[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 12-1-1998 by Ord. No. 2084-98. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The telecommunications provider must present proof that it is authorized by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to operate in New Jersey.
The telecommunications provider must present proof of permission and consent from the owner(s) of any public utility poles to be used by the telecommunication company that said use is authorized.
The telecommunications company must present to the township a complete itemization of all equipment to be installed.
The telecommunications company must present a certification to the township that the installation of its equipment on utility poles does not adversely affect the structural integrity of the utility pole.
The telecommunications company must agree in writing to indemnify the Township of Maplewood from any and all liability and damages arising from its negligence in connection with the installation, maintenance or use of its telecommunications equipment within the township and further agrees to provide the township with a certificate of insurance in an amount not less than $5,000,000, naming the township as an additional named insured. The telecommunications company must provide a new certificate of insurance on or before January 1 of each year.
In the course of installation or maintenance of its equipment within the township, the telecommunications company will coordinate any such installations or maintenance of its equipment with the police department to insure that traffic is not adversely effected within the township. If required by the Police Chief, the telecommunications company will hire, at its sole cost and expense, appropriate police officers to direct traffic to ensure the public safety.
Each applicant for authorization to install a telecommunications system within the township must complete annually (on or before February 1) an application which is obtainable from Township Clerk and pay an application fee of $250 annually or portion thereof.
This chapter shall take effect on January 1, 1999, after final passage and publication according to law.