The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1955 · Page 46
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1955
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&-AI§6«a (la.) Upp*f C«* Thursday, Jun* 23, NO. 5SS AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEWERS AND DRAINS, PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL, THE INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF BUILDING SEWERS, AND THE DISCHARGE OF WATERS AND WASTES INTO THE PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEMS; AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF IN THE CITY OF ALGONA, IOWA. Be it ordained by the CiN- Council of the City of Algona, State of Iowa, as fnlows,- Article I Definition! Unless 1he context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning ct terms used in this ordinance shall "be as follows: SecHort 161. "Sewage Works" shall mean all facilities for collecting, pumping, treating, and disposing of 'sewage. Scettan 102 "Superintendent" shall mean the Superintendent of Sewage Works of the City of Algona, or his authorized deputy, agent, or representative. Section 103. "Sewage" shall mean a Combination of the water-carried wastes ITOTTI residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments. together with such ground, surface, and storm waters as may be present. Section 104. "Sewer" shall mean fl pipe or conduit for carrying sewage. Section 105. "Public Sewer" shall mean e sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority. Section 106, "Combined Sewer" shall mean a sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage. Section 107. "Sanitary Sewer" shall mean a sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface, and ground waters etc not intentionally admitted. Section 101. "Storm Sewer" or "Storm Drain" shall mean a sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes. Section 109. "Sewage Treatment Plant" shall mean any arrangement of devices end structures used for treating sewage. Section 110. "Industrial Wastes" shall mean the liquid wastes from industrial processes as distinct from sanitary sewage- Section 111. "Garbage" shall mean solid wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce. Section 112. "Properly Shredded Garbage" shall mean the wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than '/ 2 inch in any dimension. Section 113. "Building Drain" shall mean that part of the lowest horizontal piping 'ot a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning 5 feet outside the inner face of the building wall. Section 114. "Building Sewer" shall mean the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or othar place o< disposal. Section IIS. "B.O.D" (denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand) shall mean the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in 5 days ar 20° C, expressed in parts per million by weight. Section 116. "pH" shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of ttje weight o( hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution. Section 117. "Suspended Solids" shall mean solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids; and w|iich are removable by laboratory filtering.^ Section 118. "Natural Outjet" shall mean any outlet into a watercourse, pond, d-tch, lake or other body of surface or ground water. Section 119. "Watercourse" shall mean a channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently- Section 120. "Person" shall mean any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or group. Section 121. "Shall" is mandatory; "May" is permissive. Article II Hit ef Public $*<•>•<•• Required Section 201. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in an insanitary manner upon public or private property within the City of Atgona, or in any area under jurisdiction of said City, any sanitary or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste. Section 202. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within th» Gtv of Algona, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said Cify, any sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, or other polluted watersj evcept where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this ordi- nnnce. Section 203. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful fo construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic t.vik, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage. Section 204. The owner'of all houses, buildings or properties usrd for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purpose, situated .within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right- of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City, i« hereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet of the property line. Article III Private Sewage Disposal Section 301. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 204, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article. Section 302. Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system the owner shall firs! obtain a written permit signed by the Superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the ity, which the applicant shall supplement y any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of Five !