Chapter 14.50


14.50.010    Definitions.

14.50.020    Underground installation of cable extensions.

14.50.030    Enforcement of this chapter.

14.50.010 Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

“Cable” includes cables and wires of all descriptions.

“Natural Gas Assessment District” means City of Homer Natural Gas Distribution Special Assessment District created by Homer City Ordinance 13-02.

“Public utility” includes every corporation, whether public, cooperative, or otherwise, company, individual, or association of individuals, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by a court, that owns, operates, manages, or controls any plant or system for (1) furnishing, by generation, transmission, or distribution, electrical service to the public for compensation; (2) furnishing telecommunication service to the public for compensation.

“Public utility” includes all public utilities, whether or not subject to regulation by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

“Telecommunications” means the transmission and reception of messages, images, impressions, pictures, data, and signals by means of electricity, electromagnetic waves, and any other kind of energy, force variations, or impulses, whether conveyed by cable, wire, radiated through space, or transmitted through other media within a specified area or between designated points. [Ord. 19-23(S-2)(A) § 4, 2019].

14.50.020 Underground installation of cable extensions.

After October 24, 2006, all public utility cable facilities, including, but not limited to, electric power, telephone, and telecommunications cables constructed or installed for the purpose of providing utility service to any land not served before that date by overhead cable facilities, shall be installed underground, and no cables or supporting poles shall be constructed or installed above ground for such purpose, unless the utility obtains an approved exception pursuant to HCC 22.10.055(e) or (f). [Ord. 19-23(S-2)(A) § 4, 2019].

14.50.030 Enforcement of this chapter.

In addition to penalties and remedies set forth in this title, no permit may be issued to install a utility line on City property or in a City-owned or controlled easement or right-of-way in violation of this chapter. [Ord. 19-23(S-2)(A) § 4, 2019].