Municipal Franchises: Introductory. Pipe and wire franchises

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Gervaise Press, 1910 - Municipal franchises
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Contents

Public authorities negotiate in the dark
9
Aldermen hare not had expert advice
10
Franchise rights under general laws
11
Franchise grants by administrative departments
12
Franchises granted by suburban districts
13
Influence of territorial expansion upon city franchises
14
Franchises by acquiescence
15
Franchises that do not expire when their time is up
16
Competing franchises absorbed by a single company
17
Franchises expiring at different periods
18
Extensions sought by the companies
19
Extensions demanded by the public
20
Franchises modified by judicial interpretation
21
Consents to changes of motive power
22
Constitutional and statutory limitations
23
The network of railway tracks built into the streets SB 87 The web of telephone wires connecting the buildings
26
The high tension wires carrying light and power
27
What a franchise is
28
Franchises establish monopolies
29
What gives monopoly its advantage
31
CHAPTER m
34
The imposition of special taxes
46
Special obligations imposed in franchise grants
49
Improved service required
51
A uniform rate without a minimum charge 68
53
Better treatment of employees required
55
Controlling the companys contracts
56
The sliding scale device
57
Division of profits with the city
58
The right to purchase reserved to the city
59
Reversion of the property to the city at the expiration of the franchise
63
Profits induced by creating special demands for service
64
Profits from auxiliary enterprises
65
Profits from the sale of accessories
67
Profits from the sale of incidental privileges and surplus services
69
Profits from the exploitation of real estate
70
CHAPTER IV
73
Property owners consents
74
Requirement of public approval for location of works
76
Civil damages
77
Elimination of noise dust noxious odors and other nuisances
78
The furnishing of service made compulsory
79
Discrimination in rates forbidden
81
Inspection of meters and records of oh
86
Standard quality of service required
87
Safety regulations made and appliances required
88
Requiring underground construction
90
Special training of employees required
91
Easy identification of responsible company required
93
Interference with other users of the streets M
94
Limitation of obligations that may be imposed upon consumers
98
A tribunal for hearing complaints
99
TEMPTATIONS TO PUBLIC WRONG AND WAYS OF OVERCOMING THEM Section 82 Activities of public service corporations that run counte...
101
Opposition to decency and public order
103
Bribery of public officials
105
Free service to public officials
106
Competition vs monopoly in public utility enterprises
123
Monopoly limited by indirect competition
124
Monopoly strengthened by alliances
126
Influence of the junk heap on monopoly advantages
127
Advantages of monopoly affected by fluctuation in the value of money
128
Fundamental principles generally agreed upon ISO 103 The elimination of special franchise values 180
130
ELECTRIC LIGHT HEAT AND POWER AS A PUBLIC UTILITY Section 103 History and growth of the utility 1S6 104 Uses of electrical current 1...
135
Patents licenses and parent and holding companies 188
138
Combination with other industries
139
Municipal and private plants
140
Special conditions affecting this public utility
141
Competitive grants
142
Putting wires underground
144
Peak loads and special rates for different services
145
A blanket franchise Jersey City
150
CHAPTER
217
Development of water power and interurban transmission of current
244
CHAPTER IX
252
CHAPTER X
323
CHAPTER XI
349
ELECTRICAL CONDUITS
367
CHAPTER XlII
397
CHAPTER XIV
451
Capitalization of sewerage and drainage undertakings
453
A failure of private enterprise to render serviceNew Orleans 454 206 Exclusive franchise in a little townLong Branch N J
455
Extensions to be based on reasonable revenueAustin Tex
457
A detailed schedule of rates and discounts Atlantic City N J
460
CENTRAL HEATING FRANCHISES Section 209 Extent of the central heating business and its relation to other utilities 406
466
Description of a plant in operationJohnstown Pa
467
Regulation of rates by the common councilDetroit 409
469
Rates depending on price of coalKalamazoo
473
Free heating for city buildingsColumbus 0
474
Hot water and steam heating at different ratesSalt Lake City
477
Steam for both heat and powerSeattle
478
Rebates for poor service South Bend Ind
480
A franchise good for any kind of heatKansas City Mo
481
Franchise to be construed as an entiretyToledo
483
City may purchase plant or license a purchaserIndianapolis
485
Citys option to purchase at frequent intervalsDuluth
488
City to be on a par with most favored customers New York
489
Steam heating and conduitscombluedNashville
492
City to receive for franchise 2 per cent of total investment in plant Newark
494
A 100year blanket franchise for heating refrigerating gas electric light and power Loekport N Y
495
Steam heating and electric power combined A city of 15000
496
Heating ventilating and regulating system in connection with an electric light plant La Crosse Wis
497
REFRIGERATION FRANCHISES Suction 227 Pipe line refrigeration
498
Franchises for restricted areas New York City
499
Plant may be purchased at expiration of grantBaltimore 602
502
Rates to be regulated by the municipalityKansas City Mo
504
Extensions to earn 8 per centWichita Ks 605
506
Pipe lines for local distribution Cleveland
529
CHAPTER XX
543
CHAPTER XXI
595
List of Authorities
664
Index of Volume 1
673
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