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Ord 1842 9/14/1959ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORI\TION CONSTRUCTING A BUILDING ON ANY LOT OR LOTS ABUTTING ON A CITY STREET,TO CONSTRUCT A SIDEWALK ACCORDING TO THE SPECI- FICATIONS ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ENGINEER; AND PROVIDING THAT A PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT THE SIDEWALK MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE CITY ENGINEER; AND PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS TO THE CONSTRUC- TION OF SIDEWALKS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS. SECTION I. Any person, firm or corporation cm structing a building or buildings for any purpose on a lot or lots abut- ting on a city street shall construct a sidewalk in accordance with the specifications adopted by the City of Wichita Falls and on file in the office of the City Engineer. SECTION II. That no person, firm or corporation shall construct, reconstruct, alter, remove or replace any sidewalk or driveway on any public property, within the City of Wichita Falls, without first obtaining from the City Engineer a permit to do'so, and'all such persons shall construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, remove or replace said sidewalks or driveways, under the supervision of the City Engineer and in, accordance with the specifications hereinbefore provided for, or such other specifications as may be prepared by the City Engineer, and adopted by the governing body. SECTION III. Any person, firm or corporation may apply for an exception to Section I provided that the exception is for one of the following reasons 1) The building to be constructed is in an area in which there are existing buildings on the same street which do not have sidewalks built in conjunction with the existing buildings. 7) The building to be constructed is in an area in which the safety of children and pedestrians does not require the construction of sidewalks. SECTION IV. Any person, firm or corporation requesting an exception based on Section III above shall first present said request to the City Planning Board of the City of Wichita Falls who shall have the authority to grant said exception and provided that any person dissatisfied with the decision of the City Planning Board shall have the right to appeal said decision to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Wichita Falls. SECTION V. The City Engineer for the construction of any buildings ting on the city street unless there application for the construction of a with'said building or an exception to walk, as set out in Section IV above. shall not issue a permit on any lot or lots abut - shall also be presented an sidewalk in conjunction the building of a side- SECTION VI. The fact that there are no mandatory provi- sions for the construction of sidewalks within the City of Wichita Falls and the fact that the safety of the children and other people within the City of Wichita Falls requires that provisions be made for sidewalks creates an emergency and an 1 e "I� emergency is hereby declard to exist and by reason thereof, this ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from €end after the date of its passage. / PASSED AND APPROVED this 14 day of , 1959. T To Geo. T. Henderson, City Clerk PREPARED BY Frank Gibson, Cite Attorney