The purpose of this chapter is to insure uniform and reasonable installation of public utility service on and along County public highway right-of-ways that will protect and preserve the highway corridor potential for future expansion, construction and growth and to insure that future improvements in or along the public highway right-of-ways may occur at a reasonable cost to the County taxpayer.
For use in this chapter, the following terms or words are defined:
“Highway corridor” means the highway right-of-way and all that area within 150 feet of the center-line of a County highway.
“Public utility” means all cable, pipeline and tile lines constructed either underground or above ground on a County public highway right-of-way or within 1 hundred fifty (150) feet of the center-line of a County highway and includes but is not limited to the following: water lines, tile lines, pipelines, storm sewer lines, and sanitary sewer lines.
35.03 Application & Permit Application and permit (PDF) for construction or reconstruction of a public utility shall be in the form as shown in the Appendix to this Code of Ordinances. Such forms are available from the office of the County Engineer. An application for and permit approved by the County Engineer shall be obtained prior to construction of any public utility on a County highway right-of-way or within the highway corridor.