[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bradford 6-11-1974 as Ord. No. 2949. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words and terms, as used in this chapter, shall have the meanings hereby respectively ascribed thereto:
- Includes any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
- UTILITY POLE
- Includes any pole erected upon or along any street, alley or sidewalk in the City of Bradford or upon any public grounds of the city and used to carry wires, cables and other fixtures and/or appurtenances.
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
Every person owning or having control of any utility pole in the City of Bradford shall place and maintain upon every such pole an identifying mark indicating the name or initials of such person and the number of such pole. Such person shall also file with the City Council or its authorized representative and thereafter maintain in an up-to-date condition an accurate map, plan or list showing the location of every such pole owned or controlled by such person.
Every person owning or having control of any utility pole in the City of Bradford shall make available upon such pole, free of any cost, charge or rental, space for city police and/or fire alarm wires and shall give the city, its agents and employees free access to every such pole for the purpose of installing, repairing, maintaining and removing such wires.
Every person owning or having control of any utility pole shall be required to pay to the city, for the use thereof, an annual license fee of twenty-five cents ($0.25) for every such pole so owned or controlled. The city shall bill every such person for such license fee annually in the month of July, such billing to be based upon the number of poles maintained in the city as indicated upon the map, plan or list referred to in § 160-2 of this chapter. Such fee shall be due and payable within thirty (30) days after the billing date and if not paid within such time shall be delinquent. Thereafter, a penalty of five per centum (5%) shall be added to such delinquent bill in the first month of delinquency, with an additional penalty of one per centum (1%) a month for as long as such fee shall remain unpaid.