§ 152.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AUTHORIZATION. Permission from the town to do work in the public way or to maintain facilities in the public way and includes, but is not limited to, a franchise, a license, a permit, a letter, construction drawing approval. Multiple AUTHORIZATIONS may be required for certain activities. Receipt of AUTHORIZATION from the town does not in any way relieve the person receiving AUTHORIZATION from complying with any policy, rule, regulation, ordinance, permit requirement, or other restriction or requirement imposed by SGWASA.
   EMERGENCY. A condition that poses a clear and immediate danger to life or health, or a significant loss of property, or requires immediate repair to restore service to a group of users of such service.
   EXCAVATE. Without limitation, any cutting, digging, grading, tunneling, boring, or other alteration of the surface or subsurface material or earth in the public way.
   FACILITIES. Poles, pipes, culverts, conduits, ducts, cables, wires, fiber, amplifiers, pedestals, antennae, transmission or receiving equipment, other electronic equipment, electrical conductors, manholes, appliances, any other similar equipment, and/or any other thing or object located in, on, or above the ground.
   PERSON. An individual, association, firm, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, corporation, government, utility, or other organized entity able to contract for the activities described in this chapter, whether for profit or not for profit. The term does not include the town or SGWASA.
   PUBLIC WAY. The area that is used as, or offered, dedicated, or reserved for use as a public street, highway, alley, trail, sidewalk, curb, gutter, bike lane, bridge, round-about, tunnel, causeway, or shoulder, that is located in the town or in an area proposed for annexation to the town. The area also includes, without limitation, drainage areas and dedicated areas without surface improvements that are adjacent to improved areas, and areas where no roads or other improvements have been constructed but which are dedicated for one or more of the above uses. The PUBLIC WAY encompasses the surface of the ground, and the area above and below the ground.
   SGWASA. The South Granville Water and Sewer Authority, a water and sewer authority organized under and by virtue of G.S. Ch. 162A, Art. 1, providing water and waste water services in the town and surrounding areas.
   USER. A person that proposes to place facilities in the public way, places such facilities, or owns or maintains such facilities. The term includes, but is not limited to, licensees and franchisees.
(Ord. passed 5-1-2014)