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A <br />Avon <br />COLOnAOO <br />TOWN OF AVON <br />ORDINANCE 16 -16 <br />APPROVING A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH <br />COMCAST OF COLORADO VII, LLC FOR THE PROVISION OF <br />CABLE SERVICES IN THE TOWN OF AVON <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Avon, Colorado, ( "Town ") and TCI Cablevision, the predecessor of <br />Comcast Colorado VII, LLC ( "Comcast "), entered into a Franchise Agreement on January 1, <br />1996, to allow TCI Cablevision to provide cable service to subscribers of such service in the <br />Town of Avon, which Franchise Agreement expired on December 31, 2010, and then continued <br />on a month by month basis in accordance with the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996; <br />WHEREAS, negotiations for a new Franchise Agreement have been on- going; <br />WHEREAS, during negotiations the performance and technical issues of the expired Franchise <br />Agreement were met within the Town; <br />WHEREAS, no outstanding areas of noncompliance have been identified within the Town; <br />WHEREAS Section 17.6 of the Avon Town Charter authorizes the Town Council to grant a <br />franchise by ordinance and to establish the term, fees, compensation, conditions and any other <br />matters related to the granting of franchises; and, <br />WHEREAS, approval of this Ordinance on first reading is intended only to confirm that the <br />Town Council desires to comply with the requirements of the Avon Home Rule Charter by <br />setting a public hearing in order to provide the public an opportunity to provide public comment <br />on this Ordinance and that approval of this Ordinance on first reading does not constitute a <br />representation that the Town Council, or any member of the Town Council, supports, approves, <br />rejects, or denies this Ordinance. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN <br />OF AVON, COLORADO, THAT: <br />Section 1. Recitals Incorporated. The above and foregoing recitals are incorporated herein <br />by reference and adopted as findings and determinations of the Town Council. <br />Section 2. Franchise Agreement Approved. The Franchise Agreement between the Town <br />and Comcast is hereby approved in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, for a term of six (6) <br />years, commencing on September 8, 2016. <br />Ord. 16 -16 Approving Comcast Franchise Agreement <br />FINAL — August 9, 2016 <br />Page 1 of 3 <br />