§ 92-4. Definitions and Word Usage.
When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the
future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular
number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely
The captions supplied herein for each section are for convenience only. The captions are
not part of the section and are not to be used in construing the language of any section.
The following terms are defined for purposes of this Chapter:
Applicant - Any person submitting an application to the County for a franchise
to operate a CATV system under the terms and conditions set forth by the Board
of County Commissioners.
CATV - A community antenna television system as hereinafter defined.
Channel - A portion of the electromagnetic frequency spectrum which is used in
a cable system and which is capable of delivering a television channel.
Community Antenna Television System (hereinafter called "CATV system") -
A facility consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal
generation, reception and control equipment that is designed to provide cable
service which includes video programming and which is provided to multiple
subscribers within a community.
Federal Communications Commission or FCC - That agency as presently
constituted by the United States Congress or any successor agency.
Franchise - The permission, license, franchise or authority given hereunder to
conduct and operate a community antenna television system in the County.
Grantee - The person herein defined to whom or to which a franchise is granted
by the Board of County Commissioners under this Chapter or anyone who
succeeds the person in accordance with the provisions of the franchise.
Gross Annual Revenues - Any and all compensation and other compensation in
any form whatsoever received by the grantee from subscribers and users
pursuant to its exercise of the franchise granted to it and any contributing grant
or subsidy, including connect, disconnect and installation fees, received
directly or indirectly by the grantee herein from subscribers or users within the
County, except that gross annual revenues shall not include any taxes on
services furnished by the grantee herein imposed directly on any subscriber or
user by any state, city or other governmental unit and collected by the grantee on
behalf of such governmental unit.
Local Government Access Channels - Channels on the CATV system which are
placed on both the basic service and the tier service and reserved by this Chapter
for use by the County.
Person - Any individual or association of individuals or any firm, corporation or
other business entity.
Public Access Channels - Channels on the CATV system specially designated as
noncommercial, public access channels.