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(A) General. Facilities on, over, above, along, upon, under, across, or within rights-of-way are to be maintained by or for the utility in a manner satisfactory to the city and at the utility's expense.
(B) Emergency Maintenance Procedures. Emergencies may justify non-compliance with normal procedures for securing a permit:
(1) If an emergency creates a hazard on the traveled portion of the right-of-way, the utility shall take immediate steps to provide all necessary protection for traffic on the highway or the public on the right-of-way including the use of signs, lights, barricades or flaggers. If a hazard does not exist on the traveled way, but the nature of the emergency is such as to require the parking on the shoulder of equipment required in repair operations, adequate signs and lights shall be provided. Parking on the shoulder in such an emergency will only be permitted when no other means of access to the facility is available.
(2) In an emergency, the utility shall, as soon as possible, notify the City Engineer or his or her duly authorized agent of the emergency, informing him or her as to what steps have been taken for protection of the traveling public and what will be required to make the necessary repairs. If the nature of the emergency is such as to interfere with the free movement of traffic, the city police shall be notified immediately.
(3) In an emergency, the utility shall use all means at hand to complete repairs as rapidly as practicable and with the least inconvenience to the traveling public.
(C) Emergency Repairs. The utility must file in writing with the city a description of the repairs undertaken in the right-of-way within 48 hours after an emergency repair.
(Ord. 99-223, passed 6-30-99; Am. Ord. 07-744, passed 12-12-07) Penalty, see § 53.99