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This ordinance shall regulate the following activities and uses:

Street Alteration or Disturbance. Any activity which digs up, breaks, excavates, tunnels, undermines, or in any manner disturbs any street or makes or causes to be made any excavation in or under the surface of any street for any purpose. This includes the placement of earth or other excavated material obstructing or tending to interfere with the free use of the street.

Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Disturbance. Activities which disturb curbs, gutters, and sidewalks where such curbs, gutters, and sidewalks are located within City rights-of-way: Chapter 12.20 of the Snohomish Municipal Code contains additional provisions concerning sidewalk regulations.

Utility Connections. Activities involving the installation or repair of utilities (such as side sewers, natural gas, power, and water services) not installed by the City, whether or not City rights-of-way are disturbed. Title 15 of the Snohomish Municipal Code outlines specific requirements for filing applications for water and sewer service and shall be read as supplemented by this ordinance.

Miscellaneous Permanent Uses and Alterations. Activities, uses, and alterations that involve disturbance to, occupation of, or installation or construction within the rights-of-way of a long-term permanent nature, such as installation of street trees, landscaping, planters, bus shelters, fountains, clocks, flag poles, fences, awnings, marquees, benches, permanent structures, permanent signs, fixed street furniture, or similar fixtures.

Temporary Uses and Alterations. Activities, uses, and alterations that involve disturbance to, or occupation of, or installation or construction within the rights-of-way of a temporary nature, such as temporary street or sidewalk closures, haul routes of limited duration, placement of materials, fencing, overhead protection, etc. during development or construction upon private property, storage containers, special events, and community or neighborhood celebrations. (Ord. 2186, 2010)

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