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(A) No franchise shall be deemed to expressly or impliedly authorize the grantee to construct or install poles wire-holding structures within public ways for the purpose of placing cables, wires, lines, or otherwise, without the written consent of the city government. Such consent shall be given upon such terms and conditions as the city government in its sole discretion may prescribe which shall include a requirement that the grantee perform, at its sole expense, all tree trimming required to maintain the poles clear of obstructions.
(B) The grantee shall extend to the city government and its utilities, free of charge, the use of any, or all poles owned by the grantee to the extent that the city government's or a city utility's use of the poles does not interfere with the grantee's use of those poles. The city government shall hold the grantee harmless from any and all actions or damages caused by the placement of city government-owned wires and appurtenances upon the poles of the grantee.
(1980 Code, § 118.072) (Ord. 1996-4, passed 4-9-1996)