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(1) No permit shall be issued under section 7.295 unless an applicant agrees to save the city, its officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all costs, damages and liabilities which may accrue or be claimed to accrue by reason of any work performed under said permit and provides proof of the license and bond required under section 7.290. The acceptance of a permit under 7.290 shall constitute such an agreement by the applicant whether the same is expressed or not.

(2) A permittee shall preserve and protect from injury other permittees’ facilities in the public way, the public using the public way and any adjoining property, and take other necessary measures to protect life and property including but not limited to buildings, walls, fences, trees, utilities, or facilities that may be subject to damage from the permitted excavation. A permittee shall be responsible for all damage to public or private property or facilities resulting from its failure to properly protect people and property and to carry out the work.

(Section 7.297 amended by Ordinance No. 19393, enacted July 28, 1986; and Ordinance No. 20083, enacted April 28, 1997; Ordinance No. 20390, enacted August 13, 2007, effective September 14, 2007; Ordinance No. 20458, enacted March 8, 2010, effective April 10, 2010.)