AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO THE KANSAS POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY (ALSO KNOWN AS KPL GAS SERVICE), A KANSAS CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, A NATURAL GAS 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.
Section 1. That in consideration of the benefits to be derived by the City of Hoisington, Kansas, and its inhabitants, there is hereby granted to The Kansas Power and Light Company, a Kansas Corporation, hereinafter sometimes designated as company, the company being a corporation operating a system for the transmission of electric current between two or more incorporated cities in the State of Kansas, and also operating system for the transmission and distribution of natural gas in the State of Kansas, The right, privilege, and authority for a period of 20 years from the effective date of this ordinance, to occupy and use the several streets, avenues, alleys, bridges, parks, parkings, and public places of the city, for the placing and maintaining of equipment and property necessary to carry on the business of selling and distributing natural gas for all purposes of the city and its inhabitants, and Through the city and beyond the limits thereof; to obtain the natural gas from any source available; and to do all things necessary or proper to carry on the business in the city.
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 two percent of its gross revenue from the sale of natural gas within the corporate limits of the city, such payment to be made monthly for the preceding monthly period.
Section 3. That all mains, services, and pipe which shall be laid or installed under this grant shall be so located and laid as not to obstruct or interfere with any water pipes, drains, sewers, or other structures already installed.
Section 4. Company shall, in the doing of the work in connection with its gas mains, pipes, and services, avoid, so far as may be practicable, interfering with the use of any street, alley, avenue or other public thoroughfare, it shall at its own expense and in a manner satisfactory to the duly authorized representatives of the city replace such paving or surface in substantially as good condition as before the work was commenced.
Section 5. It is recognized that the natural gas to be delivered hereunder is to be supplied from a pipeline system transporting natural gas from distant courses of supply; and the company, by its acceptance of this franchise .as hereinafter provided, does obligate itself to furnish natural gas in such quantity and for such length of time, limited by the terms hereof as the sources and the pipelines are reasonably capable of supplying.
Section 6. That company, its successors and assigns, in the construction, maintenance, and operation of its natural gas system, shall use all reasonable and proper precaution to avoid damage or injury to persons and property, and shall hold and save harmless the city from any and all damage, injury and expense caused by the sole negligence of the company, its successors and assigns, or its or their agents or servants.
Section 7. That within 20 days from and after the passage and approval of this ordinance, company shall file the same with the State Corporation Commission for the commission's approval.
Section 8. That within 60 days from and after the approval of this ordinance by the State Corporation Commission, company shall file with the city clerk of the cities unconditional written acceptance of this ordinance. The ordinance shall become effective and be in force and shall be and become a binding contract between the parts hereto, their successors and assigns, from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law, and acceptance by the company.
Section 9. 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 10. This franchise is granted pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-2001.