$5.00) Dollars shall be paid to the City Treasurer at the time the application is filed. Section 303. A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction" of the Superintendent. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt, of notice- by - the Superintendent. Section 304. The type; capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Iowa. No permit shall bo issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet. Section 305. At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Section 704, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this ordinance, and any septic tanks^ cesspools, and similar private sewage dfsposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material. Section 306. The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to Iho City. Section 307. No statement contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by trie Health Officer. Article IV Building Sewers and Connections Section 401. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof withot first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent. Section 402. The owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in fhe judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee shall bo paid to the City Treasurer at the time the application is filed. COME TO THE BURT "Cheese iT Cracker" Day This Saturday - In Burt The ELM GROVE CHEESE FACTORY in Burt is sponsoring a Free "Cheese n' Cracker" Day Ihere this coming Saturday. If you like tasty Cheddar cheese, join the folks and come lo Burl for a snack. The affair will be centered at Shipler's Cafe and Peterson's Cafe. It's the Burt salute to "June Dairy Month", and all are invited. FOR VALUABLE MERCHANDISE < IF/YOUR NUMBER IS POSTED IN OUR STORE! — It $*• H of your SALE .CATALOG k amoif thin, Many viln iblt mtrchandis* OIMIIKI Erf Wolf, Ownor Phone 46 Section 40J. All cost? and expanse Incident to the installation and connection ol the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer. Section 404. A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer. Section 40S. Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this ordnance. Section 406. The building sewer shall be cast iron soil pipe, ASTM specification (A74-42) or equal; vitrified clay sewer pipe, ASTM specification (C13-44T) or equal; or other suitable material approved by the Superintendent. Joints shall be tight and waterproof. Any part of the building sewer that is located within 10 feet of a wafer service pipe shall be constructed of cast iron soil pipe with leaded joints. Cast iron pipe with leaded joints may be required by the Superintendent where the building sewer is exposed to damage by tree roots. If installed in filled or unstable ground, the building sewer shall be of cast iron soil pipe, except that non-metallic material may be accepted if laid on a suitable concrete bed or cradle as approved by the Superintendent. Section 407. The size and slope of the building sewer shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent, but in no event shall the diameter be less than six (6) inches. The slope Of such 6-inch pipe shall be not less than one-eighth (1/8) nch per foot. Section 408. Whenever possible the auilding sewer shall be brought to the Building at an elevation below the basement floor. No building sewer shall be laid parallel to or within three (3) feet of any bearing wall, which might thereby he weakened. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost, The building sewer shall be laid at uniform grade and in straight alignment in so far as possible. Changes in direction hall be made only with properly curved pipe and fittings. Section 409. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such drain shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the building sewer. Section 410. All excavations required to? the installation of a building sewer shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent. Pipe laying" and backfill shall be performed in accordance with ASTM specification (C12- 19) except that no backfill shall be placed until the work has been inspected. Section 411. All joints and connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Cast iron pipe joints shall be firmly packed with oakum or hemp and filled wiVh molten lead, Federal Specification (QQ--156), not less than one (1) inch deep. Lead shall be run in one pouring and calked tight. No paint, varnish, or other coatings shall be permitted on the jointing material until after the joint has been tested and approved. All joints in vitrified clap pipe or between such pipe and metals shall be made with approved hot-poured jointing material or cement mortar as specified below. Material for hot-poured joints shall not soften sufficiently to destroy the effectiveness of the joint when subjected to B temperature of one hundred sixty (160"F.) degrees Fahrenheit, nor be soluble in any of the wastes carried by the drainage system. The joint shall first be caulked with jute, hemp, or similar