Chapter 15.08   MUNICIPAL PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS

Sections:


15.08.010   Engineering design and construction standards manual adopted.

A.

The city hereby adopts a written set of guidelines and construction standards for public works projects within the city that affect public roads, water systems, and sewers, to be known as the City of Black Diamond Engineering Guidelines And Construction Standards. This written set of guidelines and standards may be amended annually or more often as needed by the public works director in coordination with the public works committee. Such amendments shall become effective upon being made by the director and shall not require review and separate approval by the city council, provided, whenever a section of the Guidelines and Construction Standards is amended, there shall be indicated at the end of the amended section the most recent date of amendment so as to provide notice that a change has occurred.

B.

The city adopts by reference the most recent version of the American Public Works Association Standard Specifications for Municipal Public Works Construction and any future amendments thereto. Should any conflict exist between the APWA Standard Specifications and the city of Black Diamond Engineering Guidelines and Construction Standards, the Construction Standards shall control. Where disagreement occurs over the proper application of the APWA Standard Specifications and the Construction Standards, the public works director shall interpret the APWA Standard Specifications and the Construction Standards and make a determination.

(Ord. 362 § 1, 1987)

(Ord. No. 915, § 3, 6-25-2009)

15.08.020   Copies available for inspection.

Copies of the American Public Works Association Standard Specifications for Municipal Public Works Construction and of the current Engineering Guidelines and Construction Standards Manual shall be available to the public for review on the city's website, at the city's public works department, and at the city clerk's office. Copies may be purchased on electronic disc format at the cost indicated on the city's official fee schedule.

(Ord. 362 § 2, 1987)

(Ord. No. 915, § 4, 6-25-2009)

15.08.030   Construction to be in accordance with adopted specifications.

All repairs to public works, or new public works construction, shall be performed in accordance with the APWA Standard Specifications and the city's Engineering Design and Construction Standards Manual, and all amendments thereto.

(Ord. 362 § 3, 1987)

(Ord. No. 915, § 5, 6-25-2009)

15.08.040   Public works director—Enforcement responsibility.

The public works director of the city, or his or her designee, is authorized and empowered to enforce the provisions contained within the American Public Works Association Standard Specifications for Municipal Public Works Construction and in the city's Engineering Design and Construction Standards Manual on all public works repairs and new construction.

(Ord. 362 § 4, 1987)

(Ord. No. 915, § 6, 6-25-2009)

15.08.050   Failure to comply.

Any party failing to comply with the specifications set forth in this chapter on public works construction shall be subject to the general penalty provisions of the municipal code and may also be required, at the discretion of the city, to bring the project into compliance with the standards in this chapter. Nothing in this section shall limit the city from pursuing any other remedies available at law.

(Ord. 362 § 5, 1987)

(Ord. No. 915, § 7, 6-25-2009)