Sec. 23B.7. Public hearing by council.

The council may call public hearings to ascertain whether the public necessity, health, safety or welfare requires the removal of poles, overhead wires and associated overhead structures within designated areas of the city and the underground installation of wires and facilities for supplying electric, communication, or similar or associated service. The city clerk shall notify all affected property owners as shown on the last equalized assessment roll and utilities concerned by mail of the time and place of such hearings at least ten days prior to the date thereof, which notice shall contain a general description by the city engineer of the nature of the work to be caused to be done by affected property owners, pursuant to the requirements of section 23B.14, and notification that it is the responsibility of each affected property owner to obtain an estimate of the cost of doing such work. Each such hearing shall be open to the public and may be continued from time to time. At each such hearing all persons interested shall be given an opportunity to be heard. The decision of the council shall be final and conclusive. (Ord. No. 975, § 2; Ord. No. 742, § 2.)