approved material. Cement joints shall be made by pack- ins a closely twisted jute or oakum gas- get, of suitable size to fill partly the annular space between the pipes. The remaining space shall be filled and firmly compacted with mortar composed of I part Portland cement and 3 parts mortar sand. The material shall be mixed dry; only sufficient water shall be added to make the mixture workable. Mortar which has begun to set shall not be used or rctcmpercd. Lime putty or hydrated' lime may be substituted to the extend of not more than 25 per cent of the volume of the Portland cement that may be added. Other jointirio materials and methods may be used only by approval of the Superintendent. Section 412. The connection of the "building sewer into the public sewer shall be made at the "Y" branch, if such branch is available at a suitable location. If no properly located "Y" branch is available, a neat hole may be cut into the public sewer to receive the building sewer, with entry in the downstream direction at an angle of about forty-five (-45") degrees. A forty-five (45°) degree ell may be used to make such connection, with the spigot end cut so as not to extend past the inner surface of the public sewer. The invert of the building sewer at the point of connection shall be at the same or at a higher elevation than the invert of the public sewer. A smooth, neat joint shall be made, and the connection made secure and watertight by encasement in concrete. Special fittings may be used for the connection only when approved by the Superintendent. Section 413. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer i r > ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his representative. Section 414. All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as tc protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the City. Article V Use of the Public Sewert Section 501. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer. Section 502. Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specfiically designated as combined sewer* or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, upon approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet. Section 50J. Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewer: la) Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150*F. (b) Any water or waste which may contain more than 100 parts per million, by weight, of fat, oil, or grease. (c) Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas. (d) Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. (e) Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, ifraw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure, or any other solid or viscous substance capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works. if) Any waters or wastes having a phi lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.0, or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, and pcrsoncl of the sewage works. Ig) Any waters or wastes containing a toxic or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, or create any hazard in the receiving waters, of the sewage treatment plant. (h) Any waters or wastes containing suspended solids of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense is reguircd to handle such materials at the sewage treatment plant. >i) Any noxious or madodorous gas or substance capable of creating a public nuisance. Section $04. Grease, oil, and sand in- tc-ceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are nc-ctsiary for the proper _ handlinfl of liquid wd-Jci containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable w*ites, idr.d, and other harmful ingredients; except that iuch interceptors &h$ll not be required for private living quarters or dwelling unit:.. All interceptors »hill be of a type and capacity approved by the Superintendent, and ihall be located «s to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. Grease and oil interceptors v.Kal! be constructed of impervious materials t»p- Fenton News The Girl Scouis of the Purple Pansey Patrol left early Tuesday morning for a three day outing at Lake Okoboji. They were accompanied by their leaders, Mrs Eugene Mansager and Mrs Holland Brownell. Girls of the Purple Pansey Patrol are Virgene Norland, Faye Hantelman, Mary Alice Rossiter, Barbara Halverson, Nancy Sunde, Kathryn Alt, Bonnie Peril and Susan Hanlel- man, The four boys of this year's Fenton Senior class who joined the Navy just recently, are comfortably settled at the Great Lakes Training Center. They have certainly enjoyed the letters they have received thus far, but have hinted they would like to receive still more. They are Richard Hiatt, Donald Priebe, Ronald Mortenson and Gerald Geitzenauer. Mr and Mrs Claude Shaw and Michael Rogers of Des Moines were weekend guests in the Donald Shaw home. Mrs Clarence Wegener and Mrs B. G. Berkeland attended the County Committee meeting of Homemakers at Emmetsburg Monday afternoon. During the business meeting,, Sept 26, was the date selected for the Rural Woman's Day meeting. Mrs Wegener and Mrs Berkeland are members of the Independence Mixers club. Mr and Mrs Underwood are the parents of a daughter born Thursday. June 16, at the Holy Family hospital. She weighed 5 Ibs. 7 oz. and has been named Lynnora Ann. Mr and Mrs Albert Mitchell and Mr and Mrs Clarence Underwdod are the grandparents. Mrs Herman Gade was the lucky person,to receive the $45 at the Saturday night drawing in Fenton. This Saturday evening, the amount to be given away will be $15. The Fenton Township Homemakers club will have a pot luck, picnic at 5:30 at the Fenton park on Sunday, June 26. All Fenton Township Homemakers and their families are invited. Mr and Mrs Ivan Nickerson and children Mary Elizabeth and David, of Chico, Calif, visited last week with Mr and Mrs Harry Haase. