City of Fredericktown, MO
Madison County
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Section 710.010 Provision Of Electricity By City — Generally — Damage To Meters, Etc. — Taps Ahead Of Meters — Discontinuance And Restoration Of Service.

Section 710.020 Measurement Of Electric Service.

Section 710.030 Electricity — Types Of Service.

Section 710.040 Electricity — Restrictions — Certain Rights Reserved By City.

Section 710.050 Electric Rates — Automatic Cost Of Living Adjustment.

Section 710.060 Electricity — Temporary Service.

Section 710.070 Meter Type And Cost To Customer.

Section 710.080 Inception Of Service — Authority Of City To Make Tests, Etc.

Section 710.090 Meter Tests Made At Request Of Customer.

Section 710.100 Correction Of Defective Conditions — Failure Or Refusal To Comply With Rules, Etc.

Section 710.110 Discontinuance Of Service For Repairs, Etc. — Liability Of Customer For Damages Resulting Therefrom.

Section 710.120 Combined Billing For Multiple Meters.

Section 710.130 Electrical Service Lines Defined.

Section 710.140 Service Line — Standard.

Section 710.150 Service Line Installation And Maintenance.

Section 710.160 Customer To Furnish Right-Of-Way And Easements.

Section 710.170 Electric Service Supply — Generally.

Section 710.180 Motor Protection.

Section 710.190 Delivery Of Service To Customer.

Section 710.200 Access To Customer Premises.

Section 710.210 City Responsibility.

Section 710.220 Property Of The City.

Section 710.230 Liability Of The City.

Section 710.240 Taking City Service.

Section 710.250 Service Line — Ownership.

Section 710.260 Meters And Service Line — Charges.

Section 710.270 (Reserved)

Section 710.280 Co-Generation/Emergency Backup.

Section 710.290 Continuity Of Service.

Section 710.300 Curtailment, Interruption Or Suspension Of Service.

Section 710.310 Restoration Of Service.

Section 710.320 Application Of Rate Schedule.

Section 710.330 (Reserved)

Section 710.340 Seasonal Service.

Section 710.350 Service Line Protection.

Section 710.360 Relocation.

Section 710.370 Application For Dusk-To-Dawn Lighting.

Section 710.380 Electrical Distribution System Components.

Section 710.390 (Reserved)

Section 710.400 (Reserved)

Section 710.410 Underground Electric Distribution Policy.

Section 710.420 (Reserved)

Section 710.430 Underground Service Lines For New Multi-Family Residential.

Section 710.440 Pad-Mounted Transformers.

Section 710.450 Relocation.

Section 710.010 Provision Of Electricity By City — Generally — Damage To Meters, Etc. — Taps Ahead Of Meters — Discontinuance And Restoration Of Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.010; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Article 10, § 40; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006]
A. 
The City will supply electricity through City owned and furnished meters. Delivery of electricity shall be considered complete at the outlet of the meter. The City will keep an accurate record of the amount of electricity registered by such meter and unless such meter is proven incorrect as provided in Section 710.090, such record shall be accepted by all parties as prima facie evidence of the amount consumed and to be paid for by the customer.
B. 
In the case of interference with or unnecessary injury or damage to a meter or other City property on premises served by the City, the City may remove such meter and refuse further service until such damage has been paid for by the customer.
C. 
If the City at any time finds that taps have been made ahead of the meter, it shall estimate as nearly as possible the amount of electricity taken without registering and shall bill such amount to the customer.
D. 
Customers who have used service for one (1) year or more and desire to temporarily discontinue service for a short period may do so by notifying the City, having the meter read and disconnected, subject to restoration on short notice. During such interval of suspension, the City will not charge the regular monthly minimum but will, upon notification to restore service, have service restored at once and make a charge of two dollars ($2.00) to be added to the regular billing.
E. 
No agent of the City shall have the power to amend, modify or alter these conditions or any rate schedule or to bind the City by making any promises or stipulations not contained in such conditions or rate schedules.

Section 710.020 Measurement Of Electric Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.020; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Article 10, § 27; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006]
A. 
All service shall be measured by an approved standard type integrating watt hour meter, except streetlighting, park lighting or any other service which is installed on a circuit under the direct control of the City.
B. 
The City will accept applications for service where standard conditions apply and when service can be supplied from existing lines or extensions thereof as provided in this Chapter. All applications for service shall be subject to the City's rules and regulations. In the event the service required is out of the ordinary, the rates and tariffs shall be subject to a special agreement which shall set forth in detail all particulars.

Section 710.030 Electricity — Types Of Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.030; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Article 10, § 32]
A. 
The standard service for lighting, small household appliances and motors of one-half (1/2) horsepower or less, will be one hundred twenty (120) volts, sixty (60) cycles, single-phase alternating current.
B. 
Service for small motors from one (1) horsepower to ten (10) horsepower capacity shall be furnished at two hundred forty (240) volts, sixty (60) cycles of single-phase alternating current. Service may be three-phase when installed and operated in connection with larger three-phase motors. Service for motors ten (10) horsepower and above will be furnished at two hundred forty (240) volts, sixty (60) cycles, three-phase alternating current. Service required other than above set out will be special and subject to special consideration.
C. 
All polyphase motors from ten (10) horsepower to two hundred fifty (250) horsepower shall be of the squirrel cage or slip ring type. All motors of ten (10) horsepower and larger shall be provided with suitable starting and protective devices in addition to disconnecting switches. Polyphase motors of twenty-five (25) horsepower and up may be operated at two thousand three hundred (2,300) volts by permission of the City. The City should be consulted in connection with the installation of all large power service so that proper arrangements may be provided for furnishing such service.

