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Ordinance No. 16-2013

ORDINANCE NO. 16-2013 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING LOCAL AGGREGATION OF RETAIL ELECTRIC LOADS IN ACCORDANCE WITH § 4928.20 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Village Council, pursuant to § 4928.20 of the Ohio Revised Code, is authorized to aggregate the eligible retail electric loads located within the municipal corporation and enter into service agreements for the sale and purchase of electricity for those loads; and 

WHEREAS, R.C. § 4928.20 permits the Village Council to exercise such authority on its own or jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, local aggregation provides an opportunity for eligible residential and small commercial consumers to participate collectively in the potential utility rate reduction benefits thereunder; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Granville Township has passed a Resolution authorizing the Board of Trustees to aggregate the eligible retail electric loads located within the unincorporated areas of Granville Township; and

WHEREAS, the Granville Township electric aggregation Resolution adopts an “opt out” aggregation model, by which the aggregation of eligible customers will occur automatically, thereby, pursuant to R.C § 4928.20, requiring the submission of the question of aggregation to the electors of the unincorporated areas of Granville Township at the general election to be held on the 5th day of November, 2013; and 

WHEREAS, the Village Council hereby finds that it is in the best interest of the Village of Granville and its residents to authorize local aggregation of eligible retail electric loads within the municipal corporation through an “opt out” aggregation model; and 

WHEREAS, the Village Council hereby finds that it is in the best interest of the Village of Granville and its residents to authorize the exercise of such authority jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township; and 

WHEREAS, in order for the Village Council to exercise such authority jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township through an “opt out” aggregation model, the question of aggregation must also be submitted to the electors of the Village of Granville at the general election to be held on the 5th day of November, 2013; and 

WHEREAS, the Village Council is required by law to certify this Ordinance to the Board of Elections not later than the 7th day of August, 2013 for inclusion on the ballot at the general election to be held on the 5th day of November, 2013; and 

WHEREAS, the regular introduction, passage and adoption of an Ordinance pursuant to Sections 3.02, 3.03 and 3.04 of the Charter of the Village of Granville would not allow sufficient time for certification of the question of aggregation to the Board of Elections on or before the 7th day of August, 2013 and inclusion on the ballot at the general election to be held on the 5th day of November, 2013; and 

WHEREAS, such delay would jeopardize or impair the ability of the Village Council to exercise its local aggregation authority jointly with the Board of Trustees of Granville Township, and would negatively impact the opportunity for eligible residential and small commercial consumers within the municipal corporation to participate collectively in the potential benefits thereunder, thereby requiring this measure to be considered as an Emergency Ordinance pursuant to Section 3.05 of the Charter of the Village of Granville.        

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Village Council of Granville, Ohio that: 

Section I: Provided the question of aggregation is approved by the electors of the Village of Granville as set forth in Section III below, the Village Council is hereby authorized to: 

  1. Exercise such authority as an automatic, or “opt out” aggregation model; and 

Section II.  This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon the affirmative vote of at least five (5) members of the Village Council, in order to meet an existing Emergency as set forth above and shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage.

Section III:  The Board of Elections of Licking County, Ohio is directed to submit the question of the authority to aggregate to the electors of the Village of Granville at the general election to be held on the 5th day of November, 2013.  The form of the question so submitted shall be:

A majority vote of the electors voting shall be necessary for passage.

Shall the Village Council of Granville, Ohio have authority to aggregate the eligible retail electric loads located within the municipal corporation and enter into service agreements for the sale and purchase of electricity for those loads, with authority to adopt a program in which aggregation of eligible customers will occur automatically unless said customers opt out?

Section IV.  The Clerk of Council is directed to certify a copy of this Ordinance to the Board of Elections of Licking County, Ohio on or before the 7th day of August, 2013 for inclusion on the ballot at the general election to be held on the 5th day of November, 2013. 

Passed this 31st day of July, 2013.

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