2016-46

ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE FOR THE CITY OF MARION NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 4929 of the Ohio Revised Code, to facilitate competitive retail natural gas service to promote natural gas savings, lower cost of natural gas supplies, and other benefits, certain governmental entities may aggregate certain natural gas consumers within their jurisdiction, and

 

WHEREAS, on July 9, 2001 the electors of the City of Marion approved the Municipalities plan to create an aggregation program for customers located within the boundaries of the City of Marion; and

 

WHEREAS, Revised Code 4929.26(c) requires a governmental entity interested in the automatic registration of customers under governmental aggregation, subject to customers’ rights to “opt-out” of such an aggregation, to adopt a plan of operation and governance for its aggregation program; now therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:

 

          Section 1.     That this Council hereby adopts and reaffirms the City of Marion’s Plan of Operation and Governance in its current form, incorporating same by reference herein, authorizing the entering and continuing Agreement with VESI, authorizing the completion, ratification and filing of all necessary documents to continue, implement and administer the Municipality’s natural gas aggregation program in accordance with ORC 4929.26(c).

 

          Section 2.     That this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the welfare of the City of Marion and its’ inhabitants thereof and for the further reason that the people in the City of Marion would benefit from this Natural Gas Aggregation Program; and as such shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor, provided it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council, otherwise it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

          _______________________

          Dr. Scot Gray

          President of Council

Approved:

                                                                        

 

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

 

 

Attest:

 

 

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Clerk of Council