Before paving or otherwise surfacing or resurfacing any street or alley of the City, the Council shall determine the time within which sewer, water, gas, or other connections shall be constructed, and shall give notice thereof to the persons or corporations required to make the same, and if such persons or corporations fail to make any such connection when so required, no permission to make the same shall thereafter be granted within 5 years from the completion of any such street improvement unless with the consent of 5 members of the Council, expressed by resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the Council and stating the reasons therefor and the conditions under which the same shall be made. Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the Council from providing that such connections may be made by the City and the cost thereof assessed against the lots and lands specially benefited thereby.