Table Xiii: Franchises  


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  • Ord. No.DateDescription
    Lou.- -1886Agreement granting Ohio Valley Telephone Company or its successors the right to erect poles, fixtures, wires, pipes, cables and conductors to operate its telephone lines within the city.
    Lou.- -1890Agreement granting Gooch Electric Company and its successors the right to erect poles, fixtures, wires, and other necessary appliances for furnishing power within the city.
    Lou. 168-19066-18-1906An ordinance concerning telegraph, telephone, electric and power wires within the city operated by Western Union.
    Lou. 220-196211-14-1962An ordinance granting to South Central Bell a revocable street privilege for the construction, maintenance, and operation of telephone booths on city property and streets.
    Lou. 142-197210-24-1972An ordinance establishing the conditions for awarding a 15 year nonexclusive franchise to construct and operate a cable TV franchise.
    Lou. 163-197311-26-1973
    11-26-1988
    Ordinance granting a cable TV franchise right to River City Cable or its successors.
    Lou. 126-197410-15-1974An ordinance amending Section IV of Ordinance No. 142-1972 for constructing and operating a cable TV franchise.
    Lou. Res. 30-19754-28-1975A resolution granting River City Cable additional time to complete the cable TV franchise granted by Ord. 163-1973.
    Lou. 91-19769-17-1976
    9-17-1996
    An ordinance granting a 20-year franchise to Louisville Gas & Electric for laying, maintaining, and operating within the city a system for transmitting, distributing and selling gas for heating and other purposes.
    Lou. Res. 44-1978 7-12-1978A resolution relating to the Cable Television Franchise Created by Ord. 142-1972 and Ord. 163-1973.
    Lou. 106-197810- 5-1978An ordinance authorizing Director of Public Works to grant and award a cable television franchise to C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc., which was previously River City Cable TV, Inc.
    Lou. 107-197810- 5-1978An ordinance amending the cable television franchise of C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc., to provide definitions and set rates for certain services.
    Jeff. 29-197912-21-1979Granting of a non-exclusive 15 year cable communications system franchise, to Storer Communications of Jefferson County, Inc., for the construction and operation of a cable communications system and a community antennae cable communications system within the confines of the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County, Kentucky.
    Jeff. 1-19801-3-1980Relating to ratifying Ordinance No. 29, series 1979.
    Jeff. 7-19812-10-1981Establishing terms, conditions, and consideration for the non-exclusive right of cable television franchise holders to construct and maintain community antennae television cables (CATV interconnecting systems) over, under, and across the public streets, alleys, and public grounds located within the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Kentucky, and setting forth conditions accompanying the licensing of said right.
    Lou. Res. 92-198012-16-1980A resolution approving a Memorandum of Agreement with C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc. accelerating the construction time table, and providing for an institutional network, two way activation, increased channel capacity and rates and services.
    Lou. 108-19826- 1-1982An ordinance amending the cable franchise of C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc., to add definitions and set cable rates.
    Lou. 78-19853-29-1985
    3-29-2005
    Ordinance renewing cable TV franchise right to Times Mirror Cable Televisions, Inc. or its successors for a 20-year term and amending Ord. 142-1972.
    Lou. Res. 68-19853-29-1985Resolution authorizing the assignment and transfer of cable franchise from Times Mirror Cable Television, Inc. to Storer Communications of Jefferson County, Inc.
    Lou. Res. 313-199211-25-1992Resolution granting approval to the assignment of a cable TV franchise within the city from Storer-TKR Cable to TKR Cable through the end of the 20-year term.  3-29-2005
    Jeff. 32-199412-20-1994Approving the renewal and amendment of the franchise agreement for Community Antenna Television (CATV) services of TCI TKR of Jefferson County, Inc., d/b/a TKR Cable of Greater Louisville, including provisions for insurance, reports and records, consumer practices, consumer protection measures, construction, and construction-related practices, franchise fees, and operation procedures, and health, safety, and welfare measures.
    Lou. 96-19956-30-1995Ordinance to provide for the granting of one or more nonexclusive franchises for telecommunication services within the city and the process under which said franchise shall be granted.
