CHAPTER 23B. UNDERGROUND UTILITIES.
Article II. Underground Utility Districts.
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.)