City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
Probation. The status of a person that has not complied with the conditions of this chapter.
Probationary Period. One year from the date that a person has been notified in writing that they have been put on probation.
Registrant. Any person who (1) has or seeks to have its equipment or facilities located in any right of way, or (2) in any way occupies or uses, or seeks to occupy or use, the right of way or place its facilities or equipment in the right of way.
Restore or Restoration. The process by which an excavated right of way and surrounding area, including pavement and foundation, is returned to the same condition and life expectancy that existed before excavation.
Restoration Cost. The amount of money paid to the city by a permittee to achieve the level of restoration according to plates 1 to 13 of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rules.
Public Right of Way or Right of Way. The area on, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, cartway, bicycle lane, or public sidewalk in which the city has an interest, including other dedicated rights of way for travel purposes and utility easements of the city. A right of way does not include the airwaves above a right of way with regard to cellular or other non-wire telecommunications or broadcast service.
Right of Way Permit. Either the excavation permit or the obstruction permit, or both, depending on the context, required by this chapter.
Right of Way User. (1) A telecommunications right of way user as defined by Minn. Stat., § 237.162, subd. 4; or (2) a person owning or controlling a facility in the right of way that is used or intended to be used for providing utility service, and who has a right under law, franchise, or ordinance to use the public right of way.
Service or Utility Service. Includes (1) those services provided by a public utility as defined in Minn. Stat. 216B.02, subds. 4 and 6; (2) services of a telecommunications right of way user, including transporting of voice or data information; (3) services of a cable communications systems as defined in Minn. Stat. ch. 238; (4) natural gas or electric energy or telecommunications services provided by the city; (5) services provided by a cooperative electric association organized under Minn. Stat., ch. 308A; and (6) water, and sewer, including service laterals, steam, cooling, or heating services.