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Ord #32

AN ORDINANCE WHEREBY THE CITY OF JOHNSON OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS
AND THE SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, A MISSOURI CORPORATION, AGREE THAT THE TELEPHONE COMPANY SHALL CONTINUE TO OPERATE ITS TELEPHONE SYSTEM AND ALL BUSINESS INCIDENTAL TO OR CONNECTED WITH THE CONDUCTING OF A TELEPHONE BUSINESS AND SYSTEM IN SAID CITY, AND ERECT AND MAINTAIN ITS PLANT CONSTRUCTION AND APPURTENANCES ALONG,
ACROSS, ON, OVER, THROUGH, ABOVE AND UNDER ALL PUBLIC STREETS, AVENUES, ALLEYS, PUBLIC GROUNDS AND PLACES IN SAID CITY, THAT THE CITY SHALL RECEIVE AN ANNUAL PAYNENT FR0M THE TELEPHONE COMPANY, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND AGREEMENTS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH:
WHEREAS, the City desires to ena:ct and impose upon the Telephone Company a tax which shall be in lieu of all other licenses, charges, fees or special taxes other than the
usual general or special ad valorem taxes, and
WHEREAS, the City recognizes and concurs in the purpose and intent of an order of the
Arkansas Public Service Commission entered on December 10, 1957, i.n Docket U-1281
relating to the treatment by the Telephone Company of all City special taxes;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Johnson,
State of Arkansas that:
SECTION 1.The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, its successors and assigns
(herein referred to as "Telephone Company«) shall continue to operate its telephone
system and all business.inciderrtal to or connected with the conducting of a telephone
business and system in.the City of Johnson , State of Arkansas, (herein
referred to as "City")o The plant construction and appurtenances used in or incident
to the giving of telephone service and to the maintenance of a telephone business and
system by the Telephone Company in said City shall remain as now constructed, subject
to such changes as may be considered necessary by the City in the exercise of its
inherent. powers and by the Telephone Company in the conduct of its business, and said
Telephone Company shall continue to exercise its right to place, remove, construct
and reconstruct, extend and maintain its said plant and appurtenances as the business
and purpose for which it is or may be incorporated may from time to time require,
along, across, on, over, through, above and under all the public streets, avenues,
alleys, and "the public groul1ds and. places within the limits of said City as the same
from time to time may be established.
SECTION 2. The Telephone Company shall pay to the City on or before March 1, 19 73 ,
for ·the period January 1, 1973, to December 31, 1973, inclusive, and thereafter
for  like periods on or before each March 1 an amount determined by multiplying the
number of telephones ·within the corporate limits of the city as of the last day of
the preceding year by the sum of $ 1. 04.
SECTION 3. The annual payment herein :required shall be in lieu of all other licenses,
charges, fees or impositions (other than the usual general or special ad valorem taxes)
which may be imposed by the City under authority conferred by law, The Telephone Company shall have the privilege of crediting such sums with any unpaid balance due said ,
Company for telephone services rendered or facilities furnished to said City.
SECTION 4. The Telephone Company on the request of any person shall remove or raise or lower its wires temporarily to permit the moving of houses or other structures,
The expense of such temporary removal, raising or lowering of wires shall be paid by
the party or parties requesting the same, and the Telephone Company may require such payment in advance, The Telephone Company shall be given not less than forty-eight hours advance notice to arrange for such temporary wire changes."

SECTION 5. Permission is hereby granted to the Telephone. Company to trim trees upon and ovedseeing streets, alleys, sidewalks and public places of said City so as to
prevent the branches of such trees from coming in contact with the wires and cables
of the Telephone Company, all the said trimming to be done under the supervision and
direction of any City official to whom said duties have been or may be delegated,
SECTION 6. Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be construed to require or
permit any electric light or power Hire attachments by the City or for the City. If
light or power attachments are desired by the City or for the City, then a separate
noncontingent agreement shall be a prerequisite to such attachments,
SECTION 7, Nothing herein contained shall be construed as giving to the Telephone
Company any exclusive privileges, nor shall it affe.ct any prior or existing rights
of the Telephone C:ompany to maintain a telephone system within the City.
SECTION 8. All other ordinances and agreements and parts of ordinances and agree-ments
relating to the operating of or right to operate a telephone system within said
City are hereby repealed.

SECTION 9. The said Telephonee Company shall have sixty ( 60) days from and after its
passage and approval to file its written acceptance of thi.s ordinance with the City
Clerk, and upon such acceptanee being filed, this Ordinance shall be considered as
taking effect and being in force from and after the date of its passage and approval
by the Hayor. The Ordinance shall continue in effect and be in force until ter-
minated by the City or the Telephone Company as of the end of any year after giving
one (1) year's Hritten notice of intention to terminate.