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Section 10-207 Method of Granting.

Every franchise shall be embodied in an ordinance, which shall contain all the terms and conditions of the proposed grant, and shall be filed with the Auditor. Thereupon such proposed ordinance shall be published in full, once in the City official newspaper. There shall also be published, in a conspicuous place in such daily newspaper of the City having a circulation in excess of fifteen thousand (15,000), as the Council may direct, a notice prepared by the Auditor, that an application has been made for a franchise, giving the name of the applicant, the character and location of the proposed grant, and requesting any person having any objections to such proposed franchise or any provisions thereof to file the same in writing with the Auditor within twenty (20) days from the first publication of such notice. If the request is made therefor, the Council shall fix a time for a hearing upon such objections and give reasonable notice of the time thereof and not less than five (5) days. All of such publications and notices shall be at the expense of the applicants for such franchises.

Such ordinances shall not come up for first reading until after the expiration of the said twenty (20) days.

If such ordinance shall be amended, it shall be republished in the City official newspaper in full as amended.

No such ordinance granting a franchise shall be put on final passage within thirty (30) days after the first reading nor within twenty (20) days after any amendment thereto, and the affirmative vote of four (4) Commissioners shall be required to pass the same. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 73; rev. 1914, sec. 172; 1928 pub., sec. 172; 1942 recod., sec. 10-207.]