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Grantee shall construct the residential cable system in conformance with the standards and specifications in this section, and such additional standards and specifications as may be provided in the franchise agreement.
A. Construction Permit.
1. No work shall commence, in conjunction with any plant construction, in public right-of-way or easement until a permit has been issued by the city engineer.
B. Advance Notification.
1. Grantee shall provide a master schedule for construction to the city with plans and permit application submission, at least fifteen days prior to estimated start of work date.
2. At least forty-eight hours prior to start of work, grantee shall advise city inspector as to the location and schedule of work to be done.
3. Prior to any initial underground or aerial construction, reconstruction, or rebuilding of the cable system, residents, tenants, businessmen, and other parties affected by the construction shall be given written notice at least forty-eight hours in advance of the pending construction. The notice shall briefly describe work to be done, and shall provide grantee's name, address, and phone number, including the name of grantee's representative who may be contacted for questions or problems.
C. Coordination with Utility and Oil Companies.
1. Grantee shall coordinate with all affected utility and oil companies for location and protecting utilities which may interfere with installation.
2. Grantee shall call USA locating service before construction is to begin.
3. Grantee shall repair or replace any damage caused during installation to utility or underground facility, unless markings provided by USA locating service are incorrect. In instances of incorrect marking, grantee and the affected party will agree on a reasonable settlement.
4. Repair of interrupted utility services shall have priority over all other work being performed.
D. Traffic Control.
1. No streets shall be closed to through traffic without the prior written approval of the city engineer.
2. All work shall be conducted so that traffic may safely use the streets. The rights of all pedestrians and vehicular traffic shall be respected at all times.
3. Access to driveways shall be maintained except for unavoidable short periods.
4. Temporary lane closures shall be allowed only when approved by the city engineer. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
5. All work areas, lane closures, and all warning lights, flashers and devices used shall be protected, installed and provided in accordance with the current CALTRANS "Manual of Traffic Controls" and/or "Work Area Traffic Control Handbook."
6. If proper traffic control is not executed, the city may provide said protection at the contractor's expense.
E. Construction Standards and Requirements.
In addition to any construction standards and requirements specified in the franchise agreement, the following shall apply:
1. Where construction occurs within parkways or upon private property, grantee shall be responsible for locating and protecting subsurface improvements, including, but not limited to, pipelines, sprinklers, valves, wires, services, drains or other similar facilities. Permittee shall be responsible for the repair or replacement of any damage to such facilities. Grantee shall also be responsible for repair or replacement of damage to parkway improvements, including but not limited to lawns, turf, shrubs, groundcover, flowerbeds, landings, walks, stepping stones, planters, etc., to the reasonable satisfaction of the affected owner. Parkway trees owned or maintained by the city which are damaged or killed by construction, shall be replaced or repaired to the reasonable satisfaction of the city.
2. Work in or upon private streets or private easements, where such easements are not public, shall be done by grantee subject to the permission of the affected owners or authorities. Approval from the owners of private streets and easements must be in writing.
3. Conduit Locations in New Development Areas.
a. The city engineer shall require all new developments and subdivisions to provide underground conduit, pull line, and pullboxes for future installation of cable television (CATV) service to be installed by the developer in accordance with the specifications provided to the developer by the grantee. All dwelling locations within the development scheduled for installation of electric power and telephone utility service shall be similarly provided with connection of the CATV conduit network specified herein. The network shall consist of trunk/distribution conduit, distribution only conduit, and subscriber connection conduit, all in continuous sealed runs with pull line installed and "CATV" labelled pull boxes placed.
b. All conduits shall be located behind the curb, within the parkway area of the street unless other locations are authorized by the city engineer.
c. The subscriber's end of the conduit shall be stubbed inside the building in the main utility entry area, in an approved CATV enclosure. A permanent tag or marker shall clearly identify the end of the conduit "CATV."
d. Where improvements already exist in a new development area, installation of conduit shall be made accordingly as described in these standards and specifications.
4. Grantee shall be responsible for repairing or relocating CATV cable in conduit which may be needed as a result of any street reconstruction.
(Ord. 85-07-950 § 1 (part))