KCMO Passes New Ordinance Impacting Anyone Excavating in the Right of Way

On November 6, the KCMO City Council passed Ordinance No. 140477 requiring anyone who requests an excavation permit to designate a “Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager” or “QAM” for the project. The QAM must contact the Public Works Department 24 hours in advance of any excavation, photo document the pre- and post-excavation site conditions of the site and confirm that all work has been completed and restored to the city’s specifications and standards. The new ordinance is intended to provide the City with a direct line of communication with the person who will be responsible for assuring that all requirements and standards of excavation and restoration are met. The effective date of the ordinance is January 1, 2015.

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