TABLE III:  FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS
Ord. No.
Date Passed
Description
Ord. No.
Date Passed
Description
1092
6-19-1890
Grants the right-of-way to the Suburban Electric Illuminating, Heating and Power Company to erect poles and wires upon the streets, lanes, alleys and other places in the city, for the purpose of supplying electric light, heat and power
1399A
12-18-1895
Grants to the Postal Telegraph Cable Company the right and privilege of erecting poles and stretching wires through the streets and alleys of the city
1401
1-4-1896
Prescribes terms and conditions under which the business of electrical illumination may be engaged in within the corporate limits of the city by any person, company or corporation securing permission by special ordinance to so engage
-
10-6-1909
Lets bids for general telephone and telegraph business in the city for a term of 20 years
-
2-7-1910
Lets bids for 20 year gas franchise
293
12-13-1915
Letting at public bidding of the franchise of entering and placing wires in, upon and under the streets, avenues, ways and public places of the city, for the purpose of furnishing electricity for heating, lighting and power for manufacturing purposes of the city and its inhabitants and consumers and lighting the streets and ways of the city
447
7-31-1918
Grants right to Citizens Telephone Company to maintain its cables upon and over the Newport and Covington Bridge, and prescribing the terms and conditions thereof
562
11-7-1920
Provides for telephone service in the Cincinnati Exchange Area to telephone subscribers of the Citizens Telephone Company in the city and fixing the rates and charges therefor
919
10-1-1929
Lets bids for a franchise, right or privilege of entering in and upon the streets, alleys and highways and public  places of the city to erect and maintain a telephone and telegraph system
Res. 726
11-19-1929
Accepts bid of citizens Telephone Company
934
- -1930
Regarding a gas franchise
Res. 354
9-29-1931
Accepts proposal of the Suburban Electric Company for furnishing electrical energy and maintenance for traffic control signal equipment in the city
Res. 134
12-11-1934
Accepts the Proposal of the Union Light, Heat and Power Company and/or the Suburban Electric Company, to put into effect certain rates and charges for electric service furnished to residential and commercial lighting customers in the city, in lieu of the rates and charges designated in Commissioners’ Ord. 986
107
6-1-1935
Letting at public bidding of the franchise, right and privilege of entering in and upon the streets, alleys, public ways and places of and in the city, for the purpose of laying, acquiring, operating and maintaining mains and pipes, with the necessary appendages, for the purpose of supplying the city and its inhabitants with gas for all public and private purposes and uses for a period of five years, prescribing the conditions thereof, and directing and authorizing the City Manager to advertise and receive bids therefor
Res. 164
6-25-1935
Accepts bid of Union Light, Heat and Power Company for gas franchise
133
2-18-1936
An ordinance creating a franchise to operate automotive Vehicles for the common carriage of passengers upon certain streets of the city
270
2-24-1939
Amendment; bid of the Cincinnati, Newport and Covington Railway Company, Inc., for the franchise accepted by Res. 210, 2-18-36
186
9-21-1937
Accepts proposal of the Union Light, Heat and Power Company to furnish electrical energy and maintenance for traffic control signals
270
2-24-1939
Amendment; bus franchise Ord. 133, passed 2-18-1936
283
4-21-1939
Approves and concurs in an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Granting the Right to the Citizens Telephone Company to maintain its cables upon and over the  Newport and Covington Bridge and prescribing the terms and conditions thereof,” passed by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Covington, concerning the Newport and Covington Bridge
770
9-20-1950
Lets bids for erecting and maintaining a telephone, telegraph and general communications system within the city
796
5-2-1951
Grants to telegraph companies the right and privilege of erecting poles in, stretching wires over and laying under ground conduits within and through public thoroughfares of the city
960
12-1-1955
Defines the terms and conditions for the granting of revocable street privileges to the Citizens Telephone Company, Incorporated, its successors and assigns, for the construction, maintenance and operation of public telephone booths at various locations on city property and city streets, and providing for prior written approval by the city of any locations
1006
6-4-1957
Approves, confirms and ratifies a contract between the city and the Campbell County Water District relating to the sale and purchase of finished water for a term of 30 years
1139
4-25-1961
Amendment; Ord. 1006
1221
5-7-1963
Lets bids for a 20-year exclusive franchise to place gas transmission and distribution facilities in the public streets and places of the city
1230
5-28-1963
Accepts the bid of Union Light, Heat and Power Company for gas franchise
O-80-6
3-5-1980
Cable television franchise ordinance
O-80-26A
10-1-1980
Accepts the bid of Charles Lee Associates for the parking meter franchise for the city pursuant to Res. R-80-200
O-80-38
11-25-1980
Grants to Metrovision of Newport, Inc., a 15-year, nonexclusive franchise to construct, operate and maintain a cable television system in the streets of the city
O-81-13
6-10-1981
Accepts the bid of Cincinnati Bell, Inc., and awards the company a franchise to erect and maintain a telephone and general telecommunications system in the city
O-81-1
1-21-1981
Lets bids for a 20-year franchise to erect and maintain a telephone and general telecommunications system in the city
O-86-9
2-24-1986
Lets bids for exclusive franchise for the operation and maintenance of the city’s parking meter system
O-86-17
4-21-1986
Awards exclusive franchise for the operation of parking meters to Charles Lee and Associates
O-88-34
7-18-1988
Creates franchise for the distribution of electrical and natural gas energy
O-88-48
8-15-1988
Lets bids for a 20-year franchise to place gas transmission and distribution facilities in public streets and places in the city
O-88-51
8-30-1988
Accepts the bid of Union Light, Heat and Power Company for gas franchise pursuant to Ord. O-88-48
O-88-52
8-30-1988
Establishes franchise fee to be paid by Union Light, Heat and Power Company as part of its gas and electric franchises with the city
O-89-50
6-26-1989
Awards franchise for collection of solid waste to Rumpke of Kentucky, Inc.
O-89-23
6-21-1993
Continues franchise agreement for collection of solid waste with Rumpke of Kentucky, Inc. pursuant to Ord. O-89-50 for an additional three-year period
O-96-3
2-5-1996
Renews and amends franchise agreement for cable service of TCI TKR of Northern Kentucky d/b/a TKR Cable of Northern Kentucky
O-2007-010
6-28-2007
Awarding an exclusive franchise for the collection of solid waste in the city beginning July 1, 2007 and authorizing a contract for refuse collection with Rumpke of Kentucky, Inc.
O-2013-002
5-20-2013
Granting renewal of a franchise to Insight Kentucky Partners II, L.P. to operate a cable communication system within the territorial limits of the city for a 15 year period.
O-2017-004
5-8-17
Awarding an exclusive franchise for the collection and disposal of solid waste in the city beginning July 1, 2017 and authorizing a contract for refuse collection and disposal with Rumpke of Kentucky, Inc.