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Poles, wires, gas mains, pipe lines, and other appurtenances of public service companies shall be located, or erected over, upon, or under the streets, alleys, and common grounds of the municipality. Application for location of the above shall be made to the governing body in writing. Approval by that body shall be issued in writing. Any public service company granted a right-of-way for the erection and maintenance of poles, conduits, gas mains, pipe lines, and wires shall at all times erect and locate their poles, wires, gas mains, pipe lines, and other appurtenances at such places and in such manner as shall be designated by the governing body. Such poles, wires, gas mains, pipe lines, and other appurtenances, shall be removed or relocated by said companies at their own expense when requested to do so by the governing body. Any such relocation shall be ordered by resolution of the governing body and the City Clerk shall notify any and all companies affected. Said companies shall, within 24 hours after receiving notice, at their own expense, cause the poles, wires, gas mains, pipe lines, or other appurtenances to be removed. The governing body shall designate another location as closely as possible where said poles, wires, gas mains, pipe lines, or other appurtenances, may be reset or placed. All poles, wires, gas mains, pipe lines, or other appurtenances, shall be reset, placed, or erected in such a manner that they will not interfere with the water system; sewerage system; poles, wires, and mains of any public utility; adjacent buildings; or with travel on the public ways and property. Whenever possible, all pole lines, wires, gas mains, pipe lines, or appurtenances shall be confined to the alleys of the municipality.
(Prior Code, § 8-308)