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For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not consistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
EXCAVATION: Any opening in the surface of a public place, made in any manner whatsoever, except an opening into a lawful structure below the surface of a public place, the top of which is flush with the adjoining surface and so constructed as to permit frequent opening without injury or damage to the public place.
FACILITY: Pipe, pipeline, tube, main, service, trap, vent, vault, manhole, meter, gauge, regulator, valve, conduit, wire, tower, pole, pole line, anchor, cable, junction box, transformer or any other material, which is or may be lawfully constructed, left, placed or maintained in, upon, along, across, under or over any public place.
PERSON: Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PUBLIC PLACE: Any public street, right of way, place, alley, sidewalk, park, square, plaza or any other similar public property owned or controlled by Morgan County and dedicated to public use.
SUBSTRUCTURE: Any pipe, conduit, duct, tunnel, manhole, vault, buried cable or wire, or any other similar structure located below the surface of any public place.
UTILITY: A private company and/or corporation or municipal department engaged in providing a particular service to the general public. (Ord. 11-12, 10-4-2011)