CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 6. MOVING BUILDINGS

The public officer, or his or her authorized designee shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of this article and appointment of an inspector in accordance with sections 4 204:209 of this chapter, which apply in a like manner to this article.

(Code 2007)

No person, firm or corporation shall move, haul, or transport any house, building, derrick, or other structure of the height when loaded for movement of 16 feet or more from the surface of the highway, road, street or alley, or a width of eight feet or more or which cannot be moved at a speed of four miles per hour or faster, upon, across or over any street, alley or sidewalk in this city without first obtaining a permit therefore.

(K.S.A. 17-1914; Code 2007)

All applications for permits required under the provisions of this article shall be made in writing to the city clerk specifying the day and hour said moving is to commence and the route through the city’s streets over which the house, building, derrick or other structure shall be moved and stating whether it will be necessary to cut and move, raise, or in any way interfere with any wires, cables or other aerial equipment of any public or municipally-owned utility, and if so, the application shall also state the name of the public or municipally-owned utility, and the time and location that the applicant’s moving operations shall necessitate the cutting, moving, raising or otherwise interfering with such aerial facilities.

(K.S.A. 17-1915; Code 2007)

(a)   It shall be the duty of any person at the time of making application for a permit as provided in this article to give a good and sufficient surety bond to the city, to be approved by the governing body, indemnifying the city against any loss or damage resulting from the failure of any such person to comply with the provisions of this article or for any damage or injury caused in moving any such house or structure.  The bond herein shall be in the sum of $5,000, or cash may be deposited in lieu of such surety bond. 

(b)   A public liability insurance policy issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Kansas, in the amount of $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident as to personal injury, and $50,000 property damage may be permitted in lieu of a bond.  

(Code 2007)

Before any permit to move any house or structure is given under the provisions of this article, the applicant shall pay a fee of not less than $35.00 to the city clerk; plus the additional cost for the time for any city crews involved in such moving.

(Code 2007)

The provisions of sections 4-219:225 of this chapter shall apply in a like manner to this article.

(Code 2007)

(a)   It shall be the duty of the person or the city owning or operating such poles or wires after service of notice as provided herein, to furnish competent lineman or workmen to remove such poles, or raise or cut such wires as will be necessary to facilitate the moving of such house or structure.  The necessary expense which is incurred thereby shall be paid by the holder of the moving permit.

(b)   The owner of any wires, cables or other aerial equipment, after service of notice as provided in this article, shall be liable to the permit holder for damages in an amount not to exceed $100.00 per day for each day the owner shall fail or refuse to accommodate the permit holder’s moving operations.

(K.S.A. 17-1917; Code 2007)

It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in moving any house or other structure to raise, cut or in any way interfere with any wires or poles bearing wires or any other aerial equipment.

(K.S.A. 17-1918; Code 2007)