The City of Woodbury currently has franchise ordinances in the City Code. However, these franchises have expired, and proceeding with the implementation of franchise fees will require these ordinances to be updated and renegotiated with utility providers. The public will be invited to participate in upcoming community outreach and engagement opportunities related to implementing a franchise fee.
In addition, ordinance amendments that result in changes to an established franchise fee take approximately 90 days to implement fully. After such approval, the city would be required to notify the Minnesota Public Utility Commission and then allow time for the utilities to implement into their billing processes.