Town of Putnam, CT
Windham County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Putnam as §§ 166 through 172 (C). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Excavations — See Ch. 202.
Nuisances — See Ch. 235.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 273.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 312.
A. 
All contracts for lights for the City of Putnam shall be made by the Common Council, and no light or gas company shall excavate in or on any street or public ground for any pipes, wells, drains, poles or traps without a permit from the Public Works Director, and all streets or grounds excavated by any light or gas company shall be replaced and repaired and the same left in as good shape as the company found the same and to the full satisfaction of the Public Works Director and the Common Council, and all such excavations shall be protected with frames, horses, poles and lights as is provided for in other street ordinances, and said company shall not cut any tree, shrub, fence or injure any property of the City, or any of the private grounds without the full consent of the Public Works Director, or the consent of the parties owning the property, which they wish to cross or use for the purpose of setting poles or running wires, and they shall not use any buildings for their use, for running any wires or setting any wire frames on any buildings without the full consent of the owners of the building or buildings, and they shall comply with all other ordinances of the City of Putnam when they do not conflict with the company's charter rights.
B. 
All poles and posts set in any City street by any light or gas company shall be kept painted in a uniform color, and all drip from any pipes shall be carted away in a tight box or cask, and the same shall not be pumped out on any street or public or private grounds.
C. 
All pipes laid in any streets or grounds of the City must be made water- and gastight and so the same shall not cause any scent or smell to come from any pipes or drips, and when such fault shall occur and the same companies have been notified of the same by the Public Works Director, they shall repair same inside of a week or pay to said City a fine of not less than $25.
D. 
All light wiring, piping, meters, stop cocks and other gas work done in any house or building shall be of the best of the several kinds and all work of setting the same to be the best and any and all to be approved of, satisfactory to any inspection ordered by the Common Council.
E. 
Said companies shall not move any lights and light poles or set up any new lights or poles without the consent of the Director of Public Works and approval by the Common Council.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
No telephone company shall set any poles in the City of Putnam without the consent of the Public Works Director and the approval of the Common Council.
B. 
All telephone poles set in the City shall be kept neatly painted in a uniform color, and said company shall not cut any trees, shrub, fence or injure any property of the City or any of the private grounds without the full consent of the Public Works Director, or the consent of the parties owning the property which they wish to cross or use for the purpose of setting poles or running wires, and they shall not use any buildings for their use, for running any wires or setting any wire frames or any buildings without the full consent of the owners of the building or buildings, and they shall comply with all other ordinances of the City of Putnam, when the same do not conflict with state or charter rights.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).