It shall be unlawful for the owner or owners of any house, building or structure to demolish or dismantle, or cause to be demolished or dismantled, any house, building or structure in any manner whatsoever, or for any person, firm or corporation to assist in the demolition or dismantling of any house, building or other structure without first obtaining a permit for such work.
Applications for permits to demolish or dismantle any structure shall be filed with the Community Development Department and shall set out the description of the structure and its location and detailed plans of the proposed work.
No permit to demolish or dismantle any house, building or other structure shall be issued or granted until the owner or owners shall have filed with the Community Development Department a bond in an amount to be fixed by the Community Development Inspector. The bond shall be signed by not less than two (2) sureties to be approved by the City Manager, or until, in the alternative, the owner or owners shall have paid to the Community Development Department, cash deposit in an amount fixed by the Community Development Inspector. The bond or cash deposit shall be for the protection of the city, the public, and adjacent lot owners and shall be to secure the payment of all damages of any kind or nature arising from the operations of demolition or dismantling of the house, building, or other structure, and to secure the strict compliance of the owner or owners and the person, firm, or corporation assisting in such operations with the provisions of this article regulating the demolition or dismantling of such house, building or other structure. A public liability insurance policy, issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Kansas, and conforming to this section may be taken into consideration in the determination of the appropriate amount of the bond.
Any person or persons, who shall demolish or dismantle any house, building, or other structure, shall within ninety (90) days from the start of the work of demolition or dismantling, unless a shorter time is specified by the permit, clear or cause to be cleared from the lot, lots, or tract left vacant by such moving, all trash, debris, junk, and discarded building materials not to be used immediately in rebuilding, shall remove all foundations or parts of foundations at least one (1) foot below ground level unless another house, building, or other structure is to be erected immediately upon the foundations, as specified in the application for the permit, and shall fill in all open wells and cisterns, cellars, basements, or other excavations remaining on such lot, lots, or tract, unless the same are to be used immediately in connection with other structures to be erected.
It shall be unlawful for the owner or any person, firm or corporation assisting in the work of demolition or dismantling any house, building, or other structure, to leave any structure, portion of a structure, building materials, or any excavation in such a condition as to constitute a menace to the public health or safety, a fire hazard, or a nuisance.
Upon the failure or neglect of the owner or owners of such house, building, or other structure or of any person, firm, or corporation assisting in the work of demolition or dismantling such house, building, or other structure to fully comply with the provisions of this article, the Governing Body may cause all work to be done necessary for compliance, and the bond furnished under the provisions of this article shall secure the payment of the expense thereof or if a cash deposit has been made, such expense shall be deducted from such cash deposit.