[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport 5-2-1905 by Ord. No. 56, approved 5-8-1905 (Ch. 112 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
All wooden, steel and iron poles upon the streets and alleys of the Borough of Bridgeport carrying electrically charged wires shall be inspected daily by the Inspector or Deputy Inspector of Poles, whose appointment is hereby provided for. Unsafe and unsound poles shall be reported to the Inspector, who shall at once notify the individual or corporation using or in control of such poles to forthwith replace them with safe and sound poles. Notice may be served upon corporations by their local superintendent, manager, clerk or other accessible employee. In the event of neglect or refusal of such individual or corporation so notified to satisfactorily remedy the cause of complaint, the Inspector shall report the same in writing to the next regular or special meeting of the Police Committee of the Borough Council, which said Committee shall have full power and authority to remove from public streets or alleys of said Borough such defective and dangerous poles. If, after 48 hours' notice, from the Chairman or any member of said Police Committee to the proper corporation through any of its above-named officers or employees, said individual or corporation shall neglect or refuse to remedy the complaint and to remove said pole or poles, the costs of such removal shall be charged to and recovered from such individual or corporation using, owning or controlling said poles, by suit before any Magisterial District Judge of the Borough.
The Police Committee shall annually commend to the Borough Council, at its first meeting in April or as soon afterwards as may be convenient, a suitable person to be Inspector of Poles and also, at the same time, shall give the names of the proper persons to be Deputy Inspectors, which Inspector and Deputy Inspectors shall be elected by the Borough Council. The Inspector and Deputy Inspectors may at the same time hold a position as police officer of said Borough.
If the Borough Council sees fit, it shall be the duty of the Inspectors to have charge of and direct the required inspection of all wooden, steel or iron poles carrying electrically charged wires; to make the necessary reports and serve the prescribed notice concerning them; to keep a record of the work of himself and his deputies and all defective poles; to deliver certificates of inspection; and to affix to every licensed pole a numbered metal license tag to be provided by the Borough and to remain Borough property and to be removed upon default in payment of license fees.
The duties of the Deputy Inspectors shall be the same as the Inspector, but they shall be subject to and under the direction of the Inspector.