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The permittee shall submit a written construction schedule to the Department of Public Works before commencing any work in or about the public rights-of-way. At the City’s request, the construction schedule shall include a best estimate deadline for completion of construction. The schedule is subject to approval by the Director of Public Works. The permittee shall further notify the Department of Public Works not less than two working days in advance of commencing the project under the issued permit for excavation or work in the public rights-of-way. When advance notice is not possible because of an emergency, the permittee shall give notice within 24 hours of the excavation or work. When feasible, permittee shall contact all other grantees or utilities located within the public right-of-way where construction is to occur. The purpose of the contact is to determine if joint projects are feasible to minimize duplication of work and unnecessary excavation. For those grantees or utilities expressing interest in a joint project, permittee shall give them reasonable notice of the particular dates on which open trenching exists. Upon mutual agreement, permittee shall make the trench available to grantees and utilities for installation of conduit, pedestals, vaults, laterals, wires, lines or equipment. The payment for the cost of trenching and installation shall be as mutually agreed to by the parties. Provided permittee demonstrates a good faith attempt to coordinate, the City shall not withhold issuance of any permit due to the inability of the permittee and any grantee utility to agree upon scheduling of the project and/or reimbursement of costs associated with the project. (Ord. 2850 § 12, amended, 10/19/1999)

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