Town in dark over power line plan

Town in dark over power line plan

Officials don’t know what route proposed NYSEG line through West Ghent will take
The Register Star
By Trevor Alford
Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:08 AM EDT

GHENT — Despite attempts to open a dialogue between the town of Ghent and New York State Electric and Gas, no new information has been brought to light about the proposed power line through West Ghent.

At its April 19 meeting, the Ghent Town Board said the details of the NYSEG power line are still up in the air. Members are concerned because NYSEG representatives haven’t responded to questions they’ve been asking.

NYSEG hasn’t yet filed with the Public Service Commission to officially start the process of a review for the new power line. The Town Board doesn’t yet know what path the 115-kilovolt line would take, but members have seen three different options.

“Until they file, our hands are tied,” said Supervisor Larry Andrews.

This power line would provide additional power to properties to the north and east of Ghent. It will also provide read more

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