Richard Smith, P.E., PTOE, Managing Engineer
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ORDINANCES FOR OPERATION OF EXISTING PIPELINES AND CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF NEW PIPELINES IN PUBLIC STREETS; AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, HOUSTON, TEXAS; CONTAINING FINDINGS AND OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE FOREGOING SUBJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, the City has previously set forth terms and conditions for the construction, operation, and maintenance of pipelines in public streets within the City, which terms and conditions are codified in Chapter 40, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; and,
WHEREAS, the City Council finds and determines that the following revisions to Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas, are advisable and in the best interests of the City, because they will facilitate emergency response, and minimize the cost of future public works and utilities of the City by providing an orderly process for permitting and a central record of all such pipelines;
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS:
Section 1. That the findings contained in the preamble of this Ordinance are determined to be true and correct and are hereby adopted.
Section 2. That Article IX of Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"ARTICLE IX. PIPELINES, CONDUITS, ETC., ACROSS, ALONG OR UNDER STREETS"
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