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.