(A)   The purpose of this subchapter is to:
      (1)   Assist in the management of facilities placed in, on or over the public rights-of-way, in order to minimize the congestion, inconvenience, visual impact and other adverse effects and the costs to the citizens resulting from the placement of facilities within the public rights-of-way;
      (2)   Govern the use and occupancy of the public rights-of-way;
      (3)   Assist the city in its efforts to protect the public health, safety and welfare;
      (4)   Conserve the limited physical capacity of the public rights-of-way held in public trust by the city;
      (5)   Preserve the physical integrity of the streets and highways;
      (6)   Control the orderly flow of vehicles and pedestrians;
      (7)   Keep track of the different entities using the rights-of-way, to prevent interference between them;
      (8)   Assist on scheduling common trenching and street cuts; and
      (9)   Protect the safety, security, appearance and condition of the public rights-of-way.
   (B)   This subchapter may be referred to as the “Construction in the Public Rights-of-Way Ordinance”.
(1998 Code, § 106-171) (Ord. 99-51, passed 8-18-1999)