Any person desiring to do any of the acts or things provided for in Sections 901.01 and 901.02 shall first apply for and obtain a permit from Council and, if such permit is obtained, granted and issued, the work shall be done in accordance with the terms, conditions and specifications thereof. Council shall have the power to authorize and direct the Street Commissioner to see that such work is done in accordance with the permit issued and in accordance with the directions, conditions and specifications set forth in the permit.
   Council may empower and authorize a designated City official to receive and act upon applications for such permits, and to issue or refuse to issue the same, and the action of such designated official shall be of the same force and effect as if done by Council.
(1967 Code §19-3)