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Proposal to Require Notice for Permits to Work in the Public Way

The Council is currently reviewing a draft ordinance that would require a company to give you notice if they want a permit for above-ground construction in the public way near you.

Under the proposal, a notice must include

  • Name of the permit holder performing the construction
  • Purpose of the construction
  • Phone number and email for the permit holder

State laws have authority over most of what takes place in public right-of-way work, which limits what the City can require. However, to balance work performed with impact to residents, the Council is considering formalizing noticing requirements in the ordinance.

February 9, 2021 Council Discussion:

The work session included a discussion about the current notification process and other possible changes to the ordinance. Many Council Members expressed concerns with the current process and asked the Administration to come back with recommendations to simplify the process and provide more clarity in the public notices. Additionally, they directed staff to include under-ground work as part of the noticing requirements.

Read the Council staff report or watch the discussion.

Next steps:

The Council has directed staff to work with the Administration on an updated proposal which would also include under ground work. A follow up discussion (TBD) is planned before any Council action.

For questions, concerns or to submit please email or call our 24-hour comment line, 801-535-7654.

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