Section 710.040 Electricity — Restrictions — Certain Rights Reserved By City.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.040; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Article 10, § 39; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006]
No customer will be permitted to sell or deliver to others any electricity supplied by the City, except by written authority of the City to do so. The City reserves jurisdiction over all motors and other apparatus that may be connected to their services. The City further reserves the right to refuse service to such motors or apparatus that may impose a bad power factor or starting conditions upon the system to the detriment of other customers. The City reserves the right to refuse service to persons who are indebted or owe the City for service previously rendered until the amount due has been paid in full and the required deposit made as provided in Section 700.030 of this Code.

Section 710.050 Electric Rates — Automatic Cost Of Living Adjustment.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.050; Ord. No. 04-72 § 1, 12-13-2004; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 07-45 § 1, 10-8-2007; Ord. No. 10-43 § 1, 8-9-2010; Ord. No. 11-43 §§ 1 — 2, 8-22-2011; Ord. No. 11-54 § 1, 9-26-2011; Ord. No. 13-30 § 1, 9-23-2013; Ord. No. 14-36 § 1, 9-22-2014; Ord. No. 15-27 § 1, 9-28-2015; Ord. No. 15-33 § 1, 10-13-2015]
A. 
Electric Service Rates. The rates for electric light and power service furnished to the consumer by the City pursuant to this Chapter shall be set from time to time by the Board of Aldermen, by ordinance, pursuant to the recommendations of the Manager of City Utilities. A current schedule of such rates shall be maintained on file in the office of the City Clerk. The following rates shall be in effect until amended or modified as provided herein:
[Ord. No. 16-33 § 1, 9-26-2016; Ord. No. 17-14 § 1, 4-24-2017]
Service Type
Rate
Residential:
Monthly service availability charge
$15.00
Energy charge
$0.0924
Residential Rural:
Monthly service availability charge
$15.00
Energy charge
$0.1062
Commercial — Non-Demand:
Monthly service availability charge
$11.50
Energy charge
$0.1097
Commercial — Demand:
Monthly service availability charge
$25.00
Energy charge
$0.0825
Demand charge per kw
$6.65
Dusk-To-Dawn Lighting:
Monthly charge — high pressure sodium:
100 watts
$8.50
250 watts
$15.00
400 watts
$20.00
Pole rental
$2.00
B. 
Purchase Power Adjustment. In addition to the above charges, the City of Fredericktown, Missouri, shall collect a purchased power adjustment on the sale of each kilowatt-hour (kwh) to each customer as follows:
1. 
For each one cent ($0.01) increase or decrease or major fraction thereof in the City's monthly base purchased power cost of seven and fourteen-hundredths cents ($0.0714) per kwh in the first three (3) of four (4) months preceding the billing period, there shall be correspondingly added to or subtracted from each customer's bill an amount equal to one cent ($0.01) per kwh times the total kwh billed to the customers on all of the City's metered kilowatt-hour rates. However, the adjustment shall not be less than zero cents ($0.00) per kwh.
C. 
Annual Operations Adjustment For Residential And Commercial Rates. For the residential rate, commercial rate and all other non-demand metered rates, the charges in Subsection (A) of this Section are subject to an annual operations adjustment. Commencing with the first billing date for each consumer after September 30 of each year, there shall be a five percent (5%) increase to the customer service charge and a five percent (5%) increase to the difference between the energy charge and the base energy charge of seven and fourteen-hundredths cents ($0.0714) as defined in the purchased power adjustment.
D. 
Annual Operations Adjustment For Commercial Demand Rate. For the commercial demand rate and all other demand metered rates, the charges in Subsection (A) of this Section are subject to an annual operations adjustment. Commencing with the first billing date for each customer after November 30 of each year, there shall be a five percent (5%) increase to the customer service charge, a five percent (5%) increase to the demand charge, and a five percent (5%) increase to the difference, if positive, between the energy charge and the base energy charge of seven and fourteen-hundredths cents ($0.0714) as defined in the purchased power adjustment and a five percent (5%) increase to the difference, if positive, between the energy charge for excess energy and the purchased power adjustment.
E. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to this Section:
BASE ENERGY CHARGE
The historic cost of power calculated based on the average costs of power from February through June 2010.
ENERGY CHARGE
The price per kilowatt-hour (kwh) charged by the City of Fredericktown for each kwh consumed by customers in each service type prior to any purchase power adjustment.
MONTHLY BASE PURCHASE POWER COST
The cost of the power purchased by the City of Fredericktown increased by the cost incurred for the transmission of the power to the City's system and divided by the total kilowatt-hours sold in the City for the month of calculation.
PURCHASE POWER COST
The total price paid by the City of Fredericktown to purchase power plus the costs incurred by the City to transmit the power to the City system.
F. 
Electric Meter Charge. In addition to the other charges set forth in this Section, the City of Fredericktown, Missouri, shall collect a monthly fifteen dollars ($15.00) per meter reading charge for each meter located on a customer's premises that has not measured any energy used.

