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A. Emergency Situations:
1. Each registrant shall immediately notify the director of any event regarding his facilities which it considers to be an emergency, and the registrant may proceed to take whatever actions are necessary to respond to the emergency.
2. Within two (2) business days after the occurrence of the emergency, the registrant shall apply for the necessary permits, pay the fees associated therewith and fulfill the rest of the requirements necessary to bring itself into compliance with this chapter for the actions taken in response to the emergency.
3. If the city becomes aware of an emergency regarding a registrant's facilities, the city will attempt to contact the local representative of each registrant affected, or potentially affected, by the emergency. In any event, the city may take whatever action it deems necessary to respond to the emergency, the cost of which shall be borne by the registrant whose facilities occasioned the emergency.
B. Nonemergency Situations:
1. Except in an emergency, any person who, without first having obtained the necessary permit, obstructs or excavates a right of way must subsequently obtain a permit, and as a penalty, pay double the normal fee for said permit, pay double all the other fees required by this code, deposit with the city the fees necessary to correct any damage to the right of way and comply with all of the requirements of this chapter.
2. Any person who damages or destroys public facilities located in the right of way or other public easement, including streets, alleys, lanes, curbs, ditches, gutters, sidewalks, trails, sanitary and/or storm sewers, wetlands, water mains, streetlights and poles, or other publicly owned property, or causes such actions to occur, shall be liable for the costs of repair and/or replacement resulting from such damage or destruction. (Ord. 2004-13)