ORDINANCE No. 2565
<br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE
<br />GAS UTILITY FRANCHISE TO NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY
<br />THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
<br />Section 1: Definitions and Explanations.
<br />(1) As used in this ordinance.
<br />(a) "City" means the City of Lake Oswego and the areas within its boundaries,
<br />including its boundaries as extended in the future.
<br />(b) "Council" means the legislative body of the City.
<br />(c) "Grantee" means the corporation referred to in Section 2 of this ordinance.
<br />(d) "Gas mains" includes all gas transmission and distribution facilities located
<br />on or under any street, bridge or public place within the City.
<br />(e) "Person" includes an individual, corporation, association, firm, partnership
<br />and joint stock company.
<br />(f) "Public place" includes any city -owned park, place or grounds within the
<br />City that is open to the public but does not include a right of way.
<br />(g) "Right of Way" includes a street, alley, avenue, road, boulevard,
<br />thoroughfare, bridge or public highway within the City.
<br />(2) As used in this ordinance, the singular number may include the plural and the
<br />plural number may include the singular.
<br />Section 2: Rights Granted.
<br />Subject to the City of Lake Oswego codes, ordinances, and regulations, and the
<br />conditions and reservations contained in this ordinance, the City hereby grants to
<br />NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS COMPANY, a corporation, the right, privilege and
<br />franchise to:
<br />(1) Construct, maintain and operate a gas utility system within the City of Lake
<br />(2) Install, maintain and operate on and under the rights of way of the City, facilities
<br />for the transmission and distribution of gas to the City and its inhabitants; and
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