Section 710.060 Electricity — Temporary Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.060; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Article 10, § 37; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 13-06 § 1, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 1, 5-22-2017]
A. 
Short Term. Any service of less than twelve (12) months shall be termed "temporary service." In addition to the deposit required in Section 700.030 of this Code, payment to the City of an installation charge of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) is required for those sites where services are available from existing facilities. For those sites where services are not available from existing facilities, Section 710.140 et seq. shall apply for the costs of connection. Upon payment of the applicable deposit and costs required, the customer shall receive service at the standard rates applicable. No liability shall rest upon the City to give such service if it is not available from existing facilities or if such service shall be prejudicial to its service to other customers. Service to fairs, circuses, carnivals, etc., shall be subject to special contract and rules and rates in excess of standard tariffs, at the discretion of the City.
B. 
Construction Projects. Temporary electrical service for construction projects shall be obtained by applying for an electric meter at the time the building permit application is made. A temporary electric meter shall be supplied by the City upon payment of a fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) if the City provides the temporary service box; or seventy-five dollars ($75.00) if the customer's contractor supplies the temporary service box. In the event that no permanent electrical service is needed to the structure, then the temporary electric meter shall be removed. In the event that permanent service is needed to the structure, then the electric meter shall be converted to permanent use for the benefit of the property at no additional charge as set forth in Section 710.260 of this Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 710.070, Equipment to be Furnished by Customer — City to Have Access to Customer Premises, of the 2013 Revised Ordinances, which immediately followed this Section, was repealed 1-14-2013 by Ord. No. 13-06 § 2.

Section 710.070 Meter Type And Cost To Customer.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.070; Ord. No. 13-06 § 2, 1-14-2013]
The City shall determine the size and type of electrical meter necessary for all customers. Commercial and industrial customers shall bear the actual installation costs of all metering equipment for their service. Further, customer shall bear all cost associated with any increase in a customer's electrical load or change in the kind of service which renders the metering equipment as initially installed to be inadequate.

Section 710.080 Inception Of Service — Authority Of City To Make Tests, Etc.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.080; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Art. 10, § 30; Ord. No. 92-6 § 1, 4-27-1992; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 13-06 § 3, 1-14-2013]
No service will be supplied to a customer's premises where the customer's wiring, apparatus and equipment are not in compliance with the National Electrical Code as adopted by the City in Section 500.090, the International Residential Code as adopted by the City in Section 500.080, and all the laws and governmental regulations applicable to the same. The City shall have the right to inspect the customer's premises to insure compliance with the National Electrical Code. No service wires shall be tapped or connected and no electricity turned on, except by the representatives of the City. The meter installed shall remain at all times the property of and under the complete control of the City. It shall be sealed by the City and tampering with such seal or meter is prohibited. The City reserves the right to change or test such meter at any time it may elect to do so.

Section 710.090 Meter Tests Made At Request Of Customer.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.090; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Article 10, § 36; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006]
Should a customer, at any time within six (6) months from the date of the last test made of the meter measuring electricity delivered to his/her premises, doubt the correctness of such meter, he/she may have such meter tested in accordance with Rule No. 34, G.O. No. 20, of the Missouri Public Service Commission or he/she may, upon application to the office of the City and upon depositing a fee of two dollars ($2.00) therewith, have such meter tested. Should such test show the meter in question to be correct within two percent (2%) fast or two percent (2%) slow as per Rule No. 41, Circular No. 37, of the Missouri Public Service Commission, such customer shall bear the cost of the test. Should such test show the meter in question to be registering incorrectly and beyond such limits, such deposit shall be refunded and the account adjusted according to the percentage of error shown and the entire cost of the test shall be borne by the City. No adjustment shall be made for a longer period than three (3) months preceding the customer's request for the test.

Section 710.100 Correction Of Defective Conditions — Failure Or Refusal To Comply With Rules, Etc.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.100; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Art. 10, § 35; Ord. No. 92-7 § 1, 4-27-1992; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 13-06 § 4, 1-14-2013]
Whenever the City shall find that the customer's service connection wires, wiring, entrance switch and fuses or motor starting switches controlling the supply of electricity to any premises are not in serviceable condition and are in violation of the National Electrical Code as set forth in Section 500.090, the City shall at once notify the customer of the fact and should the customer fail to promptly remedy such defects, service will be discontinued and not again resumed until the defective parts are put in a serviceable condition. If a bypass or a dangerous condition is found on customer's premises, the service may be discontinued immediately and the customer notified with reasons given for such discontinuance. The City shall have the right to discontinue its service on giving five (5) days' notice and to remove its property from the premises should the customer fail or refuse to comply with the City's rules and regulations or to perform any of the conditions or obligations of the City applying to such service.

Section 710.110 Discontinuance Of Service For Repairs, Etc. — Liability Of Customer For Damages Resulting Therefrom.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.110; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Article 10, § 34; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006]
The City reserves the right at any time to discontinue service from its lines for the purpose of making repairs, extensions or inspections and for such other purposes as may, from time to time, make this necessary. The City will, whenever possible, arrange such interruptions in service caused by repairs, extensions or inspections, so as to affect as few users as possible. Risks of damage hereunder are assumed by the customer. The City shall not be responsible for failure to supply electricity or for the interruption of the supply and the customer agrees that the City shall not be liable for damages resulting to the customer or to a third person from such causes or from the use of electricity or the presence of the City's equipment or apparatus upon the customer's premises.

