The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 October 2005

Today's election

A lot of school districts are hoping to get bond issues approved, but here in the Big Town, unless you're in one of those districts, there's only one matter on the ballot: changing one line of the franchise agreement between the city and Oklahoma Natural Gas.

Under the current agreement, business customers who buy gas from an ONG competitor but still use ONG's pipelines — there are about three hundred such — don't have to pay the three-percent franchise fee. The new wording will specify that anyone using ONG delivery systems must pay the fee, regardless of the origin of the gas.

The new franchise agreement, if approved by voters, will be in effect for five years.

Posted at 6:20 AM to City Scene