NOTICE LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lower Makefield Township (“Township”) Board of Supervisors (“Board”) during its regularly scheduled meeting to be held on December 1, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. will hold a public hearing on and will consider for enactment, an ordinance (“Ordinance”) which amends provisions of the Township Code pertaining to the Township’s Cable Franchise with Comcast of Levittown, LLC (“Comcast”) and approves a Cable Franchise Agreement (“Agreement”) between the Township and Comcast, which is contained within Exhibit “A” of the proposed Ordinance. The meeting will be held in person at the Township Building, 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 19067 as well as by a virtual method as detailed in the instructions provided by the Township at the time of publication of the proposed agenda at https://www.lmt.org. The Ordinance to be considered and acted upon is titled: ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LOWER MAKEFIELD AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP AND COMCAST OF LEVITTOWN, LLC. The public hearing will be held for the purpose of receiving comments and recommendations of interested individuals residing within the Township concerning the proposed Ordinance.
The proposed Ordinance to be considered and acted upon on December 1, 2021 has been drafted for the general welfare of the residents of the Township. Furthermore, the Agreement attached to the Ordinance as Exhibit “A” has been drafted pursuant to the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, any future amendments thereto, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Second Class Township Code, the following is a summary of the proposed Ordinance:
PLEASE NOTE that the proposed Ordinance amends the Township’s Code of Ordinances with respect to the Township’s Agreement with Comcast. These provisions are codified at Chapter A206 – “Cable Television Franchise,” Article I – “Comcast of Levittown, Inc.”
First, the proposed Ordinance provides that the Board approves the Agreement negotiated with Comcast, including all of the terms and conditions contained therein, and authorizes the execution of the Agreement. A copy of said Agreement is attached to the Ordinance as Exhibit “A.”
Second, the proposed Ordinance contains a repealer clause, which provides that all ordinances inconsistent with the Agreement attached to the Ordinance as Exhibit “A” are repealed.
Third, the proposed Ordinance contains a severability clause that provides that if any part of the Ordinance is held invalid or unconstitutional for any reason, the remainder of the Ordinance shall continue to be valid and in full effect.
Fourth and finally, the proposed Ordinance becomes effective as provided by the Second Class Township Code.
The full text of the proposed Ordinance, including the proposed Agreement between the Township and Comcast which is included as Exhibit “A,” may be examined by any citizen in the Office of the Township Manager at the Township Building, 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8;30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. An electronic copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance, including Exhibit “A,” is available for inspection by the public on the Lower Makefield Township website at https://www.lmt.org, or available from the offices of the Bucks County Courier Times, located at 2300 East Lincoln Highway, Suite 500D, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This notice is published in accordance with the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. §65101 et seq. and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. §10101 et seq.
Kurt Ferguson, Township Manager