Section 710.120 Combined Billing For Multiple Meters.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.120; Ord. No. 01-54 § 1, 11-26-2001; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 11-54 § 2, 9-26-2011; Ord. No. 13-06 § 5, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 2, 5-22-2017; Ord. No. 17-20 § 1, 6-26-2017]
Customers with two (2) or more meters at the same location shall have all the meter readings combined for billing energy charges. The applicable monthly service availability charge established by § 710.050 shall be charged for each meter.

Section 710.130 Electrical Service Lines Defined.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.130; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
Electrical service lines shall consist of the wire, accessories and equipment necessary to conduct electricity from the City's distribution system to the electrical user's meter or weatherhead.

Section 710.140 Service Line — Standard.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.140; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
Standard service line installation shall consist of overhead residential lines of a distance of no more than one hundred (100) feet from the existing distribution lines requiring no more than a fifteen (15) kva transformer for two hundred (200) amperes, one hundred twenty/two hundred forty (120/240) volt, single-phase power.

Section 710.150 Service Line Installation And Maintenance.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.150; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 3, 5-22-2017]
A. 
Electric service line installation shall be supplied by the City only at such premises that are adjacent to the City's existing distribution facilities which are adequate and suitable as to voltage, phase and other characteristics to supply utility service for the requirements of the customer, unless special arrangements are made between the customer and the City.
B. 
Overhead Electric Service Lines. All overhead electric service lines shall be installed by the City. Electric meters shall be furnished and installed by the City. The customer shall provide and maintain at the location specified by the City an area for the installation of the City's meter. The customer shall install the meter base at the City-designated location. The customer shall provide, install, and maintain the necessary meter mounting facilities (mast and trims, etc.) as required by the City in a manner satisfactory to the City and in full compliance with the provisions of the National Electrical Code, International Residential Code, and all the laws and governmental regulations applicable to the same.
C. 
Underground Electric Service Lines. The City shall furnish and install the electric meter necessary at a location as specified by the City.
1. 
If the meter is installed on the customer's structure, the City shall furnish, install and maintain the meter base at the location as specified by the City. The customer shall maintain an area for the installation of the City's meter. The customer shall provide and install properly sized conduit from the City's pole to the meter location. The City shall provide the properly sized wire for the service at the customer's expense.
2. 
The customer shall provide, install, and maintain the necessary meter mounting facilities (conduit, etc.) as required by the City in a manner satisfactory to the City and in full compliance with the provisions of the National Electrical Code, International Residential Code, and all the laws and governmental regulations applicable to the same.
D. 
The customer shall be responsible for all damage repairs to the customer's maintained equipment. Further, the City shall not be obligated to reinstate services to the customer's premises until damage and/or unsafe conditions have been inspected and are deemed safe and acceptable by the City.

Section 710.160 Customer To Furnish Right-Of-Way And Easements.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.160; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The customer shall provide or procure for the City such right-of-way (including permission to trim trees or remove trees that may interfere with the operation of the City's facilities) as are satisfactory to the City across property owned or otherwise controlled by the customer for the construction, operation, and maintenance by the City of its facilities necessary or incidental to the supplying of such utility service. The customer is to provide, at no cost to the City, all rights-of-way and easements required for the City's primary, secondary and service cables, pad-mounted transformers, secondary pedestals and any other facilities that may be required to serve the customer. If said easement is not donated, the City will not provide the service. The City will not pursue these easements for the customer. The customer shall provide all-weather hard-surface access for City vehicles to all electrical facilities prior to sodding, landscaping and fencing. Lots and pad locations must be pinned or staked, and the easement cleared of all trees, stumps and obstructions before the City begins construction. Excessive spoils (rock, tree, stumps, etc.) resulting from the installation of utility facilities will be the responsibility of the customer to remove.

Section 710.170 Electric Service Supply — Generally.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.170; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
A. 
Service Supply. Except as otherwise provided herein, utility service will be supplied by the City under an available rate schedule only at such premises as are adjacent to the City's existing distribution facilities which are adequate and suitable as to voltage, phase and other characteristics to supply utility service for the requirements of the customer, unless special arrangements are made between the customer and the City. The customer will provide the City with a written easement for the installation and maintenance of the service at no charge to the City. If said easement is not donated, the City will not provide the service.
B. 
Class Of Electric Service. Except as may be otherwise provided under an applicable and available rate schedule of the City, all electric service will be supplied in the form of sixty (60) cycles alternating current and a primary and secondary electric service, which will be designated by the City, will depend on the location, size, type and other characteristics of the customer's load requirement.
C. 
Electric Line Protection, Reliability And Interruptions. In order to assure uniformly satisfactory service to all customers, it is important that the customer follow the requirements for the customer's utilization equipment contained herein. These requirements are not unduly restrictive and can be met by commercially available equipment.
[Ord. No. 17-17 § 4, 5-22-2017]
1. 
The customer shall use the electric service supplied by the City with due regard to the effect of such service on its other customers and on the facilities and equipment of the City. The City may refuse to supply electric service or may suspend electric service to a customer without notice if the customer's installation is in an unsafe or dangerous condition or is so designed or operated as to disturb the electric service supplied by the City to other customers.
2. 
Equipment with excessive starting currents or that has intermittent or rapidly fluctuating load characteristics shall not be connected to the City without prior arrangements with the City. In order that the utility lines and equipment be checked for adequacy, the customer must notify the City whenever single-phase motors larger than seven and one-half (7 1/2) horsepower, heating or cooling appliances greater than ten (10) kilowatts or any special or unusual equipment is to be installed. The electric service is subject to occasional rapid voltage variations, which may adversely affect the operations of sensitive controls on a customer's electrical equipment. Devices are available for use with most electrical equipment that will minimize the effect of such disturbances. It is the customer's responsibility for the installation and maintenance of these devices and they must be installed on the customer's side of the meter. The City will not assume liability for damage to the customer's equipment nor to disturbances in any customer process arising from such variations.
3. 
When the customer installs lightning arresters, they must either be connected to the customer's facilities on the load-side of the customer's maintenance fuses or circuit breakers or be of the ground lead disconnecting type.
4. 
The City reserves the right to place any transmission or distribution line underground where it is more economical or convenient for the City to do so.

