Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16049 on 06/21/1999, Section 27-148 read as follows.

    (a) The type, location, size and general design of all street lights and street light circuits shall be as herein provided and as determined by the director of the water and light department.

    (b) Street lights may be mounted on wood, metal or concrete poles, or supports of other material specifically designed for such use and street light circuits may be placed overhead or underground.

    (c) When existing power or telephone poles are in place along a street, such poles shall be utilized for street lighting as much as possible in order to keep the total number of obstructions along the street to a minimum.

    (d) New street lights shall be of the mercury vapor high pressure sodium or other high-intensity type, generally attractive and modern in appearance, and shall be equipped with a glass or plastic refractor designed to control the light and reduce glare.  A full cutoff refractor shall be used on mast-arm mounted luminaires in residential areas.

(Code 1964, § 15.720)