Introduced February 10, 1998, by
Councilwoman Williams, seconded by
Councilwoman Levy (by request)
A resolution authorizing the transfer of the City of Slidell Cable TV
Franchise Agreement with Time Warner and its Cable TV system and Franchise
Agreement to Renaissance Media Holdings LLC, subject to conditions set out
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance No. 2550 adopted March 8, 1994, the City
of Slidell entered into a Cable Franchise Agreement with Cablevision Industries
of Louisiana Partnership, a/k/a Cablevision Industries (CVI); and
WHEREAS, CVI notified the City of Slidell that it has entered into a
merger agreement with Time Warner, and thereupon the City adopted Resolution
R95--23 approving said merger, and
WHEREAS, TWI Cable, Inc., the ultimate parent entity of Franchisee, has
negotiated an asset purchase agreement with Renaissance Media Holdings LLC,
pursuant to which Franchisee will transfer to Renaissance Media LLC, an
affiliate of Holdings, substantially all of the assets of its cable television
system serving the Franchising Authority, including its rights under the
WHEREAS, it is required that upon the assignment or transfer,
Media Holdings LLC acknowledges the existing Franchise Agreement and
accepts the terms contained therein, and will perform all conditions thereof by
executing a formal Acceptance of Franchise with the City as attached hereto; and
WHEREAS, on April 26, 1994, Ordinance No. 2556 was adopted establishing
customer service standards for Cable TV providers.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Slidell City Council does hereby
authorize the transfer of a non-exclusive Cable TV franchise from Time Warner to
Renaissance Media Holdings LLC.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor of the City of Slidell is
authorized to execute documents in connection therewith.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that all said customer service standards adopted
by Ordinance No. 2556 shall be complied with by Renaissance Media Holdings LLC.