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Edwards and family of Ayrshire and Mr and Mrs Don Steinberger and family were Tuesday evening guests in the Merle Voigt home. Mrs Clara Goetsch of Des Moines visited with Mrs Edith Hayenga Friday afternoon. able of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. They shall be of substantial construction, watertight, and equipped with easily removable covers which when bolted in place shall be gastight and watertight. Stctlon SOS. Where installed, ail grease. oil and sand interceptors shall be maintained by the owner, at his expense, in continuously efficient operation at all times. Section 506. The admission into the public sewers of any waters or wastes having (a) a 5-day Biochemical Oxygen Demand greater than 300 parts per million by weight, or (b) containing more than 350 parts per million by weight of suspended solids, or (c) containing any quantity of substances having the characteristics described in Section 503, or (d) having an average daily flow greater than 2% of the average daily sewage flow of the City, shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent. Where necessary in the opinion of the Superintendent, the owner shall provide, at his expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to, (a) reduce the Biochemical Oxygen Demand to 300 parts per million and the suspended solids to 350 parts per million by weight, or (b) reduce objectionable characteristics or constituents to within the maximum limits provided for in Section 503, or (c) control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes. Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Superintendent and of the Department of Health of the Slate of Iowa, and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing. Section 307. Where preliminary treatment facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation, by the owner at his expense. Section 50i. When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property served by a buHding sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times. Section 109. All measurements, tests, and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in Sections 503 and 506 shall be determined in accordance with "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Sewage," and shall be determined at the control manhole provided for in Section 508, or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the- public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Section $10. No statement contained in this article shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength of character may be accepted by the City for treatment, subject to payment therefor by the industrial concern. Article VI Protection from Damage Section 601. No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully, 'or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is a part of the municipal sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct. Article VII Powers and Authority of Impecton Section 701. The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling; and testing, in accordance with the provision* of this ordinance. Article VIII Arbogast-Schmitt Vows Spoken Sunday At Fenton Fenlon—Yvonne Arbogast and G'erald Schmilt were united in marriage in a pretty ceremony performed Sunday, June .19 ai 2:30 at the Fenton Methodist church. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Arbogast of Fenton and the bridegroom is the son of Mr and Mrs Edward Schmitt of Algona. Rev. C. C. Callahan performed the single ring ceremony. Mrs Ralph Weisbrod played the traditional wedding marches and accompanied John Eigler as hi* sang 'O Promise Me' and The Wedding Prayer.' The bride wore a floor length wedding go%yn styled of Chantilly lace. Her fingertip veil fell from a sequin headdress. She carried a white orchid on a white Bible. Patricia Lufkin was maid of honor and Sharon Eigler and Avis Phipps were bridesmaids. Mary Lou Larsen was flower girl. Gene Reimann was ring bearer. Dwain Oviatt was best man. Adrian Arbogast and Richard Schmitt were groomsmen and Billy Huskamp, Robert Schmitt, Lyle Hansen and Neal Huskamp were ushers. Norma Jean Laiv sen and Doris Beck were candle- lighters. Following the wedding a reception was held in the church parlors for 180 guests. Mrs Melvin Pavik of Faribault^Minn. was in charge of the guest' book. Dining room host and hostess were Mr and Mrs Eugene Huskamp. Mrs