CHAPTER XV. UTILITIESCHAPTER XV. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 3. ELECTRICITY

(a)   Main Electric Line.  The city shall furnish new main electric utility lines to Additions, Homes, and Businesses within the city according to the following schedule:

(1)   Residential: New overhead electrical service to residential areas shall be provided by the city for cost of materials up to 1,000 feet and all labor. Residential areas petitioning for underground electrical service shall assume the difference in the material cost to run underground service rather than overhead up to 1,000 feet, plus fifty percent (50%) of the cost of all labor.

(2)   Commercial and Small Power Service Users: New overhead electrical service to commercial and small power service users, as defined in Ordinance 303, shall be provided at by the city for cost of materials up to 1,000 feet and all labor. Material costs provided by the city will include only the equivalent cost of residential capacity lines. Commercial and small power service users petitioning for underground electrical service shall assume the difference in the material cost to run underground service rather than overhead up to 1,000 feet, plus seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost of all labor.

(3)   Large Power Service Users: New overhead electrical service to large power users, as defined in Ordinance 303, shall be provided by the city for cost of materials up to 1,000 feet and all labor. Material costs provided by the city will include only the equivalent cost of residential capacity lines. Large power users petitioning for underground electrical service shall assume the difference in the material cost to run underground service rather than overhead up to 1,000 feet, plus one-hundred percent (100%) of the cost of all labor.

(b)   New Installations; Meters. The city shall furnish electric meters to all customers for their use and shall retain ownership of the same. Electric service shall be furnished to the customer at the nearest point of connection on the wall of the customer’s building or residence.

(Code 1988; Ord. 373; Code 2015)

The following rate schedule and regulations shall be adopted for residential service: (Schedule R-84) The following rate schedule and regulations shall be adopted for residential service. (Schedule R-84)

(a)   Availability: all territory served by the City. For all service supplied to one customer through one metering point, and to be used exclusively for domestic purposes. Service is for the exclusive use of the customer, and is not to be resold or shared with others.

(b)   Where two or more dwelling units such as duplexes, apartments and manufactured homes, each having separate kitchen facilities are served through one meter, Schedule R-84 may be applied by multiplying the service charge by the number of units served, and adding the kWh charge, or at the option of the City, Schedule CSP-84 will be applied.

(c)   Where more than four rooms in a residence are rented, or are available for rent, such residence shall be considered as a commercial rooming house, and billed on Schedule CSP-84.

(d)   Residential Schedule R-84 is not available to residential premises used for commercial purposes; however, if the customer’s wiring is so arranged that electric service for domestic and non-domestic purposes can be metered separately, then Schedule R-84 applies to that portion used for domestic purposes.

(e)   Alternating current, single phase, approximately 60 cycles, and a voltage the City has available will be provided for service required.

(f)   Monthly rate; as set in the city’s fee resolution.

(Ord. 288; Ord. 300; Ord. 303; Ord. 389; Code 2015)

The following rate schedule and regulations shall be adopted for commercial and small power service. (Schedule CSP-84)

(a)   All territory served by the City. For electrical service supplied to one customer conducting a gainful enterprise through one meter, and whose average demand is less than 15 KW per month. Service is for the exclusive use of the customer, and is not to be resold or shared with others.

(b)   Alternating current, approximately 60 cycles, single phase and three phase, and at a voltage and phase the City has available for service required.

(c)   Monthly rate; as set in the city’s fee resolution.

(Ord. 288; Ord. 300; Ord. 303; Ord. 389; Code 2015)

The following rate schedule and regulations shall be adopted for large power users. (Schedule LP-84)

(a)   Availability. All territory served by the City. For electric service supplied to one customer whose yearly average demand is more than 15 KW per month. Service is for the exclusive use of the customer, and is not to be resold or shared with others.

(b)   Alternating current, approximately 60 cycles, single or three phase, and at a voltage and phase the City has available for service required.

(c)   Monthly rate as set in the city’s fee resolution.

(Ord. 300; Ord. 303; Ord. 389; Code 2015)

The rates for energy for all rate schedules shall be increased or decreased by $0.00001 per kWh (KWH) for each $0.00001 increase or decrease in the aggregate cost of energy per kWh as computed by the following formula:

where:

P = The purchased power and fuel cost for the previous twelve months.

K = The total kWhs purchased or produced over the previous twelve months.

C = The total cost of power during base period.

L = Average system loss factor.

This Energy Cost adjustment will be applicable to all retail rate schedules offered by the City. The cost of power during base period is $0.03705 per kWh., and the average system loss factor is 106%.

The previous twelve months is after there has been 12 months under the new EMP3 supply contract. Prior to that period, it will be the average of the number of months after the new agreement is in place.

(Ord. 314; Code 2015; Ord. 428)

The rates established by sections 15-303 and 15-304 may be adjusted as follows:

(a)   New Employee. In the event a nonresidential electricity customer certifies to the city administrator’s satisfaction said customer’s creation of a new job and the employment of a new employee, equivalent to one (1) full-time employee, in addition to existing jobs and employees, the regular rate to be charged said customer for nonresidential electricity will be reduced ten percent (10%) during the lifetime of said new employment, not to exceed two (2) years.

(b)   Five New Employees. In the event a nonresidential electricity customer certifies to the city administrator’s satisfaction said customer’s creation of five (5) new jobs and the employment of five (5) new employees, equivalent to five (5) full-time employees, in addition to existing jobs and employees, the regular rate to be charged said customer for nonresidential electricity will be reduced twenty percent (20%) during the lifetime of said five (5) new employments, not to exceed two (2) years.

(Ord. 331; Code 2015)