public easement


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public easement

n. the right of the general public to use certain streets, highways, paths or airspace. In most cases the easement came about through reservation of the right when land was deeded to individuals or by dedication of the land to the government. In some cases public easements come by prescription (use for many years) such as a pathway across private property down to the ocean. Beach access has been the source of controversy between government and private owners in many seaboard states. (See: easement, prescriptive easement)

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In both instances there was to be no compensation or payment to Dolan for these public easements.
The Supreme Court held that there was little benefit to Dolan directly from the public easements.
In both instances, there was to be no compensation or payment to Dolan for these public easements.
State and local political subdivisions and special districts are hereby directed to temporarily provide full and complete access to existing highway, utility, and other public easements and state-owned or controlled land for these same purposes, and for only the duration in which this specific declaration remains in effect.
At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Monday, Stewart argued that the tax rate cable providers pay is justified because they use the resources of a local municipality - such as public easements - to deliver their service.
In their push for forced access regulations, some telecom firms have claimed that private easements should be treated as public easements such that by admitting one telecom firm, owners have consented to the occupation of their property by other firms.
Most Wilderness Areas and other reserved lands are in public ownership or are protected by public easements on private lands.
Services concession:Management concession of all stages of management, detection, liquidation, voluntary collection and coercive of the fee for occupation of public spaces and areas and private areas subject to public easements (COSAP), the fee installing advertising media (CIMP) , the daily waste disposal fee (Tariq), the rights for public advertising displays (DPA) and the bill-posting service.
3 miles within private and public easements and roadways, connecting to existing TCSD facilities and pipelines.
Tenders are invited for Cutting or removal of trees and stumps at selected city locations including street right-of-ways, public grounds, or public easements across private property.
But they also must clean the lines in public easements on private property.
The district is in the process of obtaining public easements so people can legally hike to the mountaintop, said Al Church, assistant general manager.

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