§ 11.4.10  CABLE TELEVISION.
   (A)   No person, firm, company, corporation or association shall erect, construct, operate and maintain in, upon, along, across, above, over and under the streets, now in existence and as may be created or established or within any other public property of the City, any poles, wires, cable, underground conduits, manholes, and other conductors and fixtures necessary for the maintenance and operation of a cable television system for the distribution of television signals, closed circuit television programs, digital transmission or data transmission capable of being carried on a fiber or coaxial network unless a franchise agreement authorizing the use of the streets or properties or areas has been obtained from the City.
   (B)   The City of Medford may from time to time, upon approval of the City of Medford Common Council, under conditions the Common Council determines to be appropriate, enter into franchise agreements with third parties to provide cable television services for the distribution of television signals, closed circuit television programs, digital transmission or data transmission capable of being carried on a fiber or coaxial network to the residents of the City of Medford. Whenever a franchise agreement is entered into, the following shall apply:
      (1)   Any franchise agreement entered into by the City of Medford shall be maintained on file with the City Clerk.
      (2)   Copies of such contracts shall be available to the public upon written request to the City Clerk.
(Ord. 872, passed 1-18-05)