Township of Springfield, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Springfield 5-12-1965 as Ord. No. 523, amended in its entirety 8-9-1995 by Ord. No. 809. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I General Provisions

§ 18-1 Title.

§ 18-2 Purpose; construal of provisions.

Article II Terminology

§ 18-3 Definitions; word usage.

Article III Establishment of Franchise

§ 18-4 Grant of franchise.

§ 18-5 Franchise and franchise agreement required.

§ 18-6 Franchise characteristics.

§ 18-7 Franchise subject to other laws; police power.

§ 18-8 Interpretation of franchise terms.

§ 18-9 Operation of a cable system without a franchise.

§ 18-10 Right of condemnation reserved.

Article IV Applications for Grant, Renewal or Modification of Franchises

§ 18-11 Application required.

§ 18-12 Application for grant of an initial franchise.

§ 18-13 Application for grant of a renewal franchise.

§ 18-14 Application for modification of a franchise.

§ 18-15 Filing fees.

§ 18-16 Public hearings.

Article V System Design

§ 18-17 Requirements.

§ 18-18 Minimum capacity.

§ 18-19 Description of system.

§ 18-20 Interconnection.

§ 18-21 Provision of service.

§ 18-22 Technical standards.

Article VI Minimum Facilities and Services

§ 18-23 Access channels.

§ 18-24 Emergency telecasting.

Article VII Construction Provisions

§ 18-25 System construction schedule.

§ 18-26 Construction standards.

§ 18-27 Publicizing proposed construction work.

Article VIII Operation and Reporting Provisions

§ 18-28 Open book and records.

§ 18-29 Reports required.

§ 18-30 Records required.

§ 18-31 Performance evaluation.

Article IX Consumer Protection Provisions

§ 18-32 Customer service requirements.

§ 18-33 Notice of programming changes.

§ 18-34 Reconnection.

§ 18-35 Free disconnection.

§ 18-36 Downgrade fees.

§ 18-37 Parental control option.

Article X Rate Regulation

§ 18-38 Rate charge and rate schedule.

§ 18-39 Local regulatory framework.

Article XI Franchise Fee

§ 18-40 Finding.

§ 18-41 Payment to township.

Article XII Insurance; Surety; Indemnification

§ 18-42 Insurance required.

§ 18-43 Qualifications of sureties.

§ 18-44 Policies available for review.

§ 18-45 Additional insureds; prior notice of policy cancellation.

§ 18-46 Indemnification.

§ 18-47 Indemnification for Cable Act claims.

§ 18-48 Liability of franchisee not limited.

Article XIII Security Fund; Surety Bond

§ 18-49 Security deposit.

§ 18-50 Surety bond.

§ 18-51 Effect of fund or bond on other township rights.

§ 18-52 Procedures.

§ 18-53 Immunity.

Article XIV Performance Bond

§ 18-54 Establishment of performance bond.

§ 18-55 Recovery under performance bond.

§ 18-56 Changes to performance bond amount.

§ 18-57 Qualifications of sureties.

§ 18-58 Effect of bond on other township rights.

Article XV Enforcement Remedies

§ 18-59 Available remedies.

§ 18-60 Determination of appropriate remedies.

Article XVI Transfers

§ 18-61 Township approval required.

§ 18-62 Application.

§ 18-63 Determination by township.

§ 18-64 Transferee's agreement.

§ 18-65 Approval does not constitute waiver.

Article XVII Revocation or Termination of Franchise

§ 18-66 Basis for revocation.

§ 18-67 Procedure.

§ 18-68 Revocation after bankruptcy.

§ 18-69 Revocation after foreclosure.

§ 18-70 Rights on revocation.

§ 18-71 Automatic forfeiture.

Article XVIII Rights of Individuals Protected

§ 18-72 Discriminatory practices prohibited.

§ 18-73 Equal employment opportunity.

§ 18-74 Subscriber privacy.

Article XIX Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 18-75 Compliance with applicable laws required.

§ 18-76 Severability.

§ 18-77 Emergency use.

§ 18-78 Captions.

§ 18-79 Calculation of time.

Article XX Publication; When Effective; Effect of Acceptance

§ 18-80 Publication; when effective.

§ 18-81 The franchisee bound by terms and conditions.