ORDINANCE NO. 690
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, GRANTING A TWENTY-YEAR EXTENSION OF ORDINANCE NO. 165, THE CITY’S NONEXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE TO THE CITY OF TACOMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, LIGHT DIVISION
WHEREAS, on September 15, 1997, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 165, which authorized City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities, Light Division (TPU-Light), to construct, maintain, operate, replace and repair an electrical light and power system, in, across, over, along, under, through and below certain designated public rights-of-way of the City of University Place for a twenty-year period; and
WHEREAS, TPU-Light’s franchise will expire on October 15, 2017; and
WHEREAS, TPU-Light has requested a twenty-year extension of the Franchise Agreement; and
WHEREAS, it would be in the residents’ best interest to extend TPU-Light’s franchise for a period of twenty (20) years;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Extension Granted. The Franchise Agreement with City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities, Light Division, approved by Ordinance No. 165, is hereby extended for twenty (20) years from the effective date of this Ordinance.
Section 2. Full force and Effect. With the exception of the extension of the term set forth in Section 1 of the Franchise Agreement with City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities, Light Division, all other terms, conditions, rights and responsibilities contained in said Agreement remain in full force and effect.
Section 3. Severability. If any one or more sections, subsections or sentences of this ordinance are held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this ordinance and the same shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 4. Effective date. This Ordinance shall take effect five days after publication.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 17, 2017.
Javier H. Figueroa, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney
Effective Date: 07/24/17