EXCAVATION: Any opening in the surface of a public place made in any manner, except an opening into a lawful substructure below the surface of a public place, the top of which is flush with the adjoining surface and constructed to permit frequent openings without injury or damage to the public place.
EXCAVATOR: One holding a license and permit under this part, and those departments of the City doing excavations under this part, or an agent, employee or contractor working for, or under, one holding a license and/or permit.
FACILITY: Includes, but is not limited to, pipe, pipeline, tube, main, service, trap, vent, vault, manhole, meter, gauge, regulator, valve, conduit, wire, tower, pole, poleline, anchor, cable, junction box, transformer or any other material, structure or object of any kind or character which is or may be lawfully constructed, left, placed or maintained in, upon, along, across, under or over any public place or right of way.
PUBLIC PLACE: Any public right of way, utility easement, drainage structure, street, way, place, alley, sidewalk, park, square, plaza or any other similar public property owned or controlled by the City or Utilities and dedicated to public use, including the location of any electric or gas service line whether on public or private property. This shall include dedicated but not improved streets in new subdivisions.
SUBSTRUCTURE: Any pipe, conduit, duct, tunnel, manhole, traffic detector loop, vault, buried cable or wire or any other similar structure located on or below the surface of any public place.
UTILITY: Any public or private business or service, regularly engaged in supplying the public with some commodity or service which is of public consequence and need, such as electricity, gas, water, transportation or communication service including telephone, telegraph and cable television. (1968 Code §10-108; Ord. 74-56; Ord. 85-214; Ord. 98-185; Ord. 01-42)