§ 14. Grantee's Property—Abandonment.  

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  • (a)

    In the event that the use of any part of the BTN system is discontinued for any reason for a continuous period of twelve months, or in the event such system or property has been installed in any street or public place without complying with the requirements of this franchise, or the franchise has been terminated, canceled, or has expired, the Grantee shall promptly, upon being given ten days' notice, remove from the streets or public place all such property and poles of such system other than any which the City Engineer may permit to be abandoned in place. In the event of such removal, the Grantee shall promptly restore the street or other area from which such property has been removed to a condition satisfactory to the City Engineer.


    Any property of the Grantee remaining in place one hundred and eighty (180) days after the termination or expiration of the franchise shall be considered permanently abandoned. The City Engineer may extend such time not to exceed an additional thirty days.


    Any property of the Grantee to be abandoned in place shall be abandoned in such manner as the City Engineer shall prescribe. Upon permanent abandonment of the property of the Grantee in place, the property shall become that of the City, and the Grantee shall submit to the City Engineer an instrument in writing to be approved by the City Attorney, transferring to the City the ownership of such property.