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MOTION:CADDIGAN April 21,1997 <br />Special Meeting <br />SECOND:JENKINS Ord,No,9740 <br />RE:AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5.546 OF THE PRINCE WILLIAM <br />COUNTY CODE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FEE <br />ACTION:APPROVED <br />WHEREAS,federal law permits the County to impose a franchise fee upon <br />cable television companies within the County in an amount equal to five (5)percent of such <br />cable companies’gross revenues;and <br />WHEREAS,§5.546 of the Prince William County Code currently provides <br />that each cable television company shall pay a franchise fee equal to three (3)percent of the <br />company’s gross revenues;and <br />WHEREAS,§5.5-16 provides that the County Board may at any time establish <br />a different license fee in an amount not to exceed five (5)percent of the licensee’s gross <br />revenues;and <br />WHEREAS,a proposal has been made to amend §5,546 to establish a license <br />fee in an amount equal to five (5)percent ofthe cable companies’gross revenue;and <br />WHEREAS,such proposed amendment was duly advertised in a newspaper <br />having general circulation in the County ofPrince William as required by law,and a public <br />hearing has been held concerning such proposed amendment;and <br />WHEREAS,the Board considers that the adoption of the proposed amendment <br />is in the public interest; <br />NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT ORDAINED that the Board of County <br />Supervisors of Prince William County does hereby amend §5.5-16 of the Prince William County <br />Code in the manner set forth in Attachment A hereto,to establish a license fee in an amount <br />equal to five (5)percent of the cable companies’gross revenue. <br />ATTACHMENT:Proposed Revisions -Chapter 5.5-Cable Television <br />Votes: <br />Ayes:Barg,Caddigan,Hill,Jenkins,Seefeldt <br />Nays:McQuigg,Thompson,Wilbourn <br />Absent from Vote:None <br />Absent from Meeting:None <br />For Information: <br />County Attorney <br />Assistant CXO -CO <br />Director ofFinance <br />CERTIFIED COPY (~e~(2(~4~i~ <br />Clerk to/the Bo rd