This letter is to support the Town of Vermont Board’s Resolution of June 13, 2016 asking the Public Service Commission for consumer friendly information about the proposed 345 KV electric power transmission line through Vermont Township, and about options to that proposal.
The Town Board’s Resolution is similar to other Resolutions by other municipalities who are concerned by the impact the transmission line could have on our land and pocketbook. The town resolution sets out a number of issues required by law that are not addressed by proposing utilities (ATC, ITC and Dairyland Cooperative) in their applications to the Public Service Commission and asks that information about these issues be addressed by the PSC also as required by law and then used for a nal decision.
The resolution speaks to values and choice. We value our natural beauty and want to have a choice in how electricity is generated and transmitted. Based on what applicants have stated in their earlier paper work we are concerned that these factors are not addressed.
We wish to join with our fellow Town citizens in supporting the board resolution of June 13, 2016 concerning the application to the PSC for this power line 4 times as high as a barn and which also asks for consideration of alternative solutions.
We support the Town’s sending the resolution to the PSC, ATC, ITC and the Dairyland Power Cooperative and support the call for the PSC to provide more information and support alternatives to the ATC line.
We also encourage taking the Board’s resolution to our elected state representative and state senator and other elected of cials to enlist their help with holding the PSC to their legal duties and respond to our concerns. We are concerned about a project we do not need that will seize private land and create debt that we will pay for years to come.