Public Papers of Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., Governor for 1901-1904 Volume 4

Public Papers of Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., Governor for 1901-1904 Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...OF ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 890--CONCERNING THE NIAGARA, LOCKPORT AND ONTARIO POWER COMPANY STATE OF NEW YORK Execut1ve Chamber May 14, 1904 Memorandum accompanying disapproval of Assembly bill No. 890, entitled "An act to amend chapter seven hundred and twenty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Niagara, Lockport and Ontario Power Company, ' by extending time to commence work and otherwise "--Disapproved. In 1894 the Legislature of the State gave to the Niagara, Lockport and Ontario Power Company a charter which permitted it to take water from the Niagara river, at a point about twelve miles above Niagara Falls, for the purpose of furnishing pure and wholeson: .-water for domestic purposes to the city of Lockport, as well as to generate and sell electricity in the counties of Niagara, Orleans and Erie. The time in which this work was to be commenced has about elapsed without advantage having been taken of the valuable rights which were conferred in the original act. It has been claimed that the restricted use and territory which the original act granted were not sufficiently attractive to induce capital to invest in the enterprise. The bill now before me eliminates the water supply provision and seeks to make of it a company whose principal purpose is to sell both hydraulic and electrical power. To compensate the company for the loss of the power of condemnation which it had by reason of its being a water company, this bill seeks to confer privileges of the broadest character. Its territory is no longer restricted to the three counties named in the law of 1894, but it is given the right to operate anywhere within the State of New York. But few restrictions are placed upon it, and the...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835360
  • 9781236835369