The following structures and uses are exempted from the application of the district regulations and standards and are permitted in any district: poles, towers, wires, cables, conduits, vaults, laterals, pipes, mains, valves, or any similar distributing equipment for telephone or other communications, and electric power, gas, water and sewer lines; provided, that the installation shall conform, where applicable, with the rules and regulations of the Illinois commerce commission, the civil aeronautics administration, and other public authorities having jurisdiction. A zoning permit shall be obtained for any aboveground electric substation or switching station, gas regulator station, water pump station, telephone exchange or similar utility structure. (Ord. 740, 4-7-1970)