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Cable Television Ordinance Section 19
Rights Reserved to the Town
                (a) Nothing herein shall be deemed or construed to impair or affect, in any way, to any extent, the right of the Town to acquire the property of the Cable Operator, either by purchase or through the exercise of the right of eminent domain and nothing herein contained shall be construed to contract away or to modify or abridge, whether for a term or in perpetuity, the Town's right of eminent domain.
(b) Neither the awarding of a franchise nor any provision hereof shall constitute a waiver or bar to the exercise of any governmental right or power of the Town.

(c) The Town Manager is hereby authorized and empowered to adjust, settle, or compromise any controversy or charge arising from the operations of a Cable Operator under this Ordinance, either on behalf of the Town, the Cable Operator, or any Subscriber, in the best interest of the public.

(d) The Town shall have the right to inspect all construction of installation work for a Cable System and to make such inspections as it shall find necessary to insure compliance with the terms of this Ordinance, and Franchise awarded pursuant hereto, and any other pertinent provisions of the law.

(e) Upon revocation or denial of a renewal under the formal process of the Cable Act of any Cable Franchise, the Town shall have the right to require the Cable Operator to remove at its own expense all portions of the Cable System from all Streets and Public Ways within the Town.

(f) Nothing in this Ordinance or the Franchise shall encumber or prohibit the Town from the collection of property taxes, of whatsoever kind, allowed by state law.