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K. <br /> 1/98=o.TELENk <br /> RESOLUTION NO.98-02 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br /> FLORIDA, TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF <br /> FLORIDA IN OPPOSITION TO HOUSE BILL 3291 <br /> RELATING TO PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY AND THE <br /> TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY. <br /> WHEREAS,there is presently Amendment#1 to House Bill 3291 before the <br /> Utilities and Communications Subcommittee of the Florida House of <br /> Representatives and other committees; and <br /> WHEREAS, House Bill 3291 would prohibit local governments from <br /> requiring any compensation other than for management costs for use of their <br /> rights of way by telecommunication providers;and <br /> WHEREAS, the acquisition, development, and maintenance of public rights <br /> of way is an extremely expensive function of local governments which contributes <br /> to the feasibility of the telecommunications industry; and <br /> WHEREAS, this industry, as a profit-making enterprise,should contribute to <br /> the cost of public right of way as a cost of business, <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br /> COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that: <br /> 1. The Board of County Commissioners strongly opposes the passage of House <br /> Bill 3291 as amended. <br /> 2. The Executive Aide to the Board is directed to provide a copy of this resolution <br /> to the Local Legislative Delegation and to the committees to which this House <br /> Bill has been assigned. <br /> 3. The County Telecommunications Officer and the County Attorney are <br /> authorized to appear in person in Tallahassee at future Committee Meetings <br /> on this Bill, if necessary. <br /> The resolution was moved for adoption by Commissioner Adams , <br /> and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Macht and, upon <br /> being put to a vote,the vote was as follows: <br />