Ordinance No. 115-14

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ORDINANCE NO.  115-14

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL FIBER OPTIC SERVICES AS PROVIDED IN SECTIONS 28-501 AND 28-502 OF, AND ADDING SECTION 28-506 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES

OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA, ALABAMA

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council (the “Council”) of the City of Opelika, Alabama (the “City”) as follows:

 

Section 1.  Amendment. That Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Opelika, Alabama, is hereby amended to add a new Article IX entitled “Rates and Charges for Residential Fiber Optic Services” to read as follows:

 

Article IX Rates and Charges for Residential Fiber Optic Services

 

Sec. 28-501. Application of Rate Schedules.

The rate schedules provided below are applicable for Video (Television), Data (Internet) and Voice (Telephone) services during a period of one month, such month to be either a calendar month or the equivalent between consecutive monthly billings.  The rates and charges in this article apply only to residential customers.  All rates are subject to change.  All prices exclude applicable taxes, fees and one time charges.  Applicable taxes and fees will be added to the customer’s monthly bill.

 

Sec. 28-502.  Schedule of Rates and Charges.

There is hereby adopted by the City the following schedule of rates and charges for residential Video (Television), Data (Internet) and Voice (Telephone) services:

 

 

Video Services Monthly Price
Packages Features
OPS Video Essential No STB needed $49.95
OPS Video Choice Applications Dashboard and Guide/1 HD STB included $64.95
OPS Video Ultra Applications Dashboard and Guide/1 HD STB included $79.95
OPS Primary Video⁶   $25.00
Sports Tier    
  Sports Tier $4.95
  Latino Tier $4.95
Premium Services  
HBO $15.00
Showtime $15.00
Cinemax $15.00
  Starz! $12.00
  Epix $8.00
 

 

Equipment

 
HD STB (First STB) Included
HD STB-  Each Additional $4.95
HD/DVR STB $4.95
  DVR Service $9.95
Unreturned DVR or STB, each $200.00
Unreturned Router – Netgear N300-WNR2000 or equivalent $50.00
  Unreturned Router – Netgear R6300-100NAS or equivalent $200.00
  Replacement of damaged, lost or unreturned remote control $9.95

 

 

 

Voice Service Monthly Price  
OPS Voice Essential $19.95  
Caller ID  
Call Waiting  
Long Distance $.06 per minute  
Voice Mail with feature pack (Call Forwarding Busy Line, Call Forwarding Don’t Answer, Star 98 Access, Message Waiting Indicator) $5.00  
OPS Voice Essential, Additional Line $19.95  
 
OPS Voice Choice (11 features included) not to be used for dial-up modems or similar applications $29.95  
Caller ID  
Call Waiting  
Caller ID for Call Waiting  
3-Way Calling  
Call Trace/Call Return  
Voice Mail with feature pack (Call Forwarding Busy Line, Call Forwarding Don’t Answer, Star 98 Access, Message Waiting Indicator)  
120 minutes Limited Long Distance (excluding international calls) 3  
OPS Voice Choice, Additional Line $29.95  
 
OPS Voice Ultra (11 features included) not to be used for dial-up modems or similar applications $39.95  
Caller ID (Name & Number)  
Call Waiting  
Caller ID (Name & Number) for Call Waiting  
Call Trace/Call Return  
3 Way Calling  
Unlimited Long Distance (excluding international calls)3  
OPS Voice Ultra, Additional Line $39.95  
 

Additional Telephone Services

 
800 Service (monthly per number)4 $5.00  
Privacy Defender $5.00  
Subscriber Line Charge per line, (Applies to ALL Lines) $6.45  
Premium Directory Listing  
Non-Published Listing (not published in directory or available from Directory Assistance) $5.50  
Non-Listed Listing (not published in directory) $5.50  
Additional Listing $5.50  
Directory Assistance  
Local and National, per call $1.00  
Live Operator Assisted, per call $2.50  
Operator Assisted Service Surcharge, per call $1.00  
International Directory Assistance, per call $5.00  
Operator Services  
Automated Operator Assisted Service Surcharge per call $1.25  
Live Operator Assistance Service per call $2.50  
Person to Person Operator Assisted per call $5.00  
Home Phone Calling Feature Add-Ons $2.00 each
Call Forwarding Busy Line                                               Simultaneous Ring Personal
Call Forwarding Always                                                    Automatic Callback
Call Forwarding No Answer                                             Anonymous Call Rejection
Call Forwarding Selective                                                 Speed Dial 8
Call Forwarding Busy                                                         Do Not Disturb
Remote Access to Call Forwarding Distinctive Ring
 

 

 

   

Data Services

   

