Who gave the city permission to put something in my yard?

The land developer and municipality who created the building lot allow easements to be created on private property for the laying and maintenance of public utilities. These are called Public Utility Easements (PUE) and are shown (usually as dotted lines) on subdivision plats that are available at the Davis County Recorder’s Office in Farmington. The utilities that commonly have access to these easements are:

  1. Rocky Mountain Power (Pacificorp).
  2. CenturyLink
  3. Dominion Energy
  4. Comcast
  5. Syracuse City
  6. And now, Utopia through an agreement signed by the Syracuse City Council.

Sometimes specific easements are created for entities such as the North Davis Sewer District but they are usually specifically labeled rather than listed as a Public Utility Easement which is simply shown as a PUE.

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1. What is Utopia Fiber?
2. What are Fiber Optics?
3. When will it be in my area?
4. Who gave the city permission to put something in my yard?
5. Why is the city working on the house side of the sidewalk?
6. Can I tell the city they can’t come through my yard?
7. Is it required for the city to give me notice before working in my yard? How much notice is required before someone enter my yard?
8. Are other cities doing this too?
9. Who decided to let Utopia in Syracuse?
10. If I don’t want Utopia, do you need to go through my yard?
11. What if I use a different internet provider?
12. Do I have to switch to Utopia?
13. Am I being charged for this?
14. When do I get my login?
15. How much does this increase my city bill?
16. Why isn’t my internet faster, they came through my yard?
17. Who do I call if my internet service goes out?
18. Who do I call regarding the construction on my lawn?