For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CITY.  The City of Claremore, Oklahoma, a municipal corporation.
   EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE.  A telephone system utilizing a three digit number, 911, for reporting any emergency to the appropriate public agency providing law enforcement, fire, medical or other emergency services, including ancillary communication systems and personnel necessary to pass the reported emergency to the appropriate emergency service and personnel, within the corporate limits of the city.
   EMERGENCY TELEPHONE FEE.  A fee used to finance the operation of the emergency telephone service, so as to provide service users within the corporate limits of the city access to the emergency telephone service.
   LOCAL EXCHANGE TELEPHONE COMPANY.  Any company providing exchange telephone services to any service user within the corporate limits of the city, including any competitive local exchange carrier as defined in 17 O.S. § 139.102.
   PERSON.  Any service user, including but not limited to any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, joint venture, association, cooperative organization, private corporation, whether organized for profit or not, fraternal organization, non-profit organization, estate, trust, business or common law trust, receiver, assignee for the benefit of creditors, trustee or trustee in bankruptcy, the United States of America, the state, political subdivisions of the state, or any federal or state agencies, departments, commissions, boards, or bureaus.
   SERVICE USER.  Any person who is provided exchange telephone service within the corporate limits of the city.
   TARIFF RATE.  The rate or rates billed by the local exchange telephone company stated in tariffs applicable for such company as approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which represents the recurring charges of the local exchange telephone company for exchange service or its equivalent, exclusive of all taxes, fees, licenses or similar charges whatsoever.
(63 O.S. § 2813)  (`83 Code, § 13-701)  (Ord. 88-2, passed 3-7-88; Am. Ord. 96-27, passed 8-19-96; Am. Ord. 98-51, passed 12-21-98)