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RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4 on 06/12/1998
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                                                                   Exhibit 10.17

     Councilman Aubert offered the following resolution, which was seconded by 
Councilman Patin:

                                RESOLUTION 98-3
                           ST. JAMES PARISH COUNCIL


     WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 96-19, adopted November 20, 1996, the Parish of 
St. James, Louisiana ("Franchising Authority") granted a cable communications 
franchise (the "Franchise") to Cablevision Industries of Louisiana Partnership 
("Franchisee"); and,

     WHEREAS, TWI Cable, Inc., the ultimate parent entity of Franchisee, has 
negotiated an asset purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with Renaissance Media 
Holdings LLC ("Holdings"), pursuant to which Franchisee will transfer to 
Renaissance Media LLC, an affiliate of Holdings ("Renaissance"), substantially 
all of the assets of its cable television system serving the Franchising 
Authority (the "System"), including its rights under the Franchise; and,

     WHEREAS, Franchisees and Renaissance have filed a Form 394 (the "Transfer 
Application"); and,

     WHEREAS, the Franchise requires that Franchising Authority grant its 
consent to an assignment of the Franchise
 by Franchisee, which consent shall not
be unreasonably withheld; and,

     WHEREAS, Franchisee and Renaissance have requested that Franchising 
Authority consent to the assignment and transfer of the Franchise by Franchisee 
to Renaissance; and,

     WHEREAS, Franchising Authority has reviewed the Transfer Application, 
examined the legal, financial, and technical qualifications of Renaissance, 
followed all required procedures to consider and act upon the Transfer 
Application, and considered the comments of all interested parties; and,

     WHEREAS, the Franchise is in full force and effect without default 
thereunder by Franchisee as of the date hereof in accordance with its terms and 
conditions as set forth therein, and Renaissance has agreed to comply with the 
Franchise and applicable law from and after the completion of the transfer; and,

     WHEREAS, Renaissance will need to grant one or more security interests 
and/or liens in or upon the Franchise and the System from time to time on or 
after the closing date of the transfer in order to secure the present and future
indebtedness of Renaissance:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the St. James Parish Council that:

     1. Franchising Authority acknowledges that it has received a complete 
        Transfer Application.

     2. Franchising Authority does hereby consent to the transfer of the
        Franchise and all of Franchisee's rights, powers, and privileges under
        the Franchise from Franchisee to Renaissance.

     3. The foregoing consent to the transfer and assignment of the Franchise
        shall be effective upon the consummation of the transfer of the assets
        of the System by Franchise to Renaissance, at which time Franchising
        Authority shall automatically release Franchisee and its predecessors
        from all obligations and liabilities under the Franchise that relate to
        periods from and after such date Notice of the date of such consummation
        shall be given to Franchising Authority.

     4. Franchising Authority hereby consents to a transfer of the Franchise of
        control related thereto to any entity controlling, controlled by, or
        under common control with Renaissance.

     5. Renaissance is authorized to pledge, mortgage, transfer in trust and
        otherwise hypothecate the property and assets used or held for use in
        connection with the ownership and operation of the System, including the
        Franchise, and the parties owning or controlling Renaissance are
        authorized to pledge, mortgage, transfer in trust and otherwise
        hypothecate their equity interest in Renaissance as collateral security
        for such loans and financing (or for guarantees of such loans and
        financing) as may be incurred or assumed by Renaissance from time to
        time in connection with the ownership and operation of the System.