As well as contested violations.
In other business, the council approved second readings of the new pawnbroker ordinance and the amended precious metals and gems ordinance. Meanwhile, AT and T Regional Director, Sim Davenport asked the council to encourage the Cable Television Oversight Authority to approve the company’s franchise agreement.
He added that the Oversight board has proposed additional fees on top of the 10,000-dollar franchise application fee. Davenport says they do not want to stop offering U-verse in the city, but the mounting additional costs, between the lawsuit and the proposed fees, are becoming cost prohibitive. City Attorney Doug Willen says a second offer has already been made to AT and T. Councilman Wesley Grimes, who serves on the Oversight board, says he thinks the board will offer a positive recommendation and that he hopes the Council will do the same.