For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, abbreviations, and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future tense, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number.
A. "Board" means the board of supervisors of the county of Del Norte.
B. "CATV" means a community antenna television system as hereinafter defined.
C. "Community antenna television system" means a system of antenna coaxial cables, wires, wave guides, or other conductors, equipment or facilities designed, constructed or used for the purpose of providing television or FM radio service by cable or through its facilities as herein contemplated. CATV shall not mean or include the transmission of any special program or event for which a separate and distinct charge is made to the subscriber in the manner commonly known and referred to as "pay television."
D. "County" means the county of Del Norte, a political subdivision of the state of California.
E. "Franchise" means and includes any authorization granted hereunder in terms of a franchise, privilege, permit, license, or otherwise to construct, operate, and maintain a CATV system in the unincorporated areas of the county.
F. Grantee" means the person, firm. or corporation to whom or which a franchise, as hereinabove defined, is granted by the board under this chapter, and the lawful successor, transferee or assignee of the person, firm or corporation.
G. "Gross annual receipts" means any and all compensation and other considerations in any form whatever and any contributing grant or subsidy received directly or indirectly by a grantee from subscribers or users in payment for television or FM radio signals or service received within the county. "Gross annual receipts" shall not include any taxes on services furnished by the grantee imposed directly on any subscriber or user by any county, state or other governmental unit and collected by the grantee for such governmental unit.
H. "Property of grantee" means all property owned, installed or used by a grantee in the conduct of a CATV business in the county under the authority of a franchise granted pursuant to this chapter.
I. "Street" means the surface of and the space above and below any public street, road, highway, freeway, lane, path, alley, court, sidewalk, parkway, or drive, now or hereafter existing as such within the county.
J. "Subscriber" means any person or entity receiving for any purpose of the CATV service of a grantee.
(Ord. 72-6 § 1, 1972.)