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High-voltage meeting Saturday in Claverack

Oct 15, 2014 12:20 am
The Columbia Paper reports the Claverack Town Board hosts a public informational meeting Sat., Oct. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Churchtown firehouse on the proposed power line project that would go through the town of Claverack. The state Public Service Commission is reviewing proposals to run new high voltage lines from further upstate to a Dutchess County site to supply more power to New York City and Long Island, and some of those would go through Claverack. "Claverack Supervisor Clifford “Kippy” Weigelt and board members Stephen Hook, Brian Keeler, Bill Gerlach and Ms. Cashen released a statement from their workshop meeting saying they were “extremely disappointed to learn that, despite widespread public concern and thousands of comments filed with the PSC, the PSC has apparently ignored the public and instead decided to move forward with its plans to entertain proposals from developers, with no obligation or incentive to keep the line within the existing right-of-way. There seems to be, in fact, very little evidence that the concerns of Hudson Valley residents were taken into account at all.” Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.