The County uses its public right-of-way to construct, operate, maintain and change its highways and other transportation related infrastructure and appurtenances.
Also, the County regulates other uses it may permit in its right-of-way.
Public utilities and
quasi-public utilities (private utility companies regulated by the
Public Utility Commission) by regulation are allowed to use the public
right-of-way, subject to permit by the road authority, for installation,
operation and maintenance of its facilities. Utilities may include
water, sewer, electric, gas, telecommunications, and cable television
These utilities are permitted in the public
right-of-way as their services provide benefits to the community. Each
utility is required to maintain its facilities as well as restore county
highway, drainage facilities and turf, which are damaged due to utility
work within the public right-of-way.