Audio: City of Kosciusko restricting the time companies can dig and excavate while laying cable


No more late night work for utility companies laying fiber optic cable in Kosciusko.

The city is cracking down on crews who’ve been out as late as 9:30 p.m..

“We are just restricting the hours of service, you know, for, non-emergency work from 6 a.m. in the morning to 6 p.m. at night,” said Mayor Tim Kyle.

According to Kyle, City Hall has received several calls and complaints about crews digging in yards and working late into the evening hours.

Kyle says the city is also limiting those companies to a maximum of 2500ft of cable each day because the workers who have to go out and mark other utility lines ahead of those crews were having a hard time keeping up.

The changes to the ordinance reflect restrictions other cities and municipalities have placed on digging crews.

Audio: Tim Kyle explains the amendments to the excavation ordinance during the May 24 segment of “Minute with the Mayor.”

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