Chapter 9
UTILITIES1

Sec. 9-1 Regulations—Adopted by reference.

The document entitled “The City of Kingman Municipal Utility Regulations,” three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the city clerk, and which was declared to be a public record by Resolution No. 1175, is adopted by reference and shall become effective on November 19, 1987.

(Ord. No. 682, § 1, 10-19-87, made pub. rec. by Res. No. 1175, 10-19-87)

Editor’s note: Amendments to the city municipal utility regulations have been adopted as follows:

Month/Year

Ord. No.

Date

Made Pub. Rec. by Res. No.

Aug. 1988

714

8-1-88

1243

June 1989

744

6-5-89

1318

Aug. 1989

759

8-7-89

 

Aug. 1989

760

8-21-89

 

Sept. 1989

747

9-5-89

 

Sept. 1989

762

9-18-89

 

Nov. 1989

772-Rev

11-20-89

 

Oct. 1989

773

10-16-89

 

Dec. 1989

781

12-4-89

 

Dec. 1989

782

12-4-89

 

Dec. 1989

783

12-4-89

 

Feb. 1990

806

2-5-90

 

Feb. 1990

807

2-5-90

 

Mar. 1990

811

3-5-90

 

May 1990

821

5-7-90

 

July 1990

837

7-2-90

 

Aug. 1990

840

8-6-90

 

Sept. 1990

842

9-4-90

 

Oct. 1990

848

10-15-90

 

Jan. 1991

852-R

1-7-91

 

Feb. 1991

853-R

2-4-91

 

June 1991

866

6-17-91

 

Sept. 1991

879

9-3-91

 

Sept. 1991

880

9-3-91

 

Dec. 1991

889

12-2-91

 

Jan. 1992

901

1-6-92

 

Jan. 1992

902

1-6-92

 

Feb. 1992

909

2-3-92

 

Feb. 1992

910

2-3-92

 

May 1992

922

5-4-92

 

June 1992

927

6-15-92

 

Aug. 1992

930

8-3-92

 

Oct. 1992

943

10-5-92

 

Jan. 1993

954

1-4-93

 

Apr. 1993

961

4-19-93

 

Apr. 1993

962

4-5-93

 

June 1993

968

6-7-93

 

Sept. 1993

983

9-7-93

 

Jan. 1994

996

1-18-94

 

June 1994

1007

6-20-94

 

June 1994

1008

6-20-94

 

June 1994

1926-R

6-20-94

 

Aug. 1994

1012

8-15-94

 

Oct. 1994

1013

10-3-94

 

Jan. 1995

1024

1-17-95

 

Aug. 1995

2073-R

8-7-95

 

Aug. 1995

2074-R

8-7-95

 

Sept. 1995

2082-R

9-5-95

 

Sept. 1995

2083-R

9-5-95

 

Sept. 1995

1054

9-18-95

 

Sept. 1995

1055

9-18-95

 

Oct. 1995

1058

10-16-95

 

Feb. 1996

1071

2-5-96

 

June 1996

1085

6-17-96

 

Feb. 1997

1118

2-3-97

 

July 1997

1127

4-21-97

 

Dec. 1997

1147

12-1-97

 

Aug. 1998

1181

8-3-98

 

Jan. 1999

1202

1-4-99

 

Mar. 1999

1208

3-15-99

 

May 1999

1217

5-3-99

 

Nov. 1999

1236

11-15-99

 

May 2000

1253

5-15-00

 

Feb. 2001

1278

2-5-01

 

July 2001

1300

7-16-01

 

Oct. 2002

1350

10-7-02

 

July 2004

1430

7-6-04

 

Aug. 2004

1439

8-16-04

 

Aug. 2005

1493

8-1-05

 

Aug. 2006

1495

8-15-06

 

Jan. 2007

1565

1-2-07

 

Apr. 2008

1618

4-21-08

 

June 2008

1620

6-2-08

 

June 2008

1624

6-16-08

 

Nov. 2008

1634

11-3-08

 

Dec. 2008

1641

12-15-08

 

Mar. 2009

1643

3-2-09

 

Mar. 2009

1651

3-16-09

 

Nov. 2009

1665

11-16-09

 

Mar. 2010

1672

3-1-10

 

July 2010

1678

7-6-10

 

Nov. 2010

1692

11-16-10

 

Dec. 2010

1692R

12-21-10

 

June 2011

1708

6-7-11

 

Nov. 2011

1718

11-15-11

 

Nov. 2012

1742

11-20-12

 

Apr. 2013

1752

4-19-13

 

June 2013

1756

6-18-13

 

Aug. 2013

1764

8-6-13

 

Jan. 2015

1792

1-6-15

 

Oct. 2016

1820

10-18-16

 

Sec. 9-2 Same—Violations.

Any person found guilty of violating any misdemeanor provision of the regulations adopted by section 9-1 shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or by not more than six (6) months in jail, or both. Each day that a violation continues shall be a separate offense.

(Ord. No. 682, § 2, 10-19-87)

Secs. 9-3, 9-4. Reserved.

Sec. 9-5 Underground utilities.

(a) Authority and purpose.

(1) Pursuant to the Arizona Revised Statues authorizing local governments to promulgate regulations with regard to the location, height and size of all buildings and structures within its boundaries, the City of Kingman has been given the power to require the undergrounding of utility lines.

(2) The general purpose and effect of the provisions of this section is to provide minimum standards for the undergrounding of secondary lines and service drops with regard to new service installations from and after the effective date of the ordinance.

