Town of Cheverly, MD
6401 Forest Road, Cheverly, MD 20785
ph: (301) 773-8360
Cable Franchise
RESOLUTION _________
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF CHEVERLY, MARYLAND GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE CABLE FRANCHISE TO VERIZON MARYLAND, INC. AND AUTHORIZING A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
WHEREAS, pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Art. 23A, §2, the Town of Cheverly, Maryland (hereinafter, the “Town”) has the power to pass such ordinances as it deems necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the municipality;
WHEREAS, the Town has the power under Article 23A, §2(b)(13) to grant non-exclusive cable franchises; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council have adopted a cable ordinance to govern cable franchises that are located within the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Town is currently served by one cable franchisee, Comcast Cable Communications; and
WHEREAS, Verizon Maryland, Inc. (Verizon) has indicated its interest in negotiating a non-exclusive cable franchise in the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council have determined that the competition that would result from two franchisees offering cable services in the Town will be in the public interest, and,
WHEREAS,   the Town personnel have negotiated a franchise agreement with Verizon Maryland, Inc. and said proposed agreement has been prepared and presented to the Mayor and Council; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council have determined that it is in the public interest to grant a cable franchise to Verizon Maryland, Inc. within the corporate limits of the Town, on condition that Verizon Maryland, Inc. enter into a franchise agreement in substantially the form as attached to this Resolution.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED AND ENACTED, by the Mayor and Town Council of Cheverly, Maryland that a non-exclusive right to construct and operate a cable television system along the public rights of way in the Town is hereby granted to Verizon Maryland, Inc., subject to the provisions of Chapter 26 of the Town Code and to the terms of a franchise agreement between the Town and Verizon Maryland, Inc. in a form substantially similar to that attached to this Resolution.  The Town Manager is hereby authorized to endorse the franchise agreement on behalf of the Town and to make its effective date the date of passage of this Resolution.
INTRODUCED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Cheverly at a Regular Meeting on ____________________, and
PASSED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Cheverly, Maryland, at a Regular Meeting on ____________________.


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