[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of New Rochelle 10-21-2013 by Ord. No. 164-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DOUBLE POLE
- Any damaged utility pole or utility pole from which the plant has been removed, in whole or in part, which is attached or in close proximity to a new utility pole.
- The cables, terminal, conductors and other fixtures necessary for transmitting electric, telephone, cable television or other telecommunications service.
- A public street, public easement, public right-of-way, public highway, public alley, public way, sidewalk or public road accepted or maintained by the City.
Notification, time frame for removal.
When the City determines that a utility pole in a City right-of-way is damaged and poses a potential threat to the public safety, the City shall notify any public utility with a plant on the damaged pole that it must remove its plant from the damaged pole within 15 days of receiving such notification from the City.
When the City determines that a double pole is in a City road right-of-way, the City will notify the public utility which owns the double pole that the pole must be removed within 90 days.
Permit requirements. All permits for the installation of a utility pole(s) shall include the following provision:
The permittee shall have 90 days to remove a double pole following the installation of a new pole in its immediate vicinity. Failure to do so may result in penalties as provided in § 306-3.
Any public utility that fails to remove its plant from a damaged pole within 15 days of receiving notification from the City shall be punishable by a fine of up to $250 for each such violation. Each day that the violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation,.
The failure to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of up to $250 for each violation. Each day that the violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.