(3) The provisions of this section are intended to be in addition to, and do not supersede, existing regulations regarding the undergrounding of utilities with respect to subdivisions as codified in the City of Kingman Subdivision Ordinance.

(b) Definitions. For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) New service means initial connection and installation of the service drop and other appurtenances necessary for the connection of a particular lot or location, or one or more lots or locations, to the utility system.

(2) Public right-of-way means land which is reserved for or dedicated to the city or general public for street, highway, alley, public utility, pedestrian walkway, bikeway or drainage purposes.

(3) Secondary line refers to that portion of the utility system designed to provide service to no more than four (4) lots or locations or operates with an electrical load of fifty (50) KVA or less.

(4) Service drop refers to that line and necessary appurtenances which extend from the utility company’s utility system within the public right-of-way or public utility easement to the utility service user.

(5) Utility company includes any entity authorized by city franchise, license and/or the Arizona Corporation Commission to provide cable television, electricity, telecommunications, telegraph or radio services to the residents or businesses in the City of Kingman.

(6) Utility service means the end-product or commodity provided to end-users of the utility system.

(7) Utility system means all property and equipment used in connection with the production, transmission or delivery of electricity or for the furnishing of telephone, telegraph, cable television, radio or other communications services, or any portion thereof, including poles and structures, wires, cables, transformers and other related appurtenances and facilities installed for the purpose of providing utility service to the community.

(c) General requirements.

(1) Except as otherwise provided herein, secondary lines and service drops, as defined herein, shall be installed underground in connection with all new service.

(2) Installation of underground secondary lines and service drops shall be in accordance with the undergrounding policies and standards of the utility company and with any and all applicable Federal, State and local codes.

(3) All work within public rights-of-way shall be subject to the requirements, permitting process and fees provided for in the City of Kingman Streets and Sidewalks Development Rules and Regulations.

(4) Costs of installation of new underground service shall be borne in accordance with the utility company’s tariff or any undergrounding policy approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission or as otherwise agreed to in writing between the property owner(s) or developer(s) and the utility company. It is contemplated that the property owner(s) or developer(s) shall be responsible for all trenching, boring, underground conduit, backfill, compaction, and street repairs and the utility company shall be responsible for all other installation and costs.

(d) Exemptions. The following are exempt from undergrounding requirements of this section:

(1) Pad-mounted transformers, switching cabinets, pull boxes, service terminals, pedestal type telephone terminals, telephone splice closures, or similar on-the-ground equipment that are utilized in an underground system.

(2) Temporary service equipment, such as facilities and equipment to furnish emergency service during an outage, facilities and equipment to provide service to construction sites for so long as a valid building permit is in effect, or to provide other service of a limited duration, such as to a fair, carnival, outdoor exhibit, for so long as a valid business license is in effect.

(3) Installation of overhead security or street lights.

(4) Normal maintenance or repair of existing utility systems.

(5) Installation of overhead secondary lines across pre-existing paved streets.

(e) Improvement districts. New service within improvement districts is not exempt from the provisions of this section. However, it is the policy of this city to assist owners of unimproved property within new improvement districts, in any and every manner allowed by law, to provide for the future undergrounding of new service in conjunction with planned improvements.

(Ord. No. 1136, § 1, 9-15-97)


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Editor’s note: Ord. No. 682, § 3A, adopted Oct. 19, 1987, repealed Ch. 9, utilities, in its entirety, effective Nov. 19, 1987. Sections 1 and 2 of Ord. No. 682 have been included as new §§ 9-1, 9-2, at the editor’s discretion. Former Ch. 9, consisting of §§ 9-1—9-9, 9-21—9-24, 9-35, 9-46—9-54, 9-71—9-77; 9-101—9-107, 9-131—9-138, 9-140, 9-151—9-153, 9-166, derived from Code 1966, § 8-10; Ord. No. 120; 1970 Supp., §§ 8-50, 8-53—8-57, 8-59, 8-60, 8-62—8-65, 8-68—8-74; and the following: Ord. No. 162, 10-9-72; Res. No. 563, § 2, 4-26-77; Ord. No. 284, § 2, 4-26-77; Ord. No. 285, § 2, 4-26-77; Ord. No. 296, § 2, 9-12-77; Ord. No. 369, §§ 1, 2, 11-13-79; Ord. No. 381, §§ 1, 2, 4-14-80; Ord. No. 389, 6-24-80; Ord. No. 403, 12-8-80; Ord. No. 408, § 6, 1-12-81; Ord. No. 440, 1-11-82; Ord. No. 453, §§ 1, 2, 6-14-82; Ord. No. 460, § 1, 8-2-82; Ord. No. 469-R, §§ 1—3, 10-12-82; Ord. No. 488, §§ 1, 2, 3-14-83; Ord. No. 497, §§ 1, 2, 6-20-83; Ord. No. 506, § 1, 8-8-83; Ord. No. 509, §§ 1—13, 9-12-83; Ord. No. 523, 12-19-83; Ord. No. 529, §§ 2, 3, 6-18-84; Ord. No. 535, § 1, 9-17-84; Ord. No. 571, § 1, 5-20-85; Ord. No. 572, § 1, 5-20-85; Ord. No. 573, §§ 1, 2, 7-17-85; Ord. No. 579, § 1, 6-3-85; Ord. No. 582, § 1, 7-1-85; Ord. No. 606, § 1, 4-7-86; Ord. No. 654-R, § 1, 6-1-87.

Cross references: Plumbing and related codes, § 5-86 et seq.