Ordinance #20: Utah Power and Light Franchise Agreement
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO UTAH POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AN ELECTRIC LIGHT, HEAT, AND POWER FRANCHISE.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Georgetown, Idaho:
That there is hereby granted to Utah Power and Light Company, its successors and assigns (herein called the “Grantee”) the right, privilege, or franchise, until April 1, 1980 to construct, maintain, and operate in the present and future streets, alleys, and public places, in the Village of Georgetown, Idaho, and its successors, electric light and power lines, together with all the necessary or desirable appurtenances (including underground conduits, poles, towers, wires, transmission lines, and telegraph and telephone lines for its own use), for the purpose of supplying electricity to said village, the inhabitants thereof, and persons and corporations beyond the limits thereof, for light, heat, power, and other purposes.
Poles and towers shall be so erected as to interfere as little as possible with traffic over said streets and alleys. The location of all poles, towers, and conduits shall be fixed under the supervision of the Board of Trustees of the Village, but not so as unreasonably to interfere with the proper operation of said lines.
All lines constructed under this grant shall be constructed in accordance with established practices with respect to electrical construction.
The Village shall in no way be liable or responsible for any accident or damage that may occur in the construction, operation, or maintenance by the Grantee of its lines and appurtenances hereunder, and the acceptance of this franchise shall be deemed an agreement on the part of said Grantee, its successors and assigns, to indemnify said Village and hold it harmless against any and all liability, loss, cost, damage, or expense which may accrue to said village by reason of the neglect, default, or misconduct of the Grantee in the construction, operation or maintenance of its lines and appurtenances hereunder.
The Grantee shall file its written acceptance of this franchise with the Clerk of the Board of Trustees within thirty (30) days after its passage.
This ordinance shall take effect upon acceptance as required herein, and publication within one month after its passage as required by law.
Passed by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Georgetown, Idaho, this 17th day of April, 1930.
Signed: Edwin E. Pinckney, Chairman