The City of Kasson, Minnesota (hereinafter referred to as "grantor"), hereby grants a nonexclusive franchise to Peoples Natural Gas, a division of UtiliCorp United Inc., a Delaware corporation (hereinafter called "grantee"), its lessees, successors and assigns. This repeals the franchise previously granted by Ordinance No. 492. Grantee is hereby granted the right, privilege, franchise, permission, and authority to construct, maintain, operate and extend in the present and future streets, alleys, avenues, bridges, public rights-of-way and public places as are now within the present or future limits of said grantor, a natural gas distribution system for the purpose of supplying natural gas or processed gas for all purposes to the inhabitants of said grantor and consumers in the vicinity thereof, and for the distribution of natural gas from or through said grantor to points beyond the limits thereof. Grantor further grants grantee the right, permission and authority to lay, install, maintain, and operate over, across and along all of the streets, avenues, alleys, bridges, public rights-of-way and public places of grantor all mains, services, pipes, conduits, and appliances necessary or convenient for transmitting, transporting, distributing, and supplying natural gas for all purposes for which it may be used, and to do all other things necessary and proper in providing natural gas service to the inhabitants of grantor and in carrying on such business.
(Prior Code, § 7-28) (Ord. 781, passed - -)