For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall mean:
(a) Street means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular traffic.
(b) Alley means a street intended to provide access to the rear or side of lots or buildings, and not intended for the purpose of through vehicular traffic.
The Governing Body shall have the power to open, widen, extend, or otherwise improve any street or alley, whenever deemed expedient, pursuant to the authority granted by Kansas law.
The provisions of K.S.A. 12-504 et seq. are incorporated by reference with relation to the vacation of streets and alleys.
The Governing Body shall have the authority to construct, install and maintain, or to cause to be constructed, installed and maintained, a system of street lights with the location of such street lights to be designated by ordinance.
The provisions of K.S.A. 68-2101 et seq. are incorporated by reference with relation to the duties and liabilities of the city and contractors during the improvement or repair of streets and alleys.
No person, firm or corporation shall make an excavation in any street, alley or other public grounds in the city for any purpose, without first obtaining a permit from the Director of Public Works authorizing the same.
All applications for permit required under the provisions of this article shall be accompanied by a good and sufficient corporate surety bond in the amount of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) executed to the City of Abilene by the applicant for such permit, and conditioned that the principal on such bond will save the city harmless from any damage to persons or property resulting from any opening or excavation made by such principal, agents, servants or employees under such permit, and further that said principal shall pay any and all loss or damage occasioned by the principal, agents, servants or employees and will comply with all ordinances of the city.
Any person, firm or corporation making excavations in any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the city shall backfill all excavations and replace all surface materials as outlined in the City Standard Details at the person, firm or corporations expense. All work will be subject to the approval of the City designated inspector.
(Ord. 3012; Code 2015)
Pursuant to K.S.A. 12-685 through 12-690, the Governing Body of the City of Abilene, Kansas, hereby designates the following streets within the corporate limits of the City of Abilene, Kansas, as main trafficways, the primary function of which is the movement of through traffic between areas of concentrated activity within the City or between such areas and traffic facilities outside the City performing the function of major trafficways.
(a) Buckeye (K-15), from the North City limits to the South City limits.
(b) East First Street, from Buckeye to the East City limits.
(c) NE 14th Street, from Buckeye to the East City limits.
(d) NW 14th Street, from Buckeye to the West City Limits.
(e) Cedar Street, from NW 14th Street to NW 3rd Street.
(f) NW 3rd Street, from Buckeye to Van Buren Street.
(g) Van Buren Street, from the North City limits to the South City limits.
(h) West First Street, from Buckeye to Van Buren.
(i) Elm Street, from West First Street to NW 3rd Street.
(j) Washington Street, from West First Street to the North City limits.
(k) NW 7th and 8th Street, from Buckeye to Washington street.
(l) Brady Street, from East First Street to NE 21st Street.
(m) NE 21st Street, from Buckeye to Brady Street.
(n) NW 21st Street, from Buckeye to Mulberry street.
(o) Mulberry Street, from NW 14th Street to NW 21st Street.
(p) Vine Street, from NW 7th Street to NW 14th street.
(q) NE 10th Street, from Buckeye to Brady Street.
(r) NW 10th Street, from Buckeye to Vine Street.
(s) Cedar Street, from NW 3rd Street to SW 2nd Street.
(t) SW 4th Street, from Buckeye to Cedar Street.
When a member of the public sees a temporary closure of any public street or alley for purposes, such as block parties, excavation/construction, etc. The following process will be followed:
(a) Obtain Street Closure request from the Police Department and the complete form in its entirety.
(b) Obtain approval for closure from a minimum of 70% of households/businesses within the requested street closure area.
(c) Return the Street Closure Request form to the Police Department no later than seven working days prior to the event.
The request will be reviewed by the Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works Department and approval will be granted if no public safety concerns are identified.