14.20.010 Bond or cash deposit.
14.20.010 Bond or cash deposit. a. Every person, firm or corporate entity carrying on the business of construction and connecting to City sewer and/or water within the City may be required to deposit a bond or cash deposit in favor of the City an amount and under such conditions deemed appropriate by the City Manager or his designee to cover damages of any kind resulting from the contractor's operations. All such sewer or water construction and connections shall be completed in a good and workmanlike manner in accordance with the specifications required by the City. The bond or cash deposit shall be further conditioned that the principal shall repair any damage done to the public sewer or water system on account of such work and shall return the surface of the ground, street, road, building, facility, right-of-way or easement to its original condition insofar as possible and in accordance with the requirements of the City.
b. The contractor shall also be required to prequalify on the basis that he has or can demonstrate the ability, capacity and skill to perform the work as specified by reputation, experience and prior performance. As part of such prequalification, the contractor shall present evidence that he carried liability insurance in the aggregate amount of not less than five hundred thousand dollars or as may be additionally required in an amount in excess of five hundred thousand dollars as may be deemed necessary for the work by the City Manager or his designee to cover the insurance requirement of the work.
c. To obtain the information specified in subsection (b) of this section, the City may require a contractor to complete a confidential qualifying questionnaire and provide a list of references. (Ord. 89-5 S2, 1989: prior code S 14-100.2).
**Prior ordinance history: Ordinances 70-7 and 77-19.