Sec. 35-24. Unlawful to install and/or expand communications systems without a franchise.
The Council of the City of Lynchburg has determined that it is in the best interests of the City and its citizens to regulate and grant franchises to entities desiring to construct, operate and maintain communications systems within the public streets, alleys, public grounds or other public rights-of-way.
No corporation, association, person, partnership, or any other entity, whether public or private, profit or not for profit, shall construct, operate, expand or maintain a public or private communication system, any type of transmitter/receiver system, any telecommunication system, or any other system of any nature whatsoever for the purpose of transmitting or receiving voice, data, video or image signals in any of the City's streets, alleys, public grounds or other public rights-of-way without first obtaining a franchise from the Lynchburg City Council.
No corporation, association, person, partnership, or any other entity, which currently has a franchise from the city to maintain electric, gas, light, power, telephone, cable television, or any other services in the City's streets, alleys, public grounds, or other public rights-of-way shall expand, sell, lease or transfer their equipment and facilities to include any of the activities listed above without first obtaining a modification of their existing franchise from the City specifically permitting such activities.
Any violation of this section shall be punishable as a class 1 misdemeanor and each day such violation continues shall be punishable as a separate offense. In addition to the other penalties provided herein the City shall have the right to petition the judge of the circuit court for a court order injoining any violation of this section. (Ord. No. O-95-132, 5-23-95)
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