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File #: 2019-0386    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/18/2019 In control: Local Services, Regional Roads and Bridges Committee
On agenda: 10/30/2019 Final action: 10/30/2019
Enactment date: 11/7/2019 Enactment #: 19004
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving an application for renewal of a franchise with Puget Sound Energy, Inc., for use of the road rights-of-way in unincorporated King County for the construction and maintenance of electric power facilities.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Franchises
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19004, 2. 2019-0386 legislative review form, 3. A. Franchise Agreement, 4. 2019-0386 transmittal letter, 5. 2019-0386 Fiscal Note - PSE Franchise, 6. 2019-0386 Press Release - PSE Franchise, 7. 2019-0386 Property Summary - PSE Franchise, 8. 2019-0386_SR_dated_10142019, 9. Final Agreement - PSE Franchise corrected 11-22-19
Staff: Sanders, April

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AN ORDINANCE approving an application for renewal of a franchise with Puget Sound Energy, Inc., for use of the road rights-of-way in unincorporated King County for the construction and maintenance of electric power facilities.

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STATEMENT OF FACTS:

1.  In 2007, Puget Sound Energy, Inc., filed an application to renew its nonexclusive franchise for the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric power facilities within current and future rights-of-way in all of unincorporated King County.

2.  The application was referred to the facilities management division of the department of executive services for development of the terms and conditions for a right-of-way franchise with Puget Sound Energy, Inc., in accordance with K.C.C. 6.27.050.A.1.

3.  The application has been reviewed by the roads services division of the department of local services roads division, in accordance with K.C.C. 6.27.050.A.2.

4.  The King County executive recommends approval of the franchise and hereby refers such to the King County council for hearing and decision, in accordance with K.C.C. 6.27.050.A.

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  The metropolitan King County council, having determined that the application by Puget Sound Energy, Inc., meets the criteria for granting of a right-of-way franchise and that the grant is in the best interests of the public, does hereby approve the

attached franchise agreement and authorizes the King County executive to execute the agreement.