Chapter 10 FRANCHISE REGULATIONS*
Section 10-5 Placement, screening and relocation of facilities.
(a) As used in this section, facilities means
cabinets or other structures
that are used in
providing video services and that are
fifty-four (54) inches
in height or
feet in area
, exclusive of pads or bases
Facilities does not include utility poles.
(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
, where feasible,
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; Ord. No. 19672, § 2, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 19757, § 1, 12-3-07)
(Ord. 19757, Amended, 12/03/2007, Prior Text; Ord. 19672, Repealed and Replaced, 09/17/2007, Prior Text; Ord. 18917, Added, 03/06/2006)