Requiring wires to be placed underground — See 3rd Class § 2403(50) (53 P.S. § 37403 (50)).
Signs on poles prohibited — See GEN. OFF. 713.01.
[Ord. 97-1959 § 1, passed 10-6-1959]
No public utility corporation shall construct, maintain or use electric power transmission lines having a capacity in excess of 50,000 volts (50 K.V.) overhead, along, through and across any public highway, street or alley in any area of the City classified as residential under the Zoning Code now in force or any future enactment or amendment of same, unless specifically authorized by resolution of Council in accordance with the provisions of this article.
[Ord. 97-1959 § 2, passed 10-6-1959]
Where a street forms a boundary between an area zoned as residential and an area of other classification, the terms of this article shall not apply to any such electric power transmission line located entirely on the side of such street which is classified as other than residential.
[Ord. 97-1959 § 3, passed 10-6-1959]
Application for authorization to construct, maintain or use such electric power transmission line shall be made in writing to Council by the public utility corporation desiring to maintain the same, accompanied by detailed plans showing the type and manner of construction, materials and location of same. Upon receipt of such application, the same shall be referred to the City Engineer and the City Electrician for their report and recommendations thereon. The City Electrician and the City Engineer shall report their recommendations on the application to Council within 20 days of the action of Council referring the same to them.
Thereafter, Council, by resolution, may authorize the construction, maintenance or use of such line under such terms, provisions, restrictions, guarantees and assurances as Council may require. Any such authorization shall be subject to such continuing and further regulation as Council may provide.
[Ord. 97-1959 § 4, passed 10-6-1959]
Any authorization granted by Council under the terms of this article for the construction, maintenance or use of such electric power transmission lines shall be subject to the condition that where the City shall change the grade or width of any highway, street, alley or public way or where the City, in the construction, laying repair or replacement of any pavement, street, curb, water pipe, sewer pipe or any other municipal works, finds it necessary to change the location of any such electric power transmission line maintained or constructed under the terms of this article, the electric power transmission line, its poles, supports and other appurtenant structures shall be shifted, moved or altered, at the cost or expense of the owners thereof, to such places as shall be directed by the City Engineer.
[Ord. 97-1959 § 5, passed 10-6-1959]
All public utility corporations authorized to construct, maintain and use electric power transmission lines under the provisions of this article shall, in the installation, maintenance and repair thereof, replace, resurface and repair in good order the sidewalks, curbs, paving and streets in such locations under the direction of and to the satisfaction of the City Engineer.
[Ord. 97-1959 § 6, passed 10-6-1959]
Nothing in this article shall be deemed to repeal any prior ordinance of the City or any provision of such ordinance requiring the installation of electric wires and cables in the underground conduits of the City where such conduits are available for transmission lines of the type and capacity subject to this article.
[Ord. 97-1959 § 8, passed 10-6-1959]
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this article shall be fined not more than $300. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.