Monthly Price

 
  High Speed Internet2  
  OPS Lite Essential  10/5 $34.95  
  OPS Lite Choice  30/155 $44.95  
  OPS Lite Ultra     50/255 $64.95  
  OPS Lite Speed  100/505 $99.95  
  OPS Lite Speed Plus   300/300 $249.95  
  OPS Lite Speed Gig    1000/1000 $499.95  
  Additional Email address (single) $1.00  
  Upgrade to Internet Symmetrical Speed (where applicable)5 $15.00  
   

 

 

 

 

Bundles

     
   

 

 

 

 

OPS Essential Bundle            $99.95

Includes: OPS Video Essential/OPS Lite Essential 10/5/OPS Voice Essential

OPS Choice Bundle                $139.85

Includes: OPS Video Choice/OPS Lite Choice 30/30/OPS Voice Ultra/133 channels

OPS Ultra Bundle                  $154.85

Includes: OPS Video Ultra/OPS Lite Choice 30/30/OPS Voice Ultra/208 channels

 

 

 

 

   
   
Installation Services
Services During Initial Installation       Services During an Extra Trip
New Customer Standard Installation1 FREE     Installation of New Outlets $60.00
Installation of New Outlets $50.00     Activation of Existing Outlets $50.00
Activation of Existing Outlets $40.00     Set Top Box Installation (waived if upgrading to digital service) $60.00
Miscellaneous Service Request (Hourly) $65.00     Wall Fish $100.00
  Wall Fish $90.00     Miscellaneous Service Request (Hourly) $75.00
        Miscellaneous Service Request (Hourly – Night) $75.00
        Miscellaneous Service Request (Hourly – Weekend/Holiday) $110.00
           
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Service

           
OPS Smart Home⁸ $9.95      
Inside Wire Maintenance (All Services) $4.95      
Late Fee (Whichever is Greater) 5{44c616e11cf70d617c8dd92fb0bc15f41001df771f775c6b004238009c89a3f0} or $5 min.      
Reactivation Fee $25.00      
Underground Fiber service drops beyond 200’ from ROW additional charges may apply $.50/foot      
Aerial Fiber service drops beyond 500’ from ROW additional charges may apply $.30/foot      
Single Service Fee (subscribe to only one service)⁷ $19.95  
  Notes          
  * The above rates apply to services provided at a residence and used in a residential manner.

* All rates are subject to change.

* Applicable fees and taxes apply and are additional to these rates.

* Based upon credit rating, additional deposits may be required.

1See installation definitions for details.

2All Internet packages include 5 email accounts and 1 GB storage space per email address.  Static IP addresses are not offered on residential tiers.

3 Applies to long distance anywhere in the continental United States. May not be used for data, modem, or businesses (including home businesses).

4Per minute long distance usage rate also applies at $0.06 per min. in Continental United States

5Symmetrical speed upgrade for a fee of $15.00 available for Choice, Ultra and Speed packages.

Primary Video available upon request.

Does not apply to Primary Video

⁸OPS will provide a router only through OPS Smart Home

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     

 

Section 2.  That Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding a new section, to be numbered 28-506, which said section shall read as follows:

 

Sec. 28-506.  Custom Features, Products and Equipment

 

The City may offer custom features, equipment and products for residences.  Prices may vary based on the features, services and the equipment required to provide the features and services specified by the customer.  The Director of Opelika Power Services, with the approval of the Mayor, shall determine the cost of custom products, features, and specialized equipment when such products, features and equipment have to be purchased by Opelika Power Services outside the scope of the services, products, features and equipment identified in this article.

 

Section 3.  Repealer Clause. All former ordinances or parts thereof conflicting or inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance or the article hereby adopted are repealed.

 

Section 4.  Severability. If any section, clause, provision or portion of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any Court of any competent jurisdiction, said holding shall not affect any other section, clause, provision or portion of this Ordinance which is not in or of itself invalid or unconstitutional.

 

Section 5.  Construction. If any section, paragraph or sentence or word of this Ordinance or the article hereby adopted be declared for any reason to be invalid, it is the intent of the City Council that it would have passed all other portions of this Ordinance and the article hereby adopted independent of the elimination therefrom of such portion that may be declared invalid.

 

Section 6.   Effective Date. This Ordinance and the article hereby adopted shall take effect and be enforced immediately upon its adoption and publication as required by law.

Section 7.  Publication. The City Clerk of the City of Opelika, Alabama is hereby authorized and directed to cause this Ordinance to be published one (1) time in a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED this the 3rd, day of June, 2014.

 

/s/C. E. “Eddie” Smith, Jr.

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PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF OPELIKA, ALABAMA

ATTEST:

/s/ R. G. Shuman

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CITY CLERK

 

TRANSMITTED TO MAYOR on this the 4th, day of June, 2014.

 

/s/R. G. Shuman

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CITY CLERK

 

ACTION BY MAYOR

 

APPROVED this the 4th, day of June, 2014.

 

/s/Gary Fuller

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MAYOR

ATTEST:

/s/ R. G. Shuman

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CITY CLERK

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