AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANCE FOR THE ELECTRICITY AGGREGATION PROGRAM FOR THE VILLAGE OF GRAND RAPIDS WITH FIRSTENERGY SOLUTIONS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 

              WHERAS, Pursuant to Amended Substitute Senate Bill 3 and the vote of the Village's electors at the election in November 2011, the Village of Grand Rapids had determined to provide for its residents an Electric Power Aggregation Plan under which the Village would act as the purchasing agent to make available electric power at reduced rates on an opt-out basis; and

     WHEREAS, The Village has prepared Electric Power Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance which is on file with the Fiscal Officer, and has held two public hearings on the Plan of Operation and Governance on January 23rd, 2012 and February 13th, 2012.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village of Grand Rapids, State of Ohio, that:

     SECTION 1. This Council hereby adopts and approves an Electric Power Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance known as the "Village of Grand Rapids Electric Power Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance," dated February 13, 2012, a copy of which is on file with the Fiscal Officer and which is incorporated herein by reference as if fully rewritten herein.

     SECTION 2. Notice of the passage of this Ordinance shall be given by posting the title and abstract of its contents at the five approved posting places within the Village of Grand Rapids.

     SECTION 3. That it is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this ordinance were taken in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were meetings open to the public in compliance with the law.

     SECTION 4. This ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, convenience and welfare of the Village Grand Rapids and the inhabitants thereof, for the further reason that this Ordinance is required to be immediately effective in order to maximize the potential benefits of the aggregation program for the electricity consumers in the Village, and , shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval; otherwise to be in full force and effect from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

Passed: _____February 13, 2012____________

          

 
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