(A)   Emergency or unusual circumstances.
      (1)   Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, overhead facilities may be installed and maintained for a period not to exceed 30 days, without authority of the Council in order to provide emergency service.
      (2)   The Public Works Director may grant special permission, on such terms as he may deem appropriate, in cases of unusual circumstances, without discrimination as to any person or utility, to erect, construct, install, maintain, use or operate poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures.
('81 Code, § 13.16.060)
   (B)   Types of facilities exempt. This chapter and any resolutions adopted pursuant to § 53.04 shall, unless otherwise provided in such resolution, not apply to the following types of facilities:
      (1)   Any municipal facilities or equipment installed under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the City Engineer;
      (2)   Poles or electroliers used exclusively for street lighting;
      (3)   Overhead wires, exclusive of supporting structures, crossing any portion of a district within which overhead wires have been prohibited, or connecting to buildings on the perimeter of a district, when such wires originate in an area from which poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures are not prohibited;
      (4)   Poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures used for the transmission of electric energy at nominal voltages in excess of 34,500 volts;
      (5)   Overhead wires attached to the exterior surface of a building by means of a bracket or other fixture and extending from one location on the building to another location on the same building or to an adjacent building without crossing any public street;
      (6)   Antennae, associated equipment and supporting structures, used by a utility for furnishing communication services;
      (7)   Equipment appurtenant to underground facilities, such as surface-mounted transformers, pedestal-mounted terminal boxes and meter cabinets, and concealed ducts;
      (8)   Temporary poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures used or to be used in conjunction with construction projects.
('81 Code, § 13.16.070)