Sec. 20-1-7. Exception in case of emergency.

This chapter shall not prevent any person from maintaining any pipe or conduit lawfully on or under any public street or public service easement, or from excavating as necessary for preservation of life or property when an urgent necessity therefor arises during hours when offices of the city are closed; except that the person making an emergency use or encroachment on a public street or public service easement shall apply for a permit therefor within one calendar day after the offices of the city are again opened. (Ord. No. 1201, § 2 (part).)