1040.06   PROVISION OF UTILITY SERVICES BY VILLAGE; EXCEPTION.
   (a)   There is currently designated no provider of electric, water or sewer utility services, other than the Village and its utility departments, that is authorized by the Village, under Article XVIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, to provide new utility services within the corporate limits of the Village.
   (b)   On and after the effective date of this section (Ordinance 96-011, passed July 16, 1996), all utility service connections for electric utility service within the corporate limits of the Village, as the same may be altered from time to time through annexation or otherwise, shall be made with the Village's electric utilities.
   (c)   On and after the effective date of this section (Ordinance 96-011, passed July 16, 1996), any and all utility service connections for water and sewer utility service within the corporate limits of the Village, as the same may be altered from time to time through annexation or otherwise, shall be made with the Village's water and sewer utilities, if the Village determines that it would be economically feasible and efficient to accept any or all accounts.
   (d)   This section shall not affect utility service connections between individual residents of the Village and providers of utility services other than the Village, if such connections are existing and in place as of the effective date of this section (Ordinance 96-011, passed July 16, 1996).  Such connections are hereby permitted to continue, at the option of residents having such connections, until such time as the Village obtains such authorization or approval as may be required under the laws of the State to cause such existing connections to be terminated and to cause utility service provided by the Village to be substituted for service provided under such other arrangements. 
(Ord. 96-011.  Passed 7-16-96.)