- Ada, Oklahoma

Local News

June 5, 2013

City wants election on agreement

Ada —

Later this summer, voters will decide whether a Houston-based energy company can continue supplying natural gas to Ada residents.

Ada City Council voted 4-0 Monday to renew the city’s franchise agreement with CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., doing business as CenterPoint Energy Oklahoma Gas. Councilman Guy Sewell was absent.

CenterPoint’s current franchise agreement with the city is expiring and must be renewed, said City Manager Cody Holcomb.

“The agreement will expire in 25 years, and it does allow CenterPoint to supply gas and use the public right of ways for its distribution, as you stated,” he said. “And as you also stated, the franchise fee paid by CenterPoint will remain at 2 percent of gross collections.”

Roberta Taylor, area manager for CenterPoint Energy in Ada, said the natural gas distribution system is a joint venture between CenterPoint and Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E). 

The agreement authorizes CenterPoint to continue operating the system and pay a franchise fee, which equals 2 percent of gross sales.

Read more in The Ada News. Call 580-332-4433 to subscribe today!


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge

For years, Oklahoma was a mostly Democratic state. In recent years, there has been a swing to Republican affiliation. Have you changed your political affiliation to Republican?

     View Results