    Lou. 288-199712-18-1997Ordinance creating a franchise for laying, maintaining and operating in the streets of the City, a system of mains, pipes and appliances for the transmission, distribution and sale of gas; and also providing for the sale of such franchise.
    Lou. Res. 81-19983-26-1998Resolution approving the transfer and assignment of the cable television franchise from TCI TKR of Jefferson County, Inc., d/b/a TKR Cable of Greater Louisville to Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P.
    Lou. 76-19985-12-1998Ordinance approving the renewal of the franchise agreement for community antenna television (CATV) services of TCI TKR of Jefferson County, Inc. d/b/a TKR Cable of Greater Louisville, simultaneous with the closing date of the sale of the cable system and transfer of the franchise to Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P.
    Lou. 124-19986-29-1998Ordinance creating a franchise for laying, maintaining and operating in the streets of the City, a system of mains, pipes and appliances for the transmission, distribution and sale of gas; and also providing for the sale of such franchise.
    Lou. Res. 137-19987-20-1998Resolution accepting the bid of Louisville Gas and Electric Company, for the franchise created by Ordinance No. 124, Series 1998, of the City of Louisville for a gas franchise.
    Lou. 195-19989-18-1998Ordinance amending Ord. 96-1995, to provide for the granting of one or more nonexclusive franchises for telecommunication services within the city and the process by which they will be granted.
    Lou. 14-19992-25-1999Ordinance adopting a rate order directing and ordering Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P. to cease and desist from passing along to its customers its costs for state and local taxes; to reduce rates by $2.31 per month; to make refunds of overcharges; in regard to Intermedia’s rate request submission for basic cable television services submitted around March 1, 1998, on Form 1240 for the City.
    Lou. Res. 134-19999-16-1999Resolution approving the transfer of operating control of the community antenna television franchise held by Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P. from Intermedia Capital Management, VI, LLC to Insight Communications Company, L.P., subject to certain amendments to the CATV franchise agreement dated April 22, 1998.
    Lou. 072-20007-11-2000Ordinance providing for the publication by the City of Louisville of a request for proposals from persons wishing to be considered for a competitive franchise to erect, install, maintain, operate, repair, replace, remove or restore a cable system within the geographical limits of the City of Louisville.
    Lou. 149-200010-30-2000Ordinance creating a franchise to erect, install, maintain, operate, repair, replace, remove or restore in the streets, avenues, alleys and public ways of the City of Louisville; a cable, television system; and also providing for the sale of said franchise (as amended).
    Lou.Res. 249-200011-15-2000Resolution accepting the bid of Totalink of Kentucky, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, for the cable
    Lou. Res. 036-20013-27-2001Resolution accepting Insight Cable Channel 25 as the Government Access Channel, naming said channel Greater Louisville Television (GLTV), accepting management responsibilities for said government access channel, naming Mr. Jim Mayer as Channel Manager and establishing guidelines for GLTV management and programming, as referenced in Ordinance 76-1998, as amended.
    Metro 77-20056-13-2005Repealing Ordinance 114-2000, and Resolution 187-2000 of the former City of Louisville, Kentucky creating a non-exclusive cable television franchise, and granting the same to Knology of Louisville, Inc.
    Metro 87-20056-13-2005Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Telcove of Kentucky Inc. pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances (as amended).
    Metro 169-200510-31-2005Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Xspedius Management Co. of Louisville, LLC d/b/a Xspeduis Communications pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances.
    Metro 22-20062-28-2006Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Louisville Data Link, LLC. pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances; and terminating a previous franchise approved by Jefferson County Resolution 55-2002.
    Metro 51-20063-28-2006Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Wiltel Communications, LLC pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances; and terminating previous license agreements entered into with the former City of Louisville, and with Jefferson County, Kentucky.
    Metro 53-20083-27-2008Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Zayo Bandwidth, Inc. pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances.
    Metro 92-20146-13-2014Authorizing the Louisville Metro Government to bid a gas franchise agreement.