A consumer requesting the relocation of existing lines or converting existing overhead lines to underground will be responsible for 100% of the cost, including any special transformers, equipment, and materials that are needed. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and done only at the discretion of the Cooperative.
All line extensions are the property of the Cooperative to own, operate, and maintain, regardless of the members’ contribution to construction. Power lines and fixtures not utilized for 2 consecutive years will be considered idle. Members can keep idle services installed with an idle service payment of $100 annually or the equipment can be removed at the Cooperative’s discretion. Efforts of notification will be limited to current Cooperative billing records.
New Construction Service
All new service installations must remain active for a minimum of 24 months. Members who disconnect prior to 24 months of service will be charged the minimum monthly fee for the prorated months (up to 24 months) not connected.
Costs incurred in the relocation of existing security lights will be borne 100% by the consumer.
The applicant will procure necessary easements or other necessary land use rights for line extensions and will furnish these to the Cooperative in a form to be recorded at the Ravalli County Court House.
The applicant shall perform any required right-of-way clearing before construction is scheduled.