Chapter 11.06
SOUTH MERIDIAN UNDERGROUND UTILITY DISTRICT

Sections:

11.06.010    Statement of fact – Purpose.

11.06.020    Area described.

11.06.030    Undergrounding required.

11.06.040    Commencement of work.

11.06.050    Restoration of pavement and public utility equipment.

11.06.060    Maintenance and replacement of wires.

11.06.070    Connections required.

11.06.010 Statement of fact – Purpose.

Removal of overhead wire and appurtenances carrying any electric service in streets, public areas, and areas of the city within the boundaries of the South Meridian Street improvement project as set forth below, is required to implement improvements to South Meridian Street, the purpose of which is to eliminate traffic congestion and facilitate the orderly flow of traffic; and the general public necessity, convenience, health, safety and welfare require that all such wires and appurtenances be removed and placed underground by those owning the same or any persons interested therein. (Ord. 1908 § 1, 1982).

11.06.020 Area described.

Everyone engaged in the distribution of electrical energy for light, heat or power by the wires or using or maintaining wires for telephone, telegraph, CATV, or other electrical service in the city shall have all wires and appliances used for the purpose stated in this section and situated on, in, or over the streets, alleys and other public places within the boundaries of the area described in this section, placed underground and all poles removed when so directed by the city engineer to do so; said areas being bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at the intersection of the west line of South Meridian Street and north line of 9th Avenue S.W., said intersection being the true point of beginning; thence north along the west line of South Meridian Street 115 feet; thence east across South Meridian Street at 90 degrees to the west line to the east line of South Meridian Street; thence south along the east line of South Meridian Street to its intersection with the north line of 9th Avenue S.E.; thence east along the north line of 9th Avenue S.E. to a point 150 feet east of the centerline of South Meridian Street; thence south across 9th Avenue S.E. at 90 degrees to the north line to the south line of 9th Avenue S.E.; thence west along the south line of 9th Avenue S.E. 110 feet, more or less, to the east line of South Meridian Street; thence south along the east line of South Meridian Street to its intersection with the north line of S.R. 512; thence west across South Meridian Street at 90 degrees to the east line to the west line of South Meridian Street; thence north along the west line of South Meridian Street to its intersection with the south line of 9th Avenue S.W.; thence west along the south line of 9th Avenue S.W. 85 feet; thence north across 9th Avenue S.W. at 90 degrees to the south line to the north line of 9th Avenue S.W.; thence east along the north line of 9th Avenue S.W. 85 feet more or less to the west line of South Meridian Street and the true point of beginning. (Ord. 1908 § 2, 1982).

11.06.030 Undergrounding required.

Everyone owning, using or maintaining any such wires are directed, ordered and required to place the same underground as their interest therein may appear, and at their own cost and expense, and thereafter, at their own cost and expense, to maintain and replace the underground wires as public interest may require and to the satisfaction, and subject to the supervision, of the city engineer. (Ord. 1908 § 3, 1982).

11.06.040 Commencement of work.

Everyone owning, using or maintaining such wires be, and they are directed, ordered and required to commence forthwith and to diligently prosecute the work of placing such wires underground at the direction, under the supervision of and in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the city engineer; provided, however, that in any part of the areas where streets are being paved or repaved, the work shall be completed before such paving or repaving. (Ord. 1908 § 4, 1982).

11.06.050 Restoration of pavement and public utility equipment.

The owners of such wires shall, at their own expense, cause to be restored to good condition and repair to the satisfaction of the city engineer, any pavement, sidewalk, sewer, water main, or public utility equipment or facilities disturbed in the connection with the work of removing any existing poles supporting the wires referred to in this subchapter in said areas, or in connection with the placing of such wires underground; such restoration and repair to be made pursuant to ordinances relating thereto. (Ord. 1908 § 5, 1982).

11.06.060 Maintenance and replacement of wires.

Those owning said wires shall, after the same shall have been placed underground, in accordance with this chapter, maintain, remove, move or replace the same or apparatus or the conduits containing the same or used in connection therewith on order of the city engineer as the public interest may require and to the satisfaction of the city engineer. (Ord. 1908 § 6, 1982).

11.06.070 Connections required.

Where electrical, telephone, telegraph or CATV or other electrical services are available to customers from underground utilities within the district described in PMC 11.06.020, or a part thereof, the owners of the facilities or services shall notify the city engineer, and under the direction of the city engineer shall then notify each customer and/or property owner within the district, of any part thereof, that such services shall be thereafter available only from such underground facilities. Property owners and/or customers desiring continued electric services within said district, or any part thereof, shall within 90 days of receipt of such notice, provide at their own expense on their own property necessary underground facilities for conducting such services from such underground facilities to any building and structure on their property, and the above notices shall so provide. (Ord. 1908 § 7, 1982).