Section 710.180 Motor Protection.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.180; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 5, 5-22-2017]
The customer must protect all three-phase motors and equipment from single-phase and/or low voltage operating conditions. In addition, the customer shall provide suitable protection for all motors. The City will not be responsible for any damage to the customer's equipment due to improper devices or the improper functioning of protective devices.

Section 710.190 Delivery Of Service To Customer.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.190; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The City shall supply its service to the customer at the customer's point of delivery. The customer shall provide a service entrance to be located at a suitable point on or near the customer's premises as specified by the City. Only authorized City employees shall be permitted to energize the customer's installation from the City's facilities.

Section 710.200 Access To Customer Premises.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.200; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The customer shall give the duly authorized agents and employees of the City, when properly identified, full and free access to the premises of the customer without intimidation (dogs, etc.) at all reasonable hours for the purpose of constructing, installing, inspecting, adjusting, repairing, maintaining, replacing or removing any of the City's facilities on the premises of the customer, reading meters, or for any other purpose incidental to the electric service supplied by the City. Denial of access may result in termination of service. The City shall give the customer written notice of its intention to discontinue service.

Section 710.210 City Responsibility.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.210; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 6, 5-22-2017]
The obligation of the City to supply service to the customer shall be completed by the supplying of such service at the customer's point of delivery for the operation of all applicable equipment on the premises of the customer.

Section 710.220 Property Of The City.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.220; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
All facilities furnished and installed by the City on the premises of the customer for the supply of electric service to the customer shall be and remain the exclusive property of the City. All facilities on the premises of the customer which are or become the property of the City shall be operated and maintained by and at the expense of the City, may be replaced by the City at any time, and may be removed by the City upon termination of the customer's service agreement or upon discontinuance by the City of electric service to the customer for any reason.

Section 710.230 Liability Of The City.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.230; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The City shall not be considered in default of its service agreement and shall not otherwise be liable on account of any failure by the City to perform any obligation if prevented from fulfilling such obligations by reason of any delivery delay, breakdown or failure of or damage to facilities, and electric disturbance originating on or transmitted through the electrical system with which the City system is interconnected, act of nature or public enemy, strike or other labor disturbance involving the City or the customer, civil, military or governmental authority or any cause beyond the control of the City. No liability shall attach to the City for overhead and underground electric facilities which are constructed and operated in compliance with safety rules for the installation and maintenance of electric supply. Persons or workmen in close proximity of utility lines must notify the City and request protective devices, if available and feasible, to be set in place due in part to the fact that the City may not have knowledge of the presence of persons or of workmen performing in the near proximity. By providing or not providing protective devices, the City shall not be liable for persons or workmen working in close proximity to utility lines.

