[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of East Greenville 3-10-1902. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Cable television franchise — See Ch. A98.
It shall be the duty of every owner or owners, corporation, firm or individual who has erected in the Borough of East Greenville any telegraph or telephone poles to make application to the Borough Treasurer on or before the first Monday of April in each and every year for a license to maintain the poles heretofore erected for the ensuing year, specifying the poles so to be maintained, and the Borough Treasurer shall issue a license to such applicants which shall authorize the maintenance of the poles designated in the application only for the period of one year from the first Monday in April next ensuing the date of said application and no longer. The charge for issuing such license shall be the sum of $0.50 per year for each and every pole authorized to be maintained thereby and shall be paid to the Borough Treasurer for the use of said borough.
No telegraph or telephone poles shall be maintained within the corporate limits of the Borough of East Greenville unless an annual license for the maintenance thereof shall have been previously granted for the same in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
Any corporation, firm or individual who is now enjoying or may hereafter enjoy the privileges of erecting and maintaining poles within the limits of this borough for the purpose provided for in this chapter shall be liable for all damages caused to public or private property by reason of said privileges and shall at all times keep and maintain said poles in good repair at all places where the same are now or may hereafter be erected and shall have all poles painted eight feet high and repainted to the satisfaction of the Chief of Police, who is hereby constituted the Inspector of Poles.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police, as the Inspector of Poles, to cause a thorough and careful inspection to be made at least once in every year of all telegraph and telephone poles erected within the corporate limits of the Borough of East Greenville; and if any pole shall be found to be defective or dangerous from any cause, said Chief of Police shall notify the corporation, firm or individual owning such pole, who shall forthwith replace the same with a sound pole, and if the said owner neglects or refuses to replace such defective pole within 48 hours after receiving such notification, he or they shall be liable to a fine of $5 for each and every day during which said neglect or refusal shall continue, said fine to be collected as debts of like amount are now by law recoverable.
Upon complying with the provisions and requirements of this chapter, the privileges heretofore granted to such corporations, firms or individuals by ordinance shall not be in any way affected. The Council of the Borough of East Greenville, however, reserves the right to revoke by ordinance any of the privileges mentioned in this chapter or any other ordinance.