§ 97.31  GRANTING OF PERMIT.
   The Department of Highways may grant a permit in writing to any person, for the purpose of building, or other lawful purposes to dig up, obstruct, or encumber so much and such parts of any street or sidewalk, or other public place in the city, and on such terms and conditions as it shall deem to be safe and proper.
('71 Code, § 22-32)