Section 710.240 Taking City Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.240; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
A. 
Customer's Installation. Any and all wiring or equipment required to transform, control, regulate or utilize beyond the point of delivery the electric service supplied by the City shall be furnished, installed and maintained by and shall be the sole responsibility of the customer unless otherwise specified by written mutual agreement.
B. 
Protection Equipment. Any customer desiring protection against interruptions, cross- connection, phase failure, phase reversal, voltage, variations or other temporary irregularities in electric shall, at his/her own expense, furnish on such customer's installation such protective equipment for such purpose. Any of these devices required by City ordinances and not installed shall be sufficient reason for termination or penalties. The City shall give the customer written notice of its intention to discontinue service.
C. 
Customer Responsibilities. The customer shall be responsible for determining in advance, through application to the City, the class or classes of electric service which will be designated by the City and made available to the customer and the applicable conditions of such electric service. The customer shall be responsible for determining whether the customer's installation and all portions thereof are and will be suitable for operation at the voltage, phase and other characteristics of the class of service to be supplied by the City. All non-residential customers shall provide to the City a detailed load profile which shall include the total connected load and the calculated demand for each installation or facility. Any miscalculations which result in the City incurring additional expense due to damage or replacement cost of supplied equipment shall be paid by customer. Replacement of service conductors for a residential customer due solely to an increase in on-peak load will be done at the expense of the customer.
D. 
Unusual Loads. When the customer's load requirements are unusually large or otherwise necessitate a substantial investment by the City in special or additional equipment or facilities to serve the customer's requirements, a payment by the customer will be required to be deposited before construction. The charges and amount required will be at the City's discretion to protect the investment of the City.
E. 
Standards And Approvals. The customer's installation must conform to all applicable laws, the requirements of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction, the provisions and ordinances of the City of Fredericktown and all rules, regulations and requirements of the City. All required approvals of the customer's installation must be obtained by the customer before the City shall be obligated to commence or continue supplying electric service to the customer.
F. 
Increasing Connected Load. A commercial or industrial customer shall assume full responsibility for impairing the quality of customer's service if the customer's connected load is substantially increased without prior written notice to the City. Any such customer may substantially increase customer's connected load or exceed customer's total estimated demand only after written request by the customer and written notice from the City that the City's facilities are adequate to supply such increased load requirements of the customer. For the purpose of this Subsection, the term "substantial" shall mean fifteen percent (15%) or more.
G. 
Facilities Location. The customer shall provide on customer's premises necessary space and right-of-way for the installation by the City of its transformation equipment and other necessary facilities. Such space, if enclosed, shall be adequately ventilated and otherwise acceptable to the City. The City shall have the right of full and free ingress to and egress from all of its facilities. After such facilities have been located on the premises of the customer, the customer shall pay the costs of any subsequent change in the location thereof made at the request of the customer.
H. 
Protection Of City Property. The customer, at all times, shall protect the property of the City on the premises of the customer and shall permit no person other than the employees and agents of the City and other persons authorized by law to inspect, work on, open or otherwise handle the wires, meters or other facilities of the City. In case of loss or damage to the property of the City on account of any carelessness, neglect or misuse by the customer or any member of customer's family, agents, servants or employees, the customer shall, at the request of the City, pay to the City the cost of any necessary repairs or replacements of such facilities or the value of such facilities.
I. 
Tampering With City Facilities. The City may discontinue service to a customer and remove its facilities from the customer's premises, without notice, if evidence is found that any portion of the City's facilities has been tampered with in such manner that the customer may have received unmetered service. In such event, the City may require the customer to pay for such amount of service as the City may estimate, from available information, to have been used but not registered by the City's meter and to increase the amount of customer's cash deposit or indemnity bond or other credit arrangement before service is restored; and, in addition thereto, the customer shall be required to bear all costs incurred by the City for such protective equipment as in the judgment of the City is determined to be necessary.
J. 
Attachments To City Facilities. Except upon prior written consent of the City, no person shall attach anything of any kind or nature to the facilities of the City wherever located and City reserves the right to remove forthwith and without notice any unauthorized attachments to its facilities.
K. 
City's Spare Inventory. The City will attempt to maintain, but not guarantee, an inventory of spare equipment for immediate replacement or use in emergency repairs and to minimize the customer's down time due to equipment failure. Absolute critical spares or backup systems shall be the responsibility of the customer. The City shall make every effort to expedite any such equipment needed to return the customer to prior normal operating status.
L. 
Indemnity To City. The customer shall indemnify, save harmless and defend the City against all claims, demands, cost or expense for loss, damage or injury to persons or property in any manner directly or indirectly connected with or growing out of the distribution or use of electric service by the customer at or on the customer's side of the point of delivery.
M. 
Proration Of Demand Charges. In the event the customer's electric load requirements are temporarily curtailed or substantially reduced because of damage to or destruction of the customer's premises or equipment due to an act of God, the City shall, upon request by the customer, prorate the demand charges which would otherwise be applicable for the electric service supplied to the customer during the affected period of curtailed or reduced load requirements of the customer.
N. 
Parallel Operations. No customer or governmental agency shall operate or permit operation of electric generating equipment in parallel with electric service supplied by the City except as may be permitted under the customer's service agreement. The City has the right to refuse any parallel operation it determines abnormal or dangerous. If this equipment is permitted, it shall have automatic fail-safe back-feed prevention devices for safety of City personnel. Further, the City reserves the right to periodically inspect and witness the testing of paralleling isolation equipment, and all cost of testing and inspection are the responsibility of the customer.

Section 710.250 Service Line — Ownership.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.250; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 7, 5-22-2017]
A. 
Upon the completion of installation of overhead electric service lines, the City shall own and be responsible for same. The City's ownership shall be from the City's pole to the weatherhead on customer's structure. The customer shall retain ownership and be responsible for the weatherhead's conduit, wire and mast.
B. 
Upon the completion of installation of underground electric service lines:
1. 
If the meter is installed on the customer's structure, the customer's ownership shall be the service conductor from the transformer to the meter base.
2. 
If the meter is installed on the City's pole, the customer ownership shall be the conductor from the meter base on the City's pole to the customer's structure.

Section 710.260 Meters And Service Line — Charges.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.260; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 8, 5-22-2017]
A. 
Residential.
1. 
Electric Meters. The fee for each electric meter (regardless of single-family or multi-family residential) shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00). Payment for an electric meter must be made before the City will supply electrical service. Fees for the electric meter will be collected at the same time and in the same manner as fees for building permits.
B. 
Commercial And Industrial.
1. 
Service Lines. Commercial and industrial customers shall pay to the City the actual cost of the secondary line installation charges, including, but not limited to, all materials. An estimate of cost shall be furnished upon request and a signed agreement for installation shall be submitted before installation begins.
2. 
Electric Meters. All metering costs shall be based on the cost of the metering equipment to the City as set forth in Section 710.070. Payment for an electric meter must be made before the City will supply electrical service. Fees for the electric meter will be collected at the same time and in the same manner as fees for building permits.

