The purposes for and intentions behind this division are as follows:
   (A)   The public ways are valuable public resources that have required, and will continue to require, substantial investment by the town; and
   (B)   The town desires to structure and implement a fair and orderly process for the application for, and granting of, authorization for private parties to occupy and use public ways, consistent with applicable law, and which appropriately accounts for the varied reasons that private parties seek such authorization.
   (C)   The town desires to minimize inconvenience and disruption to the public, provide for the orderly and efficient use of the public ways now and in the future, and preserve adequate capacity for existing and future uses of the public ways.
   (D)   The town intends to exercise, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, its authority in regulating the occupation and use of public ways.
(Ord. passed 9-17-2019)