(A)   Proceedings for the renewal of a cable television franchise for the Town, whether the franchise was granted prior to or after the effective date of this chapter, shall be governed by, and the Council hereby adopts, the procedures for franchise renewal set forth in § 626 of the Act (47 USC 546), as the same may be amended from time to time, and by any other applicable provision of the Act or state law.
   (B)   All notices required to be given in renewal proceedings shall be published in accordance with the provisions of I.C. 5-3-1 and shall be given to the affected cable operator by first-class mail sent at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled proceeding. The cable operator shall also give notice at its expense of all public hearings and meetings of the Council, any Council Committee or Advisory Committee to be held in connection with the renewal proceedings. The form and content of the notice given by the cable operator shall be prescribed or approved by the Town Manager. Notice shall be given as follows:
      (1)   By first-class mail addressed to each of the subscribers of the cable operator's system mailed as least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled meeting or hearing.
      (2)   By placing a notice of the hearing on a channel of its cable system for public service or community announcements, or if there is no such channel, upon one (1) channel of the system selected by the Town Manager beginning at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled hearing or meeting at times determined by the Town Manager and continuing thereafter from day to day until the day of the scheduled meeting or hearing.
   (C)   All hearings or proceedings required by the Act to be held shall be held by the Council at either regularly called or special meetings, provided, however, that the Council may, in its discretion, designate a Committee of the Council to hold hearings and may also appoint advisory committees as it deems appropriate in proceeding to gather information and make recommendations to the Council in connection with the proceedings.
(`92 Code, § 4-172) (Ord. 92-16, passed 7-9-92)