The Moore American

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May 14, 2013

Moore voters approve proposition continuing OG&E distribution

NORMAN — In a landslide vote Tuesday, Moore voters approved to continue the franchise of OG&E to distribute electricity in the city and maintain poles, wires, conduits and other facilities and equipment in the public rights of way.

During a special election, voters approved the proposition by 88.1 percent, or 333 votes. There were 45 votes, or 11.9 percent, against the proposition. All 19 precincts were reported to the Cleveland County Election Board before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

The franchise is approved by voters every 25 years. In return for the franchise, OG&E pays Moore 3 percent of the gross revenues arising from the sale of electricity within the city limits.

“That’s a key revenue source for our general fund,” Finance Director Jim Corbett said. “It generates about $1.2 million per year.

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