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City of Independence
BILL NO. 17-043Ord.No:          18741

Agenda Title:

17-043 - 2R. An ordinance amending Chapter 17 of the Independence City Code, by repealing and replacing Article 5, Management of Public Rights-of-Way, and due to conflicting sections in the Independence City Code, repealing Section 20.19.003, Permitting Provisions for the Construction of New Facilities.

Approval of the ordinance is recommended.
Executive Summary:

This ordinance will replace Article 5 in Chapter 17 of the City Code.  The article addresses requirements for the use and management of City street right-of-way.  

This ordinance replaces Article 5 of Chapter 17 in the City Code.  The City has street right-of-way that needs management and protection of public safety.  Utility companies, property owners, and contractors have construction activities and manage facilities in the right-of-way. The ordinance provides the requirements for those construction activities and utility services. It is intended to help the city better monitor and regulate telecommunications equipment and poles that are placed in the right-of-way, to the extent allowed by state law. 

Fiscal Impact:

The Right-of-Way Permit fee is proposed to be established based upon a targeted cost recovery of 100 percent of program administration costs. A new Right-of-Way User fee is established through this ordinance; the fee will be reflected in the Schedule of Fees as updated from time to time.

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted