The Saint Jo City Council conducted a 20-minute executive session during its Sept. 13 meeting for legal advice concerning proposed ordinance changes.
City Secretary Sherri Davis said the group met with the city attorney to discuss issues involving stipulations from Senate Bill 1004, which outlines how municipalities deal with telecommunications companies when they want to place structures in the public right-of-way.
If a city does not have policies in place the company can place structures such as towers in public ROW with no city oversight or franchise agreements.
Back in open session the council amended its ordinances for building regulations and ROW management, along with a design manual for installation of telecommunications networks, and poles and a master fee schedule.
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