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PREFACE
Chapter C HOME RULE CHARTER
Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 5 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Chapter 14 AUTHORITIES
Chapter 23 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
Chapter 36 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Chapter 51 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Chapter 62 PENSIONS
Chapter 70 PERSONNEL
Chapter 77 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 91 SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 120 ALARM SYSTEMS
Chapter 127 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 141 ANIMALS
Chapter 166 CABLE TELEVISION
Chapter 173 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CODE
Chapter 180 CONSTRUCTION CODES
Chapter 185 CONVERSION THERAPY
Chapter 188 CURFEW
Chapter 201 ELECTRIC SERVICE
Chapter 212 FEES
Chapter 219 FIREARMS
Chapter 225 FIREWORKS
Chapter 231 FIRE INSURANCE PROCEEDS
Chapter 237 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Chapter 251 FOOD CODE
Chapter 272 GRAFFITI
Chapter 288 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 295 HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Chapter 302 HOUSE NUMBERING
Chapter 308 HOUSING
Chapter 317 INVASIVE PLANTS AND NOXIOUS WEEDS
Chapter 325 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 328 LEAD-BASED PAINT
Chapter 332 LIBRARY
Chapter 339 LICENSES AND PERMITS
Chapter 346 LITTER AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
Chapter 353 LOITERING AND PANHANDLING
Chapter 364 MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Chapter 378 MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND LIENS
Chapter 387 NOISE
Chapter 396 PARKS AND RECREATION
Chapter 403 PAWNBROKERS
Chapter 410 PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
Chapter 424 POLES
Chapter 431 PROPERTY SALES
Chapter 433 PUBLIC ART
Chapter 438 RAIN BARRELS
Chapter 442 RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS
Chapter 453 SALES
Chapter 460 SCRAP METAL DEALERS
Chapter 467 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Chapter 473 SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
Chapter 496 SOLID WASTE
Chapter 502 STORAGE FACILITIES
Chapter 505 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 508 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter 515 SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 521 SUSTAINABILITY
Chapter 536 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter 540 TATTOO AND PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS
Chapter 543 TAX ABATEMENTS
Chapter 546 TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Chapter 549 TAXATION
Chapter 555 TREES
Chapter 564 VEHICLE NUISANCES, STORAGE OF
Chapter 570 VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS
Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 583 VENDING MACHINES
Chapter 600 ZONING
Chapter A610 ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY
Chapter A611 BOND ISSUES AND LOANS
Chapter A612 FRANCHISE AND SERVICES
Chapter A613 GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chapter A614 PLAN APPROVAL
Chapter A615 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter A616 SEWERS
Chapter A617 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter A618 WATER
Chapter A619 ZONING; PRIOR ORDINANCES
Chapter DT DERIVATION TABLE
Chapter DL DISPOSITION LIST
§ 166-106.  General financial and insurance provisions.
   A.   Construction performance bond.
      (1)   Within 30 days after the granting of any franchise and prior to the commencement of any construction work by the grantee, the grantee shall file with the grantor a construction performance bond in the amount equal to the construction cost specified in the grantee's proposal, in favor of the grantor and any other person who may claim damages as a result of the breach of any duty by the grantee assured by such bond.
      (2)   Such bond as contemplated herein shall be in the form approved by the City Attorney in accordance with standard municipal bonding practices and shall among other matters cover the cost of removal of any properties installed by the grantee in the event said grantee shall default in the performance of its construction obligation.
      (3)   In no event shall the amount of said bond be construed to limit the liability of the grantee for damages.
   B.   Compliance bond.
      (1)   In addition to the construction performance bond set forth above, the grantee shall, at least 30 days prior to the commencement of operation, file with the grantor a compliance bond in the amount specified in the franchise agreement, in favor of the grantor and including the payments required to be made to the grantor hereunder.
      (2)   Such bond as contemplated herein shall be in the form approved by the City Solicitor in accordance with standard municipal bonding practices and shall among other matters cover the cost of removal of any properties installed by the grantee in the event said grantee shall default in the performance of its franchise obligation.
      (3)   In no event shall the amount of said bond be construed to limit the liability of the grantee for damages.
   C.   Indemnification.
      (1)   The grantee shall by acceptance of the franchise granted herein indemnify, defend and hold harmless the grantor, its officers, boards, commissions, agents, and employees from any and all claims, suits, judgments for damages in any way arising out of or through or alleged to arise out of or through the acts or omissions of grantee, its servants, employees or agents.
      (2)   In the event any such claims shall arise, the grantee shall tender the defense thereof to the grantor; provided, however, that the grantor, in its sole discretion, may participate in the defense of such claims at its expense.
      (3)   As between the grantor and the grantee, the foregoing liability and indemnity obligations of the grantee pursuant to this section shall not apply:
         (a)   To any services distributed over the municipal channels or the portion of the institutional network available to and used by the grantee to the extent that the grantor has not participated in the production of said services or any other act forming the basis for such claim.
         (b)   With respect to any negligent or wrongful act or failure to act by the grantor, its officers, employees, or agents.
   D.   Insurance.
      (1)   The grantee shall maintain throughout the term of the franchise insurance in amounts at least as follows:
         (a)   Workers' compensation insurance. In such coverage as may be required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any amendments thereto.
         (b)   Grantee's liability. In the amount specified in the franchise agreement.
         (c)   Comprehensive general liability. Bodily injury and property damage in the amount specified in the franchise agreement.
         (d)   Comprehensive  automobile  liability.  Comprehensive  automobile  liability insurance for damages in the amount specified in the franchise agreement.
      (2)   The grantee shall furnish the grantor with copies of such insurance policies or certificates of insurance.
      (3)   Such insurance policies provided for herein shall name the grantor, its officers, boards, commissions, agents, and employees as additional insured and shall contain the following or similar endorsement: "It is hereby understood and agreed that this insurance policy may not be canceled by the surety or the intention not to renew be implemented by the surety until 30 days after receipt by the grantor by registered mail written notice of such intention to cancel or not renew."
      (4)   The minimum amounts set forth for such insurance shall not be construed to limit the liability of the grantee to the grantor under the franchise issued to the amounts of such insurance.
   E.   Payment of costs. Within 30 days of notice from the City, the grantee shall reimburse the City for all costs and charges reasonably incidental to the award or renewal of a franchise agreement.