[HISTORY: Article I adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Aberdeen (now Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen) as indicated in article history. Subsequent articles adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Poles, Wires and Conduits
[Adopted 6-28-1927 by Ord. No. 46 (Ch. A149, Art. I of the 1990 Code)]
The use of the streets and alleys of the City for the construction, maintenance and operation on, in, under, along or through the same of telephone, telegraph and electric distribution lines and systems, poles, wires, conduits, ducts, manholes, stations, apparatus and equipment, whether now or hereafter erected, constructed or installed, shall at all times be subject to regulation by the Mayor and Council.
[Amended 7-11-1983; 6-14-1993 by Ord. No. 414-93; 10-27-2003 by Ord. No. 641-03]
For each and every pole heretofore or hereafter erected upon any of said streets or alleys by any person, firm or corporation for the purpose of stringing thereon telephone, telegraph or electric wires or cables or as a part of any telephone, telegraph or electrical distribution system, there shall be paid to said City of Aberdeen an annual charge of $30, and likewise there shall be paid to said City of Aberdeen an annual charge of $15 for each and every 100 feet of conduit laid in, under or through any of the streets or alleys of said City for the purpose of erecting telephone, telegraph or electric wires or as a part of any telephone, telegraph or electrical distribution system.
The aforesaid charges as set forth in § A545-2 of this ordinance shall be due and payable on November 1 in each year accounting from the first of November 1927.
Nothing contained in this ordinance nor the collection of the charges hereby imposed shall be taken to exempt the property of any person, firm or corporation owning the poles and conduits which are hereby subjected to said charges from assessment and taxation for municipal purposes as other property located within the limits of said City is assessed and taxed.
The right is hereby expressly reserved to said Mayor and Council to alter, amend or repeal the provisions of this ordinance whenever the public interest may so require.
This ordinance shall take effect from the date of its passage.