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(A) Approval or denial. The authority to approve or deny an application for a permit is hereby delegated to the City Administrator. Pursuant to Section 15(3) of the Act, the City Administrator shall approve or deny an application for a permit within 45 days from the date a telecommunications provider files an application for a permit under § 115.03(B) for access to a public right-of-way within the city. Pursuant to Section 6(6) of the Act, the City Administrator shall notify the MPSC when the City Administrator has granted or denied a permit, including information regarding the date on which the application was filed and the date on which permit was granted or denied. The City Administrator shall not unreasonably deny an application for a permit.
(B) Form of permit. If an application for permit is approved, the City Administrator shall issue the permit in the form approved by the MPSC, with or without additional or different permit terms, in accordance with Sections 6(l), 6(2) and 15 of the Act. (Copies of the permit forms currently approved by the MPSC can be obtained on the internet at http://www.cis.state.mi.us/mpsc/comm/rightofway/rightofway.htm.)
(C) Conditions. Pursuant to Section 15(4) of the Act, the City Administrator may impose conditions on the issuance of a permit, which conditions shall be limited to the telecommunications provider's access and usage of the public right-of-way.
(D) Bond requirement. Pursuant to Section 15(3) of the Act, and without limitation on division (C) above, the City Administrator may require that a bond be posted by the telecommunications provider as a condition of the permit. If a bond is required, it shall not exceed the reasonable cost to ensure that the public right-of-way is returned to its original condition during and after the telecommunications provider's access and use.
(Ord. 304, passed 3-17-03)