Alfred Meyers was in charge of the program given before the reception lunch. Trudy Huskamp and Patty Weaver were in charge of the gifts. Mrs Eugene Huskamp and Mrs Homer Huskamp cut the cake. Table waitresses were lola Berkeland, Marilyn Jentz, Doris Jean Mortensen, Annette Becker, Mildred Heier and Audra Kae Straley. Kitchen hostesses were Mes- dames Don Weisbrod, Florence Behne. W. R. Wolfe, Wilfred Bierstedt,. Ernest Vottelcr, and Ray Zwiefel. The bride is a graduate of the Fenton high school and the Estherville Junior college. She will teach school this fall at Lu- Verne. The bridegroom is a graduate of Gillett Grove high school and is now farming near Algona, with his father, where the couple will make their home. ..Supper guests at the Clarence Thilges home June 4th were Mr and Mrs Duane Metzger and family of Burt; Mr and Mrs Wilbur Boeckholt and Diane Kaye of Lone Rock; Mr and Mrs Albert Metzger of Lone Rock. Mr and Mrs Dale Weisbrod and girls were Sunday guests in the Vernon Niven home at Sioux City. Mr and Mrs Richard Wegener of Greene, la. spent last weekend with Fenton friends. They were Saturday overnight guests in the Holland Brownell home. Mr and Mrs Alvin Zumach entertained at a 6:30 dinner Tues- da, June 14 in honor of their son Gary's 17th birthday. Enjoying the courtesy were Mr and Mrs Marion Stucki, Richard and Dennis, Jerry Waite, Mrs Lena Zumach, Mrs Freelove Weisbrod and Mr and Mrs J. J. Theesfield. Mr and Mrs B. G. Berkeland visited in the Oscar Hansen home at Blue Earth Sunday evening awhile their daughter Tola, attended the wedding of a college friend at Rake, Iowa. Independence Mixers and Independence Farm Bureau members enjoyed a joint-picnic Sunday, June 5, at the Independence Township Hall. Following the pot-luck dinner, the young folks played on the play ground equipment, and club members enjoyed a social afternoon. Mr and Mrs B. G. Berkeland were leaving Thursday of this week for a two week's vacation in California. They will be accompanied by their daughter. Mrs Frank Franson and children of Lincoln, Neb. Mrs Donald Shaw and children spent a week in the Bob Johansen home in Minneapolis. Thursday evening guests of Mr and Mrs Harry Haase were Mr and Mrs Ivan Nickerson and family of Chico, Calif., Mr and Mr and Mrs Ray Westling and Vicki of Burt and Mr and Mrs Donald Gross and girls. Mr and Mrs Walter Widdel enjoyed a five clay sight-seeing trip through Minnesota, Wisconsin and North East Iowa last week, Saturday to Wednesday evening. They also visited with friend? throughout this area. Their granddaughter, Nancy Widdel of Ringsted accompanied them. • Saturday evening'guests in iho William Voigt home in honor of Lois Voigt's birthday were 1 Miami Mrs Clifford Douglas and family, Mr and Mrs Franklin Mueller and boys and Mr and Mr.s Merle Voigt and girls. It's Time For WEED KILLER AND DDT You'll Find Both of Them Here In Whatever Quantity You Need "AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE" FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR "Where You Trade With Yourself" Section 101. Any person found to be violating any provision of this ordinance except Section 601 shall be served by the City with written notice stating the n«- (Cooiiaued On P»g« Thi» ARE THE "PRIVATE" UTILITIES? S OMETIMES the Investor-owned utilities are referred to as "private" utilities, the inference being that they are owned by a few people. These few people are supposed to be either residents of Wall Street or very wealthy individuals. THE FACTS are quite the opposite. The ownership of the Iowa Electric Light and Power Company is widely distributed. It has about 4,000 preferred stockholders and about 10,500 eoVnmon stockholders. These 14,500 owners are scattered all over the United States with more than half of them residing in Iowa. The average holdings of these owners is 66 shares for a preferred stockholder and 147 shares for a common stockholder. The largest individual common stockholder actually owns about 3 percent of the outstanding shares. * When it comet to dividing up the Company's income, the owners run a poor third, with the Government coming first, then the employees, and finally the owners. The ratio of this division as shown in the accompanying chart runs about 5-3-2. The Company has about 1,550 employees, so that it takes something over nine stockholders to provide the capital for each job. PRINCIPAL GROUPS SHARING IN COMPANY OPERATIONS 5 b. 4 a 'o c 2 o ^ 1 GOVERNMENT - EMPLOYEES Taxes Pay Roll OWNERS - * Dividends r - « Dei> not include canilmctioi 1IMM 4«ptnd en thi| com- let utility nrvlc* Thi$ If, indeed, the American form of public ownership. There is one vital difference — stockholders of this Company bought their stock voluntarily and-they can sell it any time they want to. The owners of public power projects, that is the taxpayers, have no choice in the matter and they can't sell out if they want the money for some other purpose. Which way of "owning" tb« utility companies do you think is best? IOWA ElECTRIC LIGHTS POWER 14,500 Amtricani own this Company

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