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City of Stewart - Notice

City of Stewart
ORDINANCE NO. 166
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO RS FIBER COOP BY STEWART, MINNESOTA, TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A CABLE SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF STEWART, SETTING FORTH CONDITIONS ACCOMPANYING THE GRANT OF THE FRANCHISE, PROVIDING FOR REGULATION AND USE OF THE SYSTEM AND THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY, AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS HEREIN.
The City of Stewart ordains:
STATEMENT OF INTENT AND PURPOSE
The City intends, by the adoption of this Franchise, to bring about the further development of a Cable System, and the continued operation of it. Such a development can contribute significantly to the communication needs and desires of residents of the City. Further, the City may achieve better utilization and improvement of public services with the development and operation of a Cable System.
Past studies by the City have led the way for organizing a means of procuring and securing a Cable System which, in the judgment of the City, is best suited to meet the needs of the community. This has resulted in the preparation and adoption of this Franchise.
FINDINGS
In the review of the request for a cable franchise by RS Fiber Coop (“Grantee” ) and negotiations related thereto, and as a result of a public hearing, the City makes the following findings:
1.The Grantee’s technical ability, financial condition, legal qualifications, and character were considered and approved in a full public proceeding after due notice and a reasonable opportunity to be heard;
2.Grantee’s plans for constructing, upgrading, and operating the System were considered and found adequate and feasible in a full public proceeding after due notice and a reasonable opportunity to be heard;
3.The Franchise granted to Grantee by the City comoplies with the existinbg applicable Minnesota Statutes, federal laws and regulations; and
4.The Franchise granted to Grantee is nonexclusive.
A complete copy of Ordinance Number 166 can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office of Stewart.
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle February 28, 2018)