City of Ashland, Oregon / City Recorder / City Council Information / Packet Archives / Year 2005 / 09/20 / Avista Agrmt.
Avista Corporation Gas Franchise Renewal
|Meeting Date:||September 20, 2005||Primary Staff Contact:||Michael Franell , 488-5350|
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|Estimate Time:||10 minutes|
The Avista Corporation natural gas franchise expired this year. The attached franchise with Avista comprehensively addresses the terms and conditions of their right to use the public rights of way within the city. The franchise addresses the fees to be charged, the information to be provided to the City concerning their facilities, relocation responsibilities and liability responsibilities. The proposed franchise is for a ten-year term. Under the franchise, Avista will pay 5% of their gross revenues generated from delivery of natural gas to customers inside the City.
Avista provides natural gas to customers within the City of Ashland. Most of the gas lines used to deliver gas to customers are located within the public rights of way. Avista has a franchise agreement with the City for the location of their lines and facilities within the public rights of way. The ten-year franchise agreement expired this year. We have negotiated a new agreement with Avista covering their rights and responsibilities within the public right of way. Attached is the proposed new franchise agreement.
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The proposed franchise subjects Avista to the right of way excavation requirements found in Ashland Municipal Code Title 13, Chapter 12.
The Council can accept the franchise renewal by passing and adopting the attached ordinance at second reading. The Council could direct staff to negotiate further with Avista, providing staff specific direction on additional desired terms.
Staff recommends the Council adopt an Ordinance of The City of Ashland, Oregon, Granting a Franchise to Avista Corporation for the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Natural Gas Facilities Within the City of Ashland, Oregon, on second reading by title only.
I move the Council pass and adopt Ordinance No. _____, an Ordinance of the City of Ashland, Oregon, Granting a Franchise to Avista Corporation for the Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Natural Gas Facilities Within the City of Ashland, Oregon, on second reading by title only.
• "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ASHLAND, OREGON, GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO AVISTA CORPORATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF NATURAL GAS FACILITIES WITHIN THE CITY OF ASHLAND, OREGON."
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• Expired Franchise Ordinance
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