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17.01.109. Undergrounding

            (1)        Except as hereinafter provided, in all areas of the City where the cables, wires, and other like facilities of a public utility or public utility district are placed underground, Grantee shall construct and install its cables, wires, and other facilities underground.  Amplifier boxes and pedestal mounted terminal boxes may be placed above ground if existing technology reasonably requires, but shall be of such size and design and shall be so located as to minimize visual and physical impact on adjacent yards and landscapes insofar as it is technically and economically feasible and not unsafe.  In any area of the City where there are certain cables, wires, and other like facilities of a public utility or public utility district suspended above the ground from poles, the Grantee may construct and install its cables, wires and other facilities from the same poles and subject to the provisions of Section 17.01.108 ("Erection of Poles"), may place additional poles as technically required.

            (2)        With respect to any cables, wires, and other like facilities constructed and installed by a Grantee above ground, the Grantee shall, at its sole expense, reconstruct and install such cables, wires, or other facilities underground pursuant to any project under which the cables, wires, or other like facilities of such utilities are placed underground within an area.  The duty of Grantee to place its cables, wires, and other facilities underground shall arise only if all like facilities of utilities which are existing above ground are placed underground, provided however, Grantee is given reasonable notice of such event so that it may place its facilities underground in conjunction with the utility.  All construction, reconstruction, and installation required under this Section, shall be done at no cost to the City, except as provided for by law and/or entitlement.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 99-62, Enacted, 12/16/1999

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