Buffalo Council OKs Utility Agreement

Buffalo Council OKs Utility Agreement

At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council approved on first reading, Ordinance No. 1375, a franchise agreement between the city and Rocky Mountain Power.

The agreement, according to Mayor Mike Johnson, grants an electric utility franchise and general utility easement to the company. It gives the company the right to sell electricity to city residents and gives the company easements to perform repairs on their utility infrastructure as needed.

City Attorney Ben Kirven told the council that he had negotiated with the company and had made some changes to this agreement from the previous agreement.

The agreement is for 25 years, which Kirven said is longer than most franchise agreements, but in this particular case, he saw no issues with the length of the agreement.

The Ordinance will need to pass a second and third read before it is officially adopted.


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