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15.08.010 DEFINITIONS.

Whenever, in Chapters 15.08 through 15.16, the words or phrases hereinafter defined in this section are used, they shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in the following definitions unless in the given instance, the context wherein they are used clearly imports a different meaning:

(1) "Construct and use" means to construct, erect, install, lay, operate, maintain, use, repair or replace;

(2) "Gas" means natural or artificial gas, or a mixture of natural and artificial gas;

(3) "Grantee" means the person to whom the franchise contemplated in Chapters 15.08 through 15.16 has been granted, and his or her lawful successors or assigns;

(4) "Poles, wires, conduits and appurtenances" means poles, towers, supports, wires, conductors, cables, guys, studs, platforms, crossarms, braces, transformers, insulators, conduits, ducts, vaults, manholes, meters, cutouts, switches, communication circuits, appliances, attachments, appurtenances and any other property located, or to be located, in, upon, along, across, under or over streets of the City and used, or useful, in the transmitting and/or distributing of electricity, or in the transmission of telephone or telegraph messages;

(5) "Streets" means the public streets, ways, lanes, alleys, highways and similar places as the same now, or may hereafter, exist within the City.