City Ordinance Electric
111.01 Definitions 111.06 Scope of Maintenance
111.02 Purpose 111.07 Customer Electric Services
111.03 Rules and Regulations 111.08 Rural Service Extensions
111.04 Rates 111.09 Service Extensions-to New Subdivisions
111.05 F.A.C. Adjustment 111.10 Rural Primary Extensions
111.01 DEFINITIONS. The following terms are defined for use in this chapter:
1. "F.A.C." means the fuel adjustment clause, a factor which compensates for cost changes caused by the electric supplier to the Utility.
2. "Tariff" means the platform which defines the rules and parameters of the electric utility as regulated by the Iowa Utilities Board.
3. "Utility" means the Lamoni Municipal Utilities.
111.02 PURPOSE. The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the operation and rates of the municipally owned electric system.
111.03 RULES AND REGULATIONS. The rules and regulations for electric service are contained in the municipal electric tariff on file with the Iowa Utilities Board. The rules and regulations and subsequent required additional filings are contained therein. A copy of the tariff is on file at the Lamoni Municipal Utilities offices.
111.04 RATES. The rates for electric service are in Section 90.13 of this Code of Ordinances.
111.05 F.A.C. ADJUSTMENT. The Utility is authorized to adjust the electric rates by a factor as to compensate for changes caused by the electric supplier to the Utility.
111.06 SCOPE OF MAINTENANCE. The Utility is responsible for all repairs and maintenance from the primary electric line, up to and including the secondary meter. After the secondary electric meter, all maintenance and repairs are the responsibility of the customer.
111.07 CUSTOMER ELECTRIC SERVICES. New standard electric secondary services shall require a meter set installation service fee. New secondary services shall be underground. A 100-amp meter set and 200-amp meter shall require a respective fee prior to services being activated. The customer will provide the trench for the installation of the wire from the meter to the main panel box including the connections at both points. The Utility will provide: a meter set, meter, ground rod, ground rod clamp, bonding copper wire and respective underground wire. All lines and appurtenances after the meter are the responsibility of the customer. For irregular services (400 amp, or 3-phase, etc.) a cost estimate will be provided to the customer upon request. The estimated cost will be based upon the (at-cost) cost of materials, equipment and labor (aid in construction). All fees and aid in construction charges shall be paid in full prior to meter being installed and services being connected. In the event that the customer is a government or public school bound by Iowa law, a purchase order or writ stating the customer's promise to pay for labor, equipment and materials will replace the cost or fees being paid in advance of materials being ordered and construction begun.
111.08 RURAL SERVICE EXTENSIONS. In serving customers outside the corporate limits of the City, the Utility shall make all standard, single-phase, line extensions along State or County right-of-ways at no charge to the customer. Extensions leaving the right-of-way shall require a contribution of aid in construction for the at-cost of that portion of the extension beyond the first 50 feet on the customer's property to the point of metering. In the case of underground extensions, the aid in construction cost shall cover the difference between the cost of an overhead construction and the cost of underground construction.
111.09 SERVICE EXTENSIONS TO NEWSUBDIVISIONS. Primary electric extensions to new subdivision of four or more lots shall require aid in construction by the owner or developer. The construction method shall be U.R.D. (underground residential distribution) in areas where subdivision development occurs.
111.10 RURAL PRIMARY EXTENSIONS. Rural and outlying areas may be extended by. overhead or underground distribution methods to service customers who require electric service in areas that are not presently being served. Said extensions shall be made along public road right-of-ways, or by easement where a public right-of-way is not available. Primary extensions in rural areas shall not be provided to ultimate customers beyond the scope of the geographical tariff area.