Section 710.270 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 710.270, Extension Pole Setting, of the 2013 Revised Ordinances was repealed 5-22-2017 by Ord. No. 17-17 § 9.

Section 710.280 Co-Generation/Emergency Backup.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.280; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The customer shall submit to the City detailed plans, specifications, equipment, descriptions and other details pertinent to the proposed installation as may be required by the City. These plans, specifications, etc., must be approved by the City before parallel operation will be allowed. The City has the right to refuse any parallel operation it determines abnormal or dangerous. Further, the City reserves the right to periodically inspect and witness the testing of paralleling isolation equipment, and all cost of testing and inspection shall be the responsibility of the customer.

Section 710.290 Continuity Of Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.290; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The City will use reasonable diligence to supply continuous service to the customer, but does not guarantee the supply of electricity against irregularities or interruptions. The City shall not be considered in default of its services and shall not otherwise be liable for any damages occasioned by any irregularity or interruption of electric service or acts of God, such as rain, snow, ice, lightning, wind, extreme temperatures or other nature-related elements or by vehicular or construction accidents or device failures beyond the control of the City.

Section 710.300 Curtailment, Interruption Or Suspension Of Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.300; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
A. 
The City shall have the right to curtail (including voltage reduction), interrupt or suspend electric to the customer for temporary periods as may be necessary for the inspection, maintenance, alteration, change, replacement, load management or repair of its facilities or for the preservation or restoration of its system operations or of operations on the interconnected electrical systems of which the City's system is a part. During any period of emergency conditions on the City's system or on the interconnected electric systems of which the City's system is a part, the City shall have the right of selective curtailment, interruption, suspension or restoration of electric service, both within and without its system and as among customers served directly from its system through the operation of protective devices or equipment or by other means deemed by it to be appropriate to preserve or restore the operational integrity of any portion of its generating resources and transmission facilities or those of the interconnected electric systems of which the City's system is a part. During the continuance of any such emergency conditions and depending upon the operating characteristics of the City's system and its interconnected electric systems, the nature of the deficiency, and the extent of time availability, the City's procedures for the curtailment, interruption or suspension to customers served directly from the City's system shall generally provide that:
1. 
Interruptible electric service will be suspended;
2. 
Voluntary reduction of use of electric will be requested directly by the City of major use customers and will be requested by the City of all customers by public appeals through the news media;
3. 
Selective curtailment, interruption or suspension of service will be made by the City either manually or through the automatic operation of protective devices or equipment pursuant to load shedding programs coordinated by the City with other regional interconnected electric systems; and
4. 
News media will, insofar as practicable, be kept informed of the City's progress in the restoration of electric service during the period of such emergency conditions.
B. 
The City, in its sole judgment, may effect any additional or alternative procedures during the period of such emergency conditions as it deems necessary or more appropriate in the preservation or restoration of electric service on its system and the interconnected systems of which the City's system is a part; provided that if such emergency conditions would prevail on the City's system or its interconnected systems for substantially more than six (6) hours, then, to the extent of the City's critical categories of its system of electric loads under such coordinated plans, the City shall manually rotate service among such less critical categories of loads served directly from its system so as to limit the continuous period of interruption to such loads. Upon restoration of the operational integrity of the affected systems, the reenergizing of the City's system or those parts upon which service has been curtailed, interrupted or suspended will proceed as rapidly as practicable, dependent upon the availability of water, generation and/or stability of the interconnected electric system.

Section 710.310 Restoration Of Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.310; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
In all cases of interruption or suspension of service, the City will make reasonable efforts to restore service without unnecessary delay. Order and timing of restoration shall be determined solely by the City. The ability to restore the greatest number of customers to normal operation in the shortest period of time shall be given priority consideration.

Section 710.320 Application Of Rate Schedule.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.320; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
Neither interruption nor suspension of service by the City shall relieve the customer from charges provided for in the customer's service agreement.

Section 710.330 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 710.330, Temporary Service — Construction Projects, of the 2013 Revised Ordinances was repealed 5-22-2017 by Ord. No. 17-17 § 1.

Section 710.340 Seasonal Service.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.340; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 10, 5-22-2017]
A. 
Where a secondary voltage source exists, the customer shall pay to the City the City's estimated cost of connecting and disconnecting its facilities to supply a temporary seasonal power service. A temporary seasonal service installation may include an overhead extension of secondary lines, transformer, service conductors, and metering equipment. All temporary seasonal installations shall be metered if at all possible and the City shall have sole jurisdiction in determining otherwise. For metered temporary seasonal services [single-phase one hundred twenty/two hundred forty (120/240) volts], the City will require payment of a deposit in advance of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) and a non-refundable installation charge of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) and the actual usage as recorded on the meter at the residential electrical customer rate. The deposit is refundable upon payment of actual usage. For non-metered temporary seasonal services (usually less than seven (7) days), the following charges are applicable:
1. 
Single-phase 120/240 service without air conditioning (during warm months): seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
2. 
Single-phase 120/240 service with air conditioning (during warm months): ninety-five dollars ($95.00).
3. 
Single-phase 120/240 service with gas heat (during cold months): fifty dollars ($50.00).
4. 
Single-phase 120/240 service with electric heat (during cold months): one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
B. 
These fees may be changed at any time at the option of the Board of Aldermen in order to adjust for increased costs of operation, service or otherwise. The customer will notify the City one (1) week in advance before service is needed. Meters will be located at the nearest power source on a pole or otherwise approved location by the City. The customer will provide a suitable disconnect with no less than thirty-six (36) inches of conductors extending out of the top of meter trim for overhead connections and enough conductor extending out from the bottom of meter trim to be connected to the pad-mount transformer for underground services.

