(A)   Emergency situations.
      (1)   Each registrant shall immediately notify the Director of any event regarding its facilities which it considers to be an emergency. The registrant may proceed to take whatever actions are necessary to respond to the emergency. Within two business days after the occurrence of the emergency, the registrant shall apply for the necessary permits, pay the fees associated with the permits and fulfill the rest of the requirements necessary to bring itself into compliance with this subchapter for the actions it took in response to the emergency.
      (2)   If the city becomes aware of an emergency regarding of a registrant’s facilities, the city will attempt to contact the local representative of each registrant affected, or potentially affected, by the emergency. In any event, the city may take whatever action it deems necessary to respond to the emergency, the cost of which shall be borne by the registrant whose facilities is the cause of the emergency.
   (B)   Non-emergency situations. Except in an emergency, any person who, without first having obtained the necessary permit, obstructs or excavates a right-of-way must subsequently obtain a permit, and as a penalty, pay double the normal fee for the permit, pay double all the other fees required by the city code, deposit with the city the fees necessary to correct any damage to the right-of-way and comply with all of the requirements of this subchapter.
(Ord. 460, passed 8-28-2000)