Section 10-5 Placement, screening and relocation of facilities.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19672 on 09/17/2007, Section 10-5 read as follows.
Any franchise shall be issued in the form of
a written agreement between the city and the
franchisee. The city manager shall execute a franchise agreement on behalf of the city only when
specifically authorized to do so by an ordinance enacted by the city council.
(a) As used in this section, facilities
means cabinets or other structures more than four (4)
feet in height or eight (8) square feet in area that are used in providing video services.
(b) Facilities shall not be placed in any location
that would create a safety hazard by
blocking the line of sight of any person operating a motor vehicle.
(c) Facilities shall not be located where they will
interfere with any public structures or with
the use of public property.
(d) Video service providers shall screen all their
facilities from view on all sides using
plants, landscaping materials, ornamental fences, walls, or any combination of these screening
methods. Screening shall be designed to achieve at least eighty percent (80%) opacity at the time
of installation or, where plants are used, within two (2) years of planting. Screening must be
equally effective in winter and in summer. Video service providers shall be responsible for
properly installing and maintaining the screening.
(e) Video service providers shall give notice to all
property owners within one hundred
eighty-five (185) feet of the site of a facility, at least forty-eight (48) hours before any
installation, replacement or expansion of the facility. The notice shall include a detailed
description of the work to be done, the exact location of the work and the time and duration when
the work shall be done.
(f) Video service providers shall remove or relocate
facilities at their expense when removal
or relocation is necessary to accommodate construction, improvement or maintenance of streets
or other public works, excluding minor beautification projects.
(g) To the extent consistent with federal and state
law, video service providers shall be
subject to all other applicable city ordinances and regulations pertaining to the installation of
(Ord. No. 18917, § 2, 3-6-06)