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City of Ramona
PO Box 84
Ramona, KS  67475

ORDINANCE NO.  164, amended

AMENDING AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING A PERMIT TO TEAR DOWN, REMOVE, OR BRING INTO THE CITY OF RAMONA ANY BUILDING  MORE THAN 300 SQUARE FEET, PROVIDING FOR THE PROPER PROCEDURE OF THE APPLICANT IN SECURING SUCH PERMIT, PRESCRIBING A FEE FOR SAME, TO ASSURE PROPERTY BE LEFT IN A CLEAN, SAFE, AND SANITARY CONDITION SUITABLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW HOUSE OR BUILDING ON SAID PREMISES, PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF ALL OR ANY PART OF SAID ORDINANCE, AND ALSO REQUIRING A LICENSED MOVING CONTRACTOR.

    Whereas, it is desirable that the City of Ramona, Marion County, Kansas, have an ordinance regulating and controlling the tearing down and moving of houses and/or buildings within the City of Ramona, Kansas, so as to protect all citizens of said city and the city itself from having its streets damaged by said movement of said buildings, and
    
    NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF RAMONA, MARION COUNTY, KANSAS,

SECTION 1.  That no person, firm or corporation shall commence the removal, or destruction or tearing down of any building or structure within the corporate limits of the City of Ramona, Kansas, without first filling out and submitting a City of Ramona House Moving Permit Application.  Said permit cannot be issued except at a regular council meeting.  Applicant is to give all reasonable information necessary concerning the nature of work to be done, location of property which applicant wishes the permit for.

SECTION 2. The fee for the above permit to be $400 certified funds.  That said City Council reserves the right to designate the route or routes applicant must use in removal of buildings.  Said fee to be deposited in the city general fund in escrow until the Council order the refund to be made to the applicant.

SECTION 3.  All applicants of said permit must remove all debris, junk, discarded material from all lots from which the building or buildings are removed.  That all foundations be torn down to ground level, all wells, cisterns, cellars, basements or other excavations remaining on said lots be filled with dirt to the satisfaction of the City Council.  Any person or persons involved in the tearing down of or removal of buildings must keep the premises in a safe and sanitary condition and avoid creating a fire hazard, or any menace to public health.  That said city maintains the right to abate any such condition or conditions of this kind, at the time, and charge costs of abatement to the owner thereof.

SECTION 4.  Structures over 300 square feet which are being moved in or out of city limits must be transported using a bonded and insured house moving company. Insurance and bonding is required so that City property is protected should any damage occur. Said company must show proof of coverage prior to any structures being moved.

SECTION 5. Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or less than $100.

SECTION 6. No building shall leave the city limits, until all conditions are met. And said vacated lots have met the approval of the Council.  The City of Ramona, KS, may maintain an action upon the bond, herein before referred to, against the signers thereof for the amount of said bond as damages for the failure of applicant to comply with all the provisions of this ordinance, and the signers of said bonds shall be liable therein for the face value of the said bond.

SECTION 7.  This amended ordinance shall be in full force after its approval, passage and publication in the official paper.

Approved and passed this 14th day of February, 2011.  

Signed: Pat Wick, Mayor

Attest: Jessica Gilbert, city clerk


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