City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
successors and assigns, (hereinafter referred to as “Company”) the right to enter upon and construct, operate and maintain upon the streets, alleys, highways and public grounds of the City, poles, wires, conductors, lines, cables, insulators, communication lines, bases, crossarms, braces, lamps, conduits, underground cables, transformers, and other usual appurtenances and appliances for transmitting and distributing electric power and energy, and for other compatible uses and applications, including but not limited to transmission of data and other information, telecommunications, and electric load dispatch and control. This Ordinance shall remain in effect for a period of twenty (20) years from and after passage of this Ordinance.
⦁ Extension of Franchise. The term of this franchise will automatically extend for successive one (1) year periods unless written notice of termination is provided by either party to the other at least ninety (90) days before the end of the then-current term.
SECTION 2. OPERATIONS; REGULATIONS.
⦁ Provision of Service. In consideration for the right to use the streets, alleys, highways and public grounds, the Company shall be prepared to and shall furnish twenty-four (24) hour, continuous electric service to consumers in that part of the Company’s service territory that is located within the City, including the City, unless prevented by causes not within the Company’s reasonable control.
⦁ Regulations. The services to be provided and the rates to be charged by the Company are subject to the laws of the State of Minnesota; and the rates, rules and regulations established from time to time by the Company, federal laws and regulations, and/or the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (the “Commission”).
⦁ Standard of Care. All poles, wires and other appliances shall be constructed and maintained by Company in as safe and secure a manner as reasonably possible; in such a manner so as not to unnecessarily interfere with the public use of the said streets, alleys, highways and public grounds; and subject to reasonable regulation by the City.