City of Pawtucket, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket, approved 10-17-1967 by Ch. No. 1135 as Secs. 25-1, 25-2, 25-4, 25-9 and 25-13 of the 1966 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Electrical standards — See Ch. 186.
Excavations near public utility facilities — See Ch. 198, Art. II.
Utility rights-of-way — See Ch. 375.

§ 313-1 Conditions for erection and maintenance of poles.

All telegraph or telephone poles that are or may be erected or maintained in any of the streets of the city shall be permitted to be so erected and maintained only upon the following conditions:
A. 
City to have use of poles. The city and the several departments thereof shall, at all times, have the first right to occupy and use such poles or any of them for supporting any wires used or that it may be desirable to use and in such manner as the several departments may elect.
B. 
Owners and users to be responsible for damages. The owners of and all persons using or maintaining such poles shall be responsible for all damages that may result in consequence of the negligent erection, use or maintenance by such owners or users of any such poles.
C. 
Subject to regulations of the Director of Public Works. The erection, use and maintenance of all such poles shall at all times be subject to the regulations and directions of the Director of Public Works, and the owners and users of such poles upon the orders of the Director of Public Works to do so shall change the location of, repair or remove such poles.

§ 313-2 Interfering with wires without consent.

Every person who shall remove, change the location of, or in any manner interfere with, any of the wires used by the city or any department thereof, without the consent of the Director of Public Works, shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 313-3 Permission to erect, use or maintain poles required.

No person shall erect, use or maintain or shall cause to be erected, used and maintained, do any work or be employed in erecting, using and maintaining any pole in any public street of the city without permission therefor being first obtained from the Director of Public Works.

§ 313-4 Conditions for connection of premises with wires. [1]

The Director of Public Works is hereby authorized and empowered to grant licenses, giving such licensees the right to run and maintain wires in, through and across any of the public streets of the city, for the purpose of connecting thereby detached and separate portions of their own premises, upon compliance with such regulations as the Director of Public Works may make for the location and maintenance of such wires.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 313-5 Height of wires.

All wires put up or maintained under the provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance in any street in the city shall be put up and maintained at a height of not less than twenty (20) feet above the surface of such street.