Electric Distribution maintains the electric distribution lines that provide electric service to our customers. They are responsible for the maintenance of 75 miles of primary distribution lines, our distribution substation on Lincoln Street, as well as many more miles of secondary lines, services structures, etc. They install/repair/maintain street lighting, traffic signals on city maintained streets, cut & trim trees for right-of-way maintenance, assists in electric maintenance at city owned buildings/facilities, assist Street & Property Maintenance Division with tree trimming over streets, assist other governmental agencies, perform community service work, etc. These are the folks you see in bucket trucks in thunderstorms, during & after ice storms, and other events that interrupt your electric service, getting your power back on.
Code Of Ordinances
55.07 No claim for damages on account of accident
It is expressly agreed between the City and users and consumer of electric current or power that no claim for damages shall be made against the City on account of any wire connection or any other appliance breaking or accidental failure to supply current or power. (prior Code, 8-136)