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A. A licensee must use, with the owner's permission, existing poles, conduits or other facilities whenever possible. Copies of agreements for use of poles, conduits or other facilities must be filed with the city as required by the license agreement.
B. All transmission lines, equipment and structures must be installed and located to cause minimum interference with the rights and reasonable convenience of property owners.
C. Suitable safety devices and practices as required by local, city, state and federal laws, regulations, and permits must be used during construction, maintenance, and repair of a cable system.
D. A licensee must remove, replace, or modify at its own expense any of its facilities in a public right of way when the city requires it to do so, to allow the city to change, maintain, repair or improve a public thoroughfare as long as such requirement also applies to all other utilities including telephone, electric and gas.
E. The licensee must put the cable underground at its expense on streets and roads where both electrical and telephone utility wiring are underground, and must move the cable underground after initial installation when electrical and telephone utility wiring are moved underground. The licensee must put the cable underground between a street or road and a subscriber's residence if both electrical and telephone utility wiring are underground. A licensee may install aerial cable if either electric or telephone utility underground installation is unavailable and licensee agrees to pay the additional license cost of aerial installation.
F. A licensee must obtain any required permits before starting construction work on public and private property and must restore the public and private property to their former condition after construction is completed. The city, or private property owner may, after prior written notice to the licensee, repair any damage done by the licensee at the licensee's expense if restoration is not satisfactorily performed within a reasonable time.
G. Subject to the supervision and direction of the city, a licensee may trim trees within public rights of way at its own expense, as necessary, to protect its wires and facilities. A licensee may trim trees on private property with the consent of the property owner.
H. At the request of any person holding a valid building moving permit and upon sufficient notice, the licensee must temporarily raise, lower or cut its wires as necessary to facilitate a move. The direct expense of these temporary changes, including standby time, must be paid by the permit holder. The licensee may require payment in advance. (Ord. 05-589, 5-23-2005)