Chapter 15.30
UTILITY ENCROACHMENTS IN PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY

Sections:

15.30.010    Scope.

15.30.020    Administration.

15.30.010 Scope.

Any permanent structure or object of any kind or character placed in, over or under any street, alley, sidewalk, or right-of-way (collectively, the “right-of-way”) by a public utility or entity holding a state or local franchise authorizing right-of-way occupancy shall be subject to the control of the city as to matters affecting the health, convenience, and safety of the general public, including but not limited to matters such as the use and repair of public streets, or the location of the poles, wires, mains, or conduits on, under, or above any rights-of-way within the limits of the city. [Ord. 19-002 § 2, 2019].

15.30.020 Administration.

The city public works director, building official or designee may adopt forms, manuals and regulations or implement practices to ensure that a public utility or entity holding a state or local franchise authorizing occupancy of the rights-of-way bears the risks and expense associated with their use of the rights-of-way; to protect the public health, safety and welfare; to ensure that the construction, installation, maintenance and operation of any facility does not incommode the public use of the rights-of-way; and to control the time, place, and manner in which rights-of-way are accessed. [Ord. 19-002 § 2, 2019].