ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A JOINT CONTRACT BY AND AMONG THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI AND CERTAIN OTHER MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI FOR THE PURPOSE OF JOINING THE MISSOURI JOINT MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY COMMISSION PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE JOINT MUNICIPAL UTILITY COMMISSION ACT AND APPOINTING A DIRECTOR AND ALTERNATE DIRECTOR THEREFORE.
WHEREAS, The Joint Municipal Commission Act, Laws of 1978, Page 286, 79th General Assembly, State of Missouri (the “Act”) authorizes municipalities to become parties to a joint contract (the “Joint Contract”) establishing a joint municipal electric utility commission as a separate legal entity, constituting a political subdivision and body politic and corporate of the State of Missouri, in order to provide for the financing, acquisition and operation of the power generation, transmission and distribution facilities and resources required to meet the municipalities’ electric power and energy requirements;
WHEREAS, various municipalities have entered into a Joint Contract dated as of May 1, 1979, as amended February 1, 1980 and June 14, 1984 for the aforesaid purposes;
WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “Municipality”) to join the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission by becoming a party to the Joint Contract for the aforesaid purposes.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, as follows:
1. That the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, is hereby authorized to enter into the Joint Contract with other municipalities for the purpose of joining a separate legal entity known as the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission in order to provide for the financing, acquisition and operation of the power generation, transmission and distribution facilities and resources required to meet the municipalities’ electric power and energy requirements. The Joint Contract is in the form of the Joint Contract presented to this meeting and attached hereto as Exhibit A. The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute and deliver the Joint Contract in the form submitted as Exhibit A hereto.
2. That the Mayor is hereby appointed a Director of the Commission and the City Superintendent is hereby appointed an Alternate Director. Said Director and Alternate Director shall perform such duties and functions as required by the provisions of the Joint Contract until replaced by this governing body.
3. This ordinance shall take effect upon adoption.
Passed and approved this 26th day of November 1996.
Don Cole, Mayor
Tammy Williams, City Clerk