So, you're walking outside in your slippers and robe to grab the paper (wait, people still subscribe to the paper?). Stay with me, I'm setting up my post.
You wave to your neighbor as she heads off to work and bend down to pick up the daily rag. The next thing you know you're waist deep in a hole that's been dug without your knowledge. That's what happened to a local Fort Thomas resident recently:
We followed up with City Administrator, Don Martin to find our the answer. Here's what Martin had to say:
If Cincinnati Bell has an easement through a private property, then they can access that easement to maintain, repair and improve their infrastructure. Property owners can determine if an easement exists on their property by reviewing their deed, which is available at the records room at the Campbell County Court House. The City of Fort Thomas does not manage or have any type of oversight of easements on, over or through any private property for any company or utility.
However, Cincinnati Bell does have an easement in most of our city rights-of-ways. Therefore, if the work in question is within the public right-of-way, Cincinnati Bell and their subcontractors are permitted to maintain, repair and improve their infrastructure. Without knowing where the work in question is occurring I cannot provide any additional information about whether or not the work is within the public right-of-way.