to be surfaced. Where any such abutting property is unplatted, the services shall be stubbed in at reasonable intervals as may be determined from time to time by the Council so as to correspond to future platting and development.

Section 625:10. Services to be Stubbed In. Whenever any street or avenue in this municipality shall be ordered surfaced by the Council, the owners of the property abutting on such street shall put in all necessary connections with the sewer, gas and water mains on such street or avenue to a point specified by the City Engineer between the curb line and lot line of the respective lot and premises abutting on the same.

Section 625:15. Assess Costs, When. In the event any of the owners of lots and premises abutting on any street ordered to be surfaced shall fail to put such branch gas, water and sewers, and make connections with the front line of their premises as herein provided and required within thirty (30) days after notice from the City Engineer so to do, or such additional period of time as may be required by the Council, the Council shall proceed and cause all such branch gas, water and sewer pipes to be put in and connections made and assess the cost thereof against the respective lots and premises properly chargeable with the same as a part of the total improvement.

Section 625:20. Backfilling Required. All such branch gas, water and sewer lines shall be constructed in accordance with the specifications and requirements of the City and the excavations shall be backfilled so as to prevent settlement to the satisfaction of the City Engineer.

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