Article XVI, Section 1

Article XVI, Section 1

 

Existing Language

Section 1.  Public Utilities - Water Works  The City of Ashland, a municipal corporation, shall have the power to provide the residents of said City with such services as water, sewer, electric power, public transportation and such other public utilities as the people desire by majority vote; and to exact and collect compensation from the users of such public utility; provided, however, that any and all water and water works and water rights now owned or which may hereafter be acquired by said City, for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants thereof with water shall never be rented, sold or otherwise disposed of; nor shall the City ever grant any franchise to any person or corporation for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants of said City with water.

 

Alternative #1

Section 1.  Public Utilities - Water Works  The City of Ashland, a municipal corporation, shall have the power to provide the residents of said City with such services as water, sewer, electric power, public transportation and such other public utilities as the people desire by majority vote; and to exact and collect compensation from the users of such public utility; provided, however, that any and all water, water works and water rights now owned or which may hereafter be acquired by said City for the purpose of supplying with water, the inhabitants thereof, or any business or corporation located within the City for their business purposes which shall not include the resale of water as a principal commodity, shall be never rented, sold or otherwise disposed of; nor shall the City ever grant any franchise to any person or corporation for the purpose of selling water as a principal commodity or for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants or businesses of said City with water.

 

Alternative #2

Section 1.  Public Utilities - Water Works  The City of Ashland, a municipal corporation, shall have the power to provide the residents of said City with such services as water, sewer, electric power, public transportation and such other public utilities as the people desire by majority vote; and to exact and collect compensation from the users of such public utility; provided, however, that any and all water works and water rights now owned or which may hereafter be acquired by said City for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants thereof with water shall be never rented, sold or otherwise disposed of; nor shall the City ever grant any franchise to any person or corporation for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants of said City with water.

 

 

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