Recently purchased some land in the ETJ of my County that is served by a local electric coop.
When inquiring about setting up power for my property, the coop let me know that it would be ~$4500 to erect a pole and run line to my property. When I pointed out that there were poles and lines currently running diaganolly across my property, I was told that I couldn't use those poles or lines.
At this point I asked the coop to produce the recorded easement agreement. There response was that "these older easements are from the 1970's and early 1980's and are not recorded. Easements in Texas do not need to be recorded to be legal, and it was cost-prohibitive for the Cooperative to record those years ago. The way we keep our easements are on rolls, and we have them imaged as we need them. In addition, the easements are signed by the landowners at the time the line was built. We file those here at the coop under the name as well as with a map reference (which identifies the area for th easement). I have 14 easements signed by various members of the family who owned that property many years ago. I cannot specifically say which one of those easements is for that line running diagonally through your property."
I'm wondering if the fact that they can't produce an easement agreement means that they'll need to enter into one with me. If so, what are typical terms for such an agreement?