OVERBROOK—Russ Cobb, Westar Energy, presented the Overbrook City Council with information pertaining to a franchise fee increase of five percent at the July 13 meeting. The last increase was instituted in a June 14, 2006 ordinance. The ordinance is almost expired, and a new ordinance needs to be implemented for that purpose.
“The standard franchise fee is five percent,” Cobb said. “The council has to approve and assign a new ordinance, and have it published. This particular franchise fee will be effective for 20 years.”