[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellenville 1-28-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby found and determined that economical hydroelectric energy from the Niagara - St. Lawrence Power Projects will be available to certain municipalities operating public utility services and that it is necessary, in order to qualify for the purchase of said power, to establish a public utility service agency for the purchase and resale of electric energy power to consumers in the Village of Ellenville.
It is further found and determined that the most efficient method of purchasing and distributing electric energy power to consumers in the Village of Ellenville is through contracts and leasing agreements.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Rural and residential users only.
- PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICE
- The purchase and resale of hydroelectric power from the Niagara - St. Lawrence Power Projects to consumers through contracts, leasing and agency agreements with existing public utility companies.
A public utility service to be known as the "Village of Ellenville Public Utility Service Agency" is hereby authorized and established pursuant to Article 14-A of the General Municipal Law.
The Village of Ellenville Public Utility Service Agency shall be administered by three Commissioners to be nominated by the Mayor of the Village of Ellenville, subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees.
The Village of Ellenville Public Utility Service Agency, through the Commissioners by majority vote of same and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellenville, shall have the following powers:
To purchase economical electric energy of the Niagara - St. Lawrence Power Projects, through the New York State Power Authority.
To sell electric energy to consumers in the Village of Ellenville at rates fixed by appropriate governmental agencies and pursuant to the contracts and/or leases specified in § 32-SC and D below.
To make contracts and/or leases with Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, or such other public or private utilities, for the use of facilities for the transmission and distribution of such electric energy purchased by consumers in the Village of Ellenville.
To make contracts with Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, and such other public or private utilities serving the Village of Ellenville, to act as agents for the Village of Ellenville Public Utility Service Agency in the distribution, metering, billing and general administrative functions in connection with the sale of electric energy by the Village of Ellenville Public Utility Service Agency to consumers in the Village of Ellenville.
To exercise all powers necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
The contract's cost for purchasing and transmitting electric energy to consumers in the Village of Ellenville is $43,000, and the maximum estimated cost of purchase and transmission will be $821,000. All costs incurred by the Ellenville Public Utility Service Agency will be offset and reimbursed to the said Agency by rates charged customers.
This chapter does not contemplate the exercise of the power of condemnation nor the establishment of utility facilities or services duplicative of those of existing private utility companies serving the Village of Ellenville.
This chapter shall not become effective until approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question of the approval or disapproval of the proposition submitted to the voters at a general election to be held on March 19, 1985.
Editor's Note: This local law was approved by a majority of the qualified electors voting at a general election held 3-19-1985.