It shall be unlawful for any person to move, haul or transport any house, dwelling or other structure of a height of 10 feet or more, or a width of 12 feet or more, upon or across any street, alley or sidewalk in this city without first obtaining a permit to do so as hereinafter provided.

(Ord. 589, Sec. 1)

All applications for permits to move houses, buildings or other structures as mentioned herein shall be made to the city clerk specifying the time to commence and the route through the city’s streets over which the house, building or structure shall be moved.

(Ord. 589, Sec. 1)

The application shall be accompanied by a permit fee of $50.00 which shall be deposited to the credit of the general fund.

(Ord. 589, Sec. 1) I

(a)   Upon issuance of a moving permit the applicant shall give not less than 15 days written notice to any person owning or operating any wires, cables or other aerial equipment along the proposed route of the intent to move the structure, giving the time and location that the applicants moving operation shall necessitate the culling, moving, raising, or interfering of any wires, cables or other aerial equipment.

(b)   The notice provision of subsection (a) shall not apply where the person owning or operating any wires, cables or other aerial equipment has waived their right to advance notice.

(c)   Should the moving operation be delayed, the applicant shall give the owner or his or her agent not less than 24 hours advance notice of the actual operation.

(K.S.A. 17-1916; Code 1988)

(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 section 4-504, 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 1988)