[HISTORY: Adopted by Common Council of City of North Tonawanda 3-21-1969; effective 3-28-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever any public utilities operating within the City of North Tonawanda by and under a franchise from the City of North Tonawanda or from the State of New York or other municipal authority shall cause any construction work to be done within the boundaries of any highways within the City of North Tonawanda, such utility shall pay to the City of North Tonawanda a fee for such construction as specified below:
For the erection and construction of any telephone or electric service poles, a fee of $1 for each pole erected.
For the underground installation of any lines or other facility of the utility within the highway boundary but not within the limits of the paved portion of the highway, a fee of $25.
For any cut or excavation made within the limits of the paved portion of the highway, including the curbing thereof, a fee of $150.
Before any such construction, erection or installation shall be made, the utility desiring to make such construction, erection or installation shall file a work plan in the office of the City Engineer at the City Hall, and, upon the City Engineer's approval, shall then pay to the City Clerk the fee specified above. Upon payment of such fee, the City Clerk shall issue to the utility a receipt for the payment of such fee specifying the location where such construction, erection or installation is to be offered and the nature of such construction, erection or installation.
Any of such utility companies failing to file the work plan with the City Engineer's office or failing to pay for and acquire such permit shall be subject to a fine of not more than $50 for the first of such violations, and of not more than $500 for any subsequent violation.