CHAPTER XV. UTILITIESCHAPTER XV. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 2. MUNICIPAL LIGHT AND POWER SYSTEM

Application for electrical service for premises in the city or beyond the city shall be made to the city clerk by the owner or occupant of the property to be served, accompanied by a connection fee as hereinafter set forth in this Code, prior to a connection for electrical service.

(Code 1985; Ord. 958)

The city clerk shall, upon receiving an application as provided in section 15-201 of this article, if the same is in proper form, issue to the person or persons applying for the same, a permit to connect with the municipal light wires.

(Code 1977, 12-202)

Prior to the furnishing of residential electrical service by the city, the customer desiring to be served shall pay, in lieu of a deposit, a non-refundable connection fee in such amount as may be lawfully established by the city from time to time.

(Code 1985; Ord. 805; Ord. 807; Ord. 958)

Prior to the furnishing of commercial electrical service by the city, the customer desiring to be served shall pay, in lieu of a deposit, a non-refundable connection fee in such amount as may be lawfully established by the city from time to time.

(Ord. 430; Ord. 958)

(Ord. 430; Repealed by Ord. 958)

All electricity furnished by the municipal light and power distribution system of this city shall be measured by meters furnished by the city for that purpose.

(Code 1977, 12-206)

The city shall make connections of all single-phase and three-phase meter installations as follows:

(a)   All electrical service connections shall be installed by the city from the primary line to the meter enclosure on the building or residence. The city shall provide wire, meter, meter enclosure and shall make all necessary connections. The customer shall install the meter enclosure, riser, weather head, and dead end, or in case of underground installations, the customer shall install the meter enclosure, conduit from the meter to the city primary line, and any trenching to complete the installation, all to city specifications.

(b)   The installation of a single-phase service up to 200 amps shall be in such amounts as may be lawfully established by the city from time to time, which amounts may distinguish between service for single-family dwellings and service for properties containing more than one living unit or dwelling unit.

(c)   All single phase electric service over 200 amps and all three-phase electric service will be considered on an individual basis. All electrical connections shall be installed by the city, including setting the transformer, hooking up the wiring to the primary line, and installing the meter. The customer shall install the meter enclosure, riser, weather head, and anchor attachment or, in the case of underground installations, the customer shall install the meter enclosure, conduit from the meter enclosure to the primary line or transformer, and any trenching to complete the installation, all to city specifications.

(d)   The installation costs to the customer shall be determined by the city and shall include all actual costs of providing the service. The applicant requesting electrical service shall enter into a written contract with the city for a period of five (5) years and shall agree to pay the city monthly an amount equal to the cost divided by sixty (60).

(Ord. 715; Ord. 800; Ord. 805; Ord. 807; Ord. 958)

All electrical services for separate dwelling units shall have separate meter installations. Any premises having electrical service at this time, which service is discontinued for any reason, shall, upon renewal of same, be separately metered.

(Code 1977, 12-208)

No one except regular employees of the light department of this city or persons licensed as electricians shall do any wiring work on any wires connected or to be connected to the municipal light and power distribution system.

(Code 1977, 12-209)

All electrical service connections shall be made in the manner and form prescribed by the public works director of the light and power distribution system.

(Code 1977, 12-210; Code 2016)

Every consumer shall provide a suitable place where a meter can be installed with the location approved by the city. The city shall place the meter and maintain the same, and if at any time the consumer desires to have the meter tested for accuracy, the testing shall be done by the city and a fee, as set by resolution of the governing body from time to time, will be charged for the testing. Testing results will be supplied to the person paying for the testing.

(Code 1985; Code 2016)

For the purpose of reading meters, duly authorized employees of the light department of this city may legally enter upon any premises at any reasonable hour.

(Code 1977, 12-213)

All accounts carried upon the books of the municipal light department of this city shall be with the consumer served, or his or her authorized agent, and the consumer shall at all times be liable for electricity used upon the premises.

(Code 1977, 12-214)

The city hereby reserves the right to discontinue service to any or all customers of the municipal light and power distribution system without notice when the same is necessary in the repair of the system, or any part thereof.

(Code 1977, 12-215)

It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to take any electricity from the municipal light and power distribution system of this city except through a meter installed by the city, or to take any electricity from any premises not owned or under the control of such person, and in no case shall an electric customer extend his or her service to an adjacent property or residence in order to furnish services to such property or residence, even though such property is owned by the same person.

(Code 1977, 12-216)

Refer to City of Eudora Master Fee Schedule.

(Ord. 1044; Code 2016)

The governing body of the City of Eudora does hereby authorize and prescribe an operational charge to be charged to the electrical service customers of the City of Eudora, Kansas with said operational charge to be applicable to electric service as determined by the City of Eudora Master Fee Schedule. There shall be an operational charge per KWH for each electrical service customer for electric supply costs charged to the city by its supplier.

(Ord. 1044; Code 2016)

Highest Capacity at the point of delivery shall be the average Kw load during the fifteen (15) minute period of maximum use during the month divided by the power factor.  Power factor will be determined as the quotient obtained by dividing the kilowatt-hours used during the billing period by the square root of the sum of the squares of the kilowatt-hours used and the lagging reactive kilovolt-ampere-hours supplied during the same period.  Any leading kilovolt-ampere-hours supplied during the period will not be considered.

(Ord. 631; Ord. 951; Ord. 1044; Code 2016)

All accounts for electrical service shall be payable by the 10th day of each calendar month, and a 10% penalty or delinquency charge shall be made on all accounts after that date and such amounts shall be added to the billing.  If any bill for electric services shall remain unpaid after the 20th day of each month, a reconnection for delinquent utility services fee (refer to Master Fee Schedule) will be charged and service can be disconnected.  If disconnected, service will not be reconnected until payment of the entire bill, including penalties, fees, and charges have been received.

(Ord. 1044; Code 2016)

A charge, set by resolution of the governing body from time to time, shall be collected by the city for each check paid to the City of Eudora, Kansas, and which is returned to the city unpaid because the drawer’s account contained insufficient funds or was closed at the time such check was presented to drawer’s bank for payment. All retuned check charges shall be paid at the office of the city clerk.

(Ord. 596; Ord. 780; Ord. 806; Code 2016)