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of a period of fifty (50) years from the date at which energy is ready for delivery to the city, as announced by the Secretary. The holder of any contract for electrical energy, including the municipality, not in default thereunder, shall be entitled to a renewal thereof upon such terms and conditions as may be authorized or required under the then existing laws and regulations, unless the property of such holder dependent for its usefulness on a continuation of the contract be purchased or acquired and such contractor be compensated for damages to its property, used and useful in the transmission and distribution of such electrical energy and not taken, resulting from the termination of the supply.
DISPUTES AND DISAGREEMENTS (22) (a) Disputes or disagreements arising under this contract between the municipality and any lessee or other allottee shall be arbitrated by three arbitrators, except where otherwise provided in this contract. The municipality shall name one arbitrator, and the other disputant shall name one. These two shall name the third. If either disputant has notified the other that arbitration is demanded and that it has named an arbitrator, and if thereafter the other disputant fails to name an arbitrator for fifteen days, the Secretary, if requested by either disputant shall name such arbitrator, who shall proceed as though named by the disputant. The two arbitrators so named shall meet within five days after appointment of the second and name the third. If they fail to do so, the Secretary will, on request by either disputant or arbitrator, name the third. A decision by any two of the three arbitrators shall be binding on the disputants and enforceable by court proceedings or by the Secretary in his discretion. Arbitration as herein provided, or the failure of the arbitrators to render a decision within six months of appointment of the third arbitrator, shall be a condition precedent to suit by either disputant against the other upon the matter in dispute.
(6) Disputes or disagreements between the United States and the municipality as to the interpretation or performance of the provisions of this contract shall be determined either by arbitration or court proceedings, the Secretary of the Interior being authorized to act for the United States in such proceedings. Whenever a controversy arises out of this contract, and the disputants agree to submit the matter to arbitration, the municipality shall name one arbitrator and the Secretary shall name one arbitrator, and the two arbitrators thus chosen shall elect three other arbitrators, but in the event of their failure to name all or any of the three arbitrators within five (5) days after their first meeting, such arbitrators, not so elected, shall be named by the senior judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit. The decision of any three of such arbitrators shall be a valid and binding award of the arbitrators.
USE OF PUBLIC AND RESERVED LANDS OF THE UNITED STATES
(23) The use is authorized of such public and reserved lands of the United States as may be necessary or convenient for the construction, operation, and maintenance of main transmission lines, to transmit electrical energy generated at Hoover Dam, together with the use of such public and reserved lands of the United States as may be designated by the Secretary, from time to time, for camp sites, residences for employees, warehouses, and other uses incident to the operation and maintenance of the power plant and incidental works.
PRIORITY OF CLAIMS OF THE UNITED STATES
(24) Claims of the United States arising out of this contract shall have priority over all others, secured or unsecured, and the municipality shall exercise all its powers including the power of taxation, and the powers of assessment, levying and collection of taxes of every kind, which the municipality has or may acquire, for the provision of funds which may become due to the United States under this contract.
TRANSFER OF INTEREST IN CONTRACT
(25) No voluntary transfer of this contract, or of the rights hereunder, shall be made without the written approval of the Secretary; and any successor or assign of the rights of the muncipiality, whether by voluntary transfer, judicial sale, foreclosure sale, or otherwise, shall be subject to all the conditions of the Boulder Canyon project act and also subject to all the provisions and conditions of this contract to the same extent as though such successor or assign were the original contractor hereunder; provided, that a mortgage or trust deed or judicial sales made thereunder shall not be deemed voluntary transfers within the meaning of this article.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
(26) This contract is subject to such rules and regulations conforming to the Boulder Canyon project act as the Secretary may from time to time promulgate; provided, however, that no right of the municipality hereunder shall be impaired or obligation of the municipality hereunder shall be extended thereby; and provided further, that opportunity for hearing shall be afforded the municipality by the Secretary prior to promulgation thereof.
AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO COLORADO RIVER COMPACT
(27) This contract is made upon the express condition and with the express understanding that all rights hereunder shall be subject to and controlled by the Colorado River compact, being the compact or agreement signed at Santa Fe, N. Mex., November 24, 1922, pursuant to act of Congress approved August 19, 1921, entitled "An act to permit a compact or agreement between the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, respecting the disposition and apportionment of the waters of the Colorado River, and for other purposes," which compact was approved in section 13 (a) of the Boulder Canyon project act.
CONTINGENT UPON APPROPRIATIONS (28) This contract is subject to appropriations being made by Congress from year to year of moneys sufficient to do the work provided for herein, and to there being sufficient moneys available in the Colorado River Dam fund to permit allotments to be made for the performance of such work. No liability shall accrue against the United States, its officers, agents, or employees, by reason of sufficient moneys not being so appropriated or on account of there not being sufficient moneys in the Colorado River Dam fund to permit of said allotments. This agreement is also subject to the condition that if for any other reason construction of Hoover Dam is not prosecuted to completion with reasonable diligence, then and in such event either party hereto may terminate its obligations hereunder upon one (1) year's written notice to the other party hereto.
TITLE TO REMAIN IN UNITED STATES (29) As provided by section six (6) of the Boulder Canyon project act, the title to Hoover Dam, reservoir, plant, and incidental works shall forever remain in the United States.
REMEDIES UNDER CONTRACT NOT EXCLUSIVE
(30) Nothing contained in this contract shall be construed as in any manner abridging, limiting, or depriving the United States of any means of enforcing any remedy either at law or in equity for the breach of any of the provisions hereof which it would otherwise have.
MEMBER OF CONGRESS CLAUSE
(31) No Member of or Delegate to Congress or Resident Commissioner shall be adimtted to any share or part of this contract, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom. Nothing, however, herein contained shall be construed to extend to this contract if made with a corporation for its general benefit.
In witness whereof, the parties hereto have caused this contract to be executed the day and year first above written, Attest:
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Secretary of the Interior.
President of the Council of the City of Burbank.
City Clerk of the City of Burbank.
Omitted. Consists of Appendix 2, supra.