Section 710.350 Service Line Protection.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.350; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 11, 5-22-2017]
Customers shall be responsible to maintain the integrity of their electrical service line.

Section 710.360 Relocation.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.360; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
If the City is requested for any reason to relocate any part of a permanently installed underground or overhead distribution system in a residential subdivision, the customer requesting said relocation of facilities shall pay to the City the entire estimated cost thereof, including the estimated cost of removal and any loss of investment by the City.

Section 710.370 Application For Dusk-To-Dawn Lighting.

[Ord. No. 15-33 § 2, 10-13-2015; Ord. No. 17-17 § 12, 5-22-2017]
At the time of application, each applicant for dusk-to-dawn lighting shall be charged a non-refundable and non-transferable installation fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for each light installed on an existing utility pole. If the installation of dusk-to-dawn lighting service requires the setting of a pole, the applicant shall also pay a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

Section 710.380 Electrical Distribution System Components.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.400; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The City's electrical distribution system shall consist of all equipment, poles, wires, power plants and other accessories necessary for the production and distribution of electricity to end user, exclusive of service lines as described herein; provided however, the City retains ownership of the wire necessary for service lines as herein provided.

Section 710.390 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 710.410, Extension of Service Within City Limits, of the 2013 Revised Ordinances was repealed 5-22-2017 by Ord. No. 17-17 § 13.

Section 710.400 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 710.420, Non-Residential Extensions, of the 2013 Revised Ordinances was repealed 5-22-2017 by Ord. No. 17-17 § 14.

Section 710.410 Underground Electric Distribution Policy.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.500; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 15, 5-22-2017]
A. 
In any area of the City where primary and secondary distribution facilities are of underground construction, only underground service conductors will be permitted.
B. 
In any area of the City where primary and secondary distribution facilities are of overhead construction, if approved by the City, the commercial or industrial customer may elect to have either overhead or underground service conductors to service the customer's premises.
C. 
Commercial or industrial customers shall furnish, install, own, operate and maintain at the customer's expense the underground service conductor from the City's transformer. The commercial or industrial customer shall furnish and install the concrete pad, per the City's specifications, for the City's transformer. The customer shall provide an added length of continuous conductor at the transformer or terminal pole, at a point designated by and as specified by the City, to allow connections to the City's distribution system. The customer shall pay to the City its actual cost for installation of electric service thereafter including, but not limited to, materials and engineering fees.
D. 
If a customer is being served from overhead service conductors, and for any reason not initiated by the City the service conductors are to be converted to an underground installation, the customer shall bear the full cost of the service conductor installation plus the cost of removal of the City's existing overhead facilities, including, but not limited to, materials and engineering fees.
E. 
If a residential customer, not covered under Section 710.420 hereof, elects to have underground service conductors on the customer's premises, the underground service conductors shall be installed in accordance with the physical specifications set out in Section 710.420 hereof. The customer shall pay to the City the actual amount of its costs of installation.
F. 
All underground service facilities installed by the customer shall meet the City's specifications and be approved by the City in advance of their installation. All easements must be donated to the City at no cost. The City has no obligation to accept any installation that does not have prior approval and construction inspections.

Section 710.420 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 710.510, Underground Primary And Secondary Distribution Facilities, of the 2013 Revised Ordinances was repealed 5-22-2017 by Ord. No. 17-17 § 16.

Section 710.430 Underground Service Lines For New Multi-Family Residential.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.520; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013; Ord. No. 17-17 § 17, 5-22-2017]
All construction and installation of electric service lines for new multi-family residential units or subdivisions within the corporate limits of the City shall be installed underground. Unless otherwise authorized in writing by the City, the service line for a building containing three (3) or more residential units shall be combined for all units of the building and shall terminate in a multiple unit type meter pedestal. The developer or customer shall furnish and install the multiple unit meter pedestal, trenching, conduit and continuous wire from the building to the City's pole. The customer shall further provide an additional amount of continuous wire to reach from the base of the City's pole to the City's transformer. The developer or customer shall pay to the City its actual cost for construction and installation of electric service thereafter including, but not limited to, materials.

Section 710.440 Pad-Mounted Transformers.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.530; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
The area around pad-mounted transformers must be kept clear so that the electric utility may have sufficient room to work on or replace this equipment. For single-phase residential electric transformers, a clear area of ten (10) feet in front, four (4) feet on the sides and back shall be maintained. The City is not responsible for any bushes, shrubs or other vegetation or decorative enclosures around or inside these "clear areas" that become damaged during maintenance or repairs by the City.

Section 710.450 Relocation.

[R.O. 2013 § 710.540; Ord. No. 13-06 § 6, 1-14-2013]
If the City is requested for any reason to relocate any part of a permanently installed underground or overhead distribution system in a residential subdivision, the customer requesting said relocation of facilities shall pay to the City the entire estimated cost thereof, including the estimated cost of removal and any loss of investment by the City.