City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
16-O-1417
Quadrennialy Terminated
Dec 4, 2017 1:00 PM

AN ORDINANCE BY CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE TO AMEND CHAPTER 138 “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES”, ARTICLE III “CONSTRUCTION OR EXCAVATION IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY,” SECTION 138-72, “BUILDING ADJOINING VIADUCT, BRIDGE OR TUNNEL.” OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA CODE OF ORDINANCES SO AS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM SPACE TO BE LEFT OPEN BETWEEN A SIDEWALK AND BRIDGES, VIADUCTS, AND OTHER STRUCTURES FROM ONE (1) INCH TO TWENTY (20) FEET FOR MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW OR REPLACEMENT STRUCTURES, ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Public WorksSponsors:
Category:City UtilitiesFunctions:Law - Stefanie Grant, Legislative Liaison - Kajara Anderson

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Amend Chapter 138 Bridges Package

Item Discussion

(Held 8/23/16 at the request of the Department)

Body

WHEREAS, it is the stated policy of the City of Atlanta (“City”) to protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents; and

WHEREAS, the Atlanta City Council (“Council”) unanimously adopted Resolution 14-R-4374 on January 5, 2015, and on January 6, 2015 the Mayor approved the Resolution, which called for a Special Election on March 17, 2015 asking voters to authorize the issuance of a $250,000,000.00 General Obligation Bond (“Renew Atlanta Bond Program”); and

WHEREAS, the Renew Atlanta Bond Program was subsequently authorized by the voters with projects that include maintenance activities, demolition and construction of new or replacement structures and bridges; and

WHEREAS, the structural integrity of bridges, viaducts, and other structures in the City is important to the safety of the public; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the City to acquire, construct, reconstruct, renovate, repair, improve, and provide critical capital maintenance and equipment for public streets, traffic control infrastructure and equipment, bridges, viaducts and related public improvements; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 138 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances (“Code”) provides only one inch clearance between the sidewalk and structures; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for Chapter 138 of the Code to be revised in order to bring the Code in line with the Department of Public Works standards for the  construction and maintenance of bridges, viaducts, and other structures in the City of Atlanta. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA as follows:

Section 1: That Chapter 138, Article III, Section 138-72, of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances shall be amended such that it shall read as follows (with permanent amendments in bold font and permanent deletions in strikeout font):

Chapter 138 - STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES

 

Article III - CONSTRUCTION OR EXCAVATION IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY

 

Section 138-72. - Building adjoining viaduct, bridge or tunnel.

 

(a) Bearing upon or against viaduct, bridge or tunnel. No portion of a building adjoining a viaduct, bridge or tunnel shall bear upon or against the viaduct, bridge or tunnel structure, but a space of not less than one inch twenty (20) feet shall be left open between the sidewalk and the structure and then filled with an approved expansion joint material.

 

(b) Responsibility for damages. Any and all damages to streets, on either level, or damage to bridge, viaduct or tunnel structures caused by the contractor or by the contractor's employees must be repaired immediately at no cost to the city and to the satisfaction of the commissioner of public works.

 

SECTION 2:  The amendments in this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon approval. 

 

SECTION 3:  Should any ordinance or part thereof be found in conflict with this ordinance or the provisions thereof, then those sections contained herein shall be deemed controlling.

 

SECTION 4: That the Municipal Clerk is instructed to retain all legislative history references in the codified version of Chapter 138, not deleting any such references, but amending them to include this ordinance.

 

Meeting History

Jul 26, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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TO BE REFERRED TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE

Aug 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 13 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:REFERRED TO COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Alex Wan, Councilmember, District 6
SECONDER:Yolanda Adrean, Councilmember, District 8
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Cleta Winslow, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Ivory Lee Young Jr., Natalyn Mosby Archibong
Aug 23, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Howard Shook, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Clarence "C. T." Martin, Councilmember, District 10
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Yolanda Adrean, Andre Dickens, Howard Shook, Alex Wan, Joyce M Sheperd
Sep 13, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 27, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 3, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 11, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 17, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 25, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 15, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 29, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 5, 2016 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 13, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 3, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 10, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 24, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 14, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 28, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 14, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 28, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 25, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 9, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 15, 2017 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 23, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 13, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 27, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 11, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 25, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 21, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 29, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 18, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 26, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 2, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 10, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 16, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 24, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 14, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 28, 2017 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 4, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATED AND FILED PER CHARTER SECTION 2-407 WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:QUADRENNIALY TERMINATED