Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
kcs3
Newbie

We are building a carriage house behind our house, adjacent to the public alley. The city requires you to build up to your property line, which put our carriage house nearly in contact with a Verizon pole and in direct contact with the group of wires coming from the pole to an adjacent property. During the construction, the wires were disconnected and are not laying across our roof deck. The pole is only inches from our structure and with the foot/hand holds, it provides easy access to the windows of our living space and the roof deck, and thereby our yard. The contractor has tried to get the matter resolved. Verizon said they were going to move the pole and reroute the wires, but only came out and moved in 2 inches. Trying to resolve the situation, I put in a service request but it was closed without any action. I am trying to get the number or email of someone who can help us get resolution. I should mention that after the wires were cut, Verizon did come out and restore service to the adjacent property by running service from another line. I spoke to the technician and asked him to do something about the pole and wires on our roof, but he did not do anything. I would appreciate some help. Thank you.

0 Likes
Re: Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

Is there a plate on pole that shows who owns it?

Is pole in use for other services?

Typically, utilities have an easment that allows them to put poles on your property.

They may refuse to move it or do so for a charge.

0 Likes
Re: Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
KH-OrnEsh1
Moderator Emeritus

This issue has been escalated to a Verizon agent.

0 Likes
Re: Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
jonjones1
Legend

@CRobGauth wrote:

Is there a plate on pole that shows who owns it?

Is pole in use for other services?

Typically, utilities have an easment that allows them to put poles on your property.

They may refuse to move it or do so for a charge.


Unless in New York 

This is where that bogus NYS Municipal Construction Surcharge is applied to all invoices not involving copper. 

In that case those gazillion dollars collected in NYS are fully covered to move poles at no charge to the customer. 

0 Likes
Re: Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
kcs3
Newbie

Will someone contact me?

0 Likes
Re: Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
KH-OrnEsh1
Moderator Emeritus

@kcs - a Verizon Agent should contact you via private message.  

0 Likes
Re: Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
DDU1
Newbie

What happens when the Easement is behind our house and the poles are in front?  There is NOTHING on our plot plan for an easement where the poles we would like to take down exist.

0 Likes
Re: Utility Pole and Disconnected Wire Repair/Relocation
CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

I would suggest you contact your local government.

There may be some other zoning that allows it.

Or not. They would be the best to tell you.

0 Likes