City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
Subd. 2. Prohibited Work. Except in an emergency, and with the approval of the city, no right of way obstruction or excavation may be done when seasonally prohibited or when conditions are unreasonable for such work.
Subd. 3. Interference with Right of Way. A permittee shall not so obstruct a right of way that the natural free and clear passage of water through the gutters or other waterways shall be interfered with. Private vehicles of those doing work in the right of way may not be parked within or next to a permit area, unless parked in conformance with city parking regulations. The loading or unloading of trucks must be done solely within the defined permit area unless specifically authorized by the permit.
Subd. 4. Trenchless excavation. As a condition of all applicable permits, permittees employing trenchless excavation methods, including but not limited to Horizontal Directional Drilling, shall follow all requirements set forth in Minn. Stat. ch. 216D and Minn. R., ch. 7560 and shall require potholing or open cutting over existing underground utilities before excavating, as determined by the director.
Sec. 1.18. Denial or Revocation of Permit.
Subd. 1. Reasons for Denial. The city may deny a permit for failure to meet the requirements and conditions of this chapter or if the city determines that the denial is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public or when necessary to protect the right of way and its current use.
Subd. 2. Procedural Requirements. The denial or revocation of a permit must be made in writing and must document the basis for the denial. The city must notify the applicant or right-of-way user in writing within three business days of the decision to deny or revoke a permit. If an application is denied, the right-of-way user may address the reasons for denial identified by the city and resubmit its application. If the application is resubmitted within 30 days of receipt of the notice of denial, no additional application fee shall be imposed. The city must approve or deny the resubmitted application within 30 days after submission.
Sec. 1.19. Installation Requirements.
The excavation, backfilling, patching and restoration, and all other work performed in the right of way shall be done in conformance with Minn. R. 7819.1100 and 7819.5000 and other applicable local requirements, in so far as they are not inconsistent with the Minn. Stat., §§ 237.162 and 237.163. Installation of service laterals shall be performed in accordance with Minn. R., ch 7560 and these ordinances. Service lateral installation is further subject to those requirements and conditions set forth by the city in the applicable permits and/or agreements referenced in Section 1.23 subd. 2 of this ordinance.
Sec. 1.20. Inspection.