Ordinance No. 3 – 1959 Water Works Creation

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An ordinance of the village of Bellechester, Minnesota, granting to Bellechester waterworks, inc., a Minnesota corporation, its lessees, successors and assigns, a non-exclusive authority for a period of 50 years to erect and maintain a water supply and distribution system and any and all necessary main, pipes and other appliances thereunto pertaining to, upon, over, across and along streets, alleys and public places of the village of Bellechester, Minnesota, for the transmission, distribution and sale of water in said village and prescribing the terms and conditions under which said company shall operate.

The village council of the village of Bellechester do ordain as follows:

SECTION 1. That Bellechester Water Works, Inc. a Minnesota Corporation, its lessees, successors and assigns, hereinafter referred to as grantee, be and are hereby granted a non-exclusive authority for a period of 50 years, to erect and maintain a water supply distribution system and any and all necessary mains, pipes, and other appliances thereunto appertaining in, upon, over, across the streets, alleys, and public places of the Village of Bellechester, Minnesota, for the transmission, distribution, and sale of water in said Village.

SECTION 2. Whenever the grantee, in the construction or maintenance of its system or in the installation of any extension thereto, shall cut into or take up any pavement or shall make any excavation in any street, avenue, alley or public places within the corporate limits of the village, the said grantee shall replace all streets, avenues, alleys or public places in as good order and condition as the same was before the doing of such work.

SECTION 3. Grantee agrees for and behalf of itself, its lessees, successors and assigns that all authority and rights in this ordinance contained, shall at all times be subject to all the rights, power and authority now or hereafter possessed by said Village of Bellechester, Minnesota, to regulate rates, control and direct or otherwise by ordinance or resolution legislate concerning the franchise herein granted and concerning the manner in which grantee shall use the streets, alleys and public places of said Village and concerning the manner in which grantee shall use and enjoy the franchise herein granted.

SECTION 4. The grantee shall at all times protect and save harmless the Village of Bellechester from all damage and loss from or arising out of or by reason of construction or maintenance of said water supply and distribution system.

Adopted this 12th day of November 1959.

Attest: W. N. Majerus, Clerk Adam Poncelet, Mayor