Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-221 Extension of service.
(a) Any potential customer desiring Columbia Terminal rail
service to property abutting or
with access to the Columbia Terminal right-of-way may make application to the director for such
(b) The Columbia Terminal shall construct, own and maintain
any switch, turnout, track or
facility located on Columbia Terminal right-of-way as is necessary to extend service to the
applicant. The applicant shall advance the entire cost of the Columbia Terminal facility prior to
construction. The applicant shall have the option of installing the facilities, provided they are
built in accordance with plans and specifications furnished by the Columbia Terminal and the
cost of such installation is approved in advance by the Columbia Terminal.
(c) The applicant shall own and maintain all facilities that
are located off the Columbia
Terminal right-of-way and shall:
(1) Construct any switch, turnout,
track or facilities necessary for rail service to the property
at its own cost, according to standards and specifications provided by the Columbia Terminal and
along an alignment approved by the director.
(2) Maintain all switches, turnouts,
track or facilities constructed by the applicant in a
condition acceptable to the director.
(3) If any portion of the track must
be located upon property not owned by the applicant, the
applicant will obtain from the owners of such property a license, in a form acceptable to the
director, for the Columbia Terminal to use such land for railway purposes at no cost to the
(4) If the track must cross any public
road or street, the applicant shall obtain such permits as
are necessary and construct such crossing and comply with all the requirements of public
authority relating to such crossing at its own expense.
(5) The applicant shall purchase such
insurance as the director deems necessary to indemnity
and hold harmless the Columbia Terminal for any loss, damage or injury as a result of Columbia
Terminal operation on track constructed or maintained by the applicant.
(d) The director is authorized to require such other conditions
as he deems necessary for the
safe and economical provision of service.
(Ord. No. 12209, § 1, 4-3-89)