Paint markings were placed in the front of my home and/or in my yard. What do they mean?
Prior to any type of excavation, such as the installation of mailboxes, fences, drain lines, tree plantings, and public utility repairs, contractors are required to notify the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) 48 hours prior to the start of excavation. The markings indicate the location of any underground utilities within the area of the proposed excavation. A Uniform Color Code has been adopted with each color representing the following utilities:
Prior to any type of excavation within your property, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) should be contacted 48 hours before you dig at (800) 362-2764. This call could prevent interruptions of service and could save you the cost of expensive underground utility repairs. For more information, visit the OUPS website.
- Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit, and lighting cables
- Yellow - Gas, oil, steam petroleum, or gaseous materials
- Orange - Communication, alarm, or signal lines, cables, or conduit
- Blue - Potable water lines
- Purple - Reclaimed water lines, irrigation, and slurry lines
- Green - Sewers and drain lines
- White - Proposed excavation location
- Pink - Temporary survey markings
Maintenance of curb, gutter, and handicap ramps is the responsibility of the City of Lebanon. Only the defective curb, gutter, handicap ramps located within defined improvement areas will be replaced at the expense of the city. Defined improvement areas are coordinated with the annual street resurfacing program. Property owners may elect to repair and/or replace defective curb, gutter, handicap ramps that are not within the annual improvement areas at their sole expense.
Chapter 903 of the City of Lebanon Codified Ordinances requires sidewalk and driveway-apron maintenance to be the responsibility of the property owner . Each property owner in the City has the responsibility of maintaining in good repair the driveway apron and sidewalks abutting their property. Maintenance of an area includes keeping the area free from snow and other nuisances, as well as replacement and / or repair of sidewalks and driveway aprons that are in need of repair.
Cars are speeding on my street. Could the City install a stop sign?
Installation of a stop sign is not permitted at an intersection or on a street solely for speeding motorists, and they cannot be used as a speed control device. The Ohio Revised Code and the regulations established by the Ohio Department of Transportation in the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) only permit the installation of stop signs where traffic is required to stop, not slow down. In order to install a stop sign or multi-way stop, specific requirements must be met that are determined through a traffic engineering study. Installing stop signs where they are not warranted can lead to a total disrespect of the stop sign, which creates a dangerous situation.