- The ROW replacement should be relevant to the disruption, not to a larger than necessary area;
- The ROW replacement should not be a defacto street renovation/maintenance program;
- The ROW replacement program should not seek to place costs on the utility ratepayer for costs that are the responsibility of general government to maintain streets;
- Public and private enterprises should be treated the same (a level playing field) in all requirements as to the program including fees and permitting.
It is the sense of this blogger that the Council's Environment and Public Works Committee wishes to recommend an aggressive ROW restoration program. The fairness of that program and the impacts on individual home and business owners and each utility's ratebase of customers remains to be seen.