APPENDIX B – FRANCHISESAPPENDIX B – FRANCHISES\ORDINANCE NO. 390

AN ORDINANCE, granting to Southern Pioneer Electric Company, a Kansas Corporation and Public Utility, its successors and assigns, an electric franchise, prescribing the terms thereof and relating thereto, and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with or in conflict with the terms hereof.

BE IT ORDAINED  BY THE GOVERNING  BODY OF THE  CITY OF CITY OF SATANTA, KANSAS:

SECTION 1. That in consideration  of the  benefits to  be derived  by the City of Satanta , Kansas, hereinafter designated as "City", and  its  inhabitants, there is hereby granted Southern Pioneer Electric Company , a  Kansas Corporation , hereinafter sometimes designated as "Company", said Company being a corporation operating a distribution system for the transmission of electric current between two or more incorporated cities in the State of Kansas, into and through which it has built distribution and transmission lines, the right, privilege, and authority for a period of five (5) years from the 6th day of August, 2017 , to occupy and use the several streets, avenues , alleys , bridges, parks, parkings and public places of said City, for the placing, constructing , inspecting , maintaining, operating , repairing and rebuilding of facilities , equipment and property necessary to carry on the business of selling and distributing electricity for all purposes to the City of Satanta, Kansas, its  inhabitants  and  additions thereto , and through said City and beyond the limits thereof; to obtain said electricity from any source available ; and to do all things necessary or proper to carry on said business in the City of Satanta, Kansas.

SECTION 2. As further consideration for the granting of this franchise , and in lieu of any city occupation , license or revenue taxes , the Company shall pay to the City during the term of this franchise 5 percent (5%) of its gross revenue from all sales of electric energy within the corporate limits of said City. Payment to be made monthly, on or about the last day of the month, for the preceding monthly period or as otherwise mutually agreed to by the parties.

SECTION 3. That the Company, its successors and assigns , in the construction, maintenance, and operation of its electric transmission , distribution and street lighting system , shall use all reasonable and proper  precaution  to avoid damage or injury to persons or property, and shall hold and save harmless the City of Satanta , Kansas, from any and all damage , injury and  expense caused by the sole gross negligence or willful misconduct of said Company , its successors and assigns, or its or their agents or servants .

SECTION 4.  IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY HERETO BE LIABLE TO ANY OTHER PARTY HERETO FOR SUCH OTHER PARTY'S INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

SECTION 5. That within sixty (60) days from and after the passage and approval of this ordinance, said Company shall file with the City Clerk of said City of Satanta, Kansas, its unconditioned written acceptance of this ordinance.

SECTION 6. That any and all ordinances in conflict with terms hereof are hereby repealed.

SECTION 7. That this ordinance shall become effective and be in force and shall be and become a binding contract between the parties hereto, their successors and assigns, from and after its passage, approval , publication as required by law, and acceptance by Company.

SECTION 8. That this ordinance , when accepted as above provided , shall constitute the entire agreement between the City and the Company relating to this franchise and the same shall supersede  and  cancel  any  prior understandings , agreements or representations regarding the subject matter hereof, or involved in negotiations pertaining thereto , whether oral or written .

SECTION 9.  This franchise is granted pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-2001.

SECTION 10. Should the State Corporation Commission , if applicable , take any action with respect to this franchise ordinance, which would or may preclude Southern Pioneer Electric Company from recovering from its customers any cost provided for hereunder , the parties hereto shall renegotiate this ordinance in accordance with the Corporation Commission 's ruling.

(09-06-2017)