Posted on | May 21, 2012 | No Comments
Holmen village administrator Scott Heinig was disappointed with the Public Service Commission’s decision to approve a high-voltage power line from Rochester, Minn., to Holmen but was relieved commissioners agreed to route it around the village’s land targeted for future growth.
The 345-kv line will follow Hwy. 35 for about three miles to a new Briggs Road substation, according to a plan approved Thursday by the three-member commission. An earlier proposal had the line cutting a 150-foot swath through Holmen’s growth corridor, which includes Prairie View Elementary and the site of a future middle school.
“This is still an atrocity for our community and for north county,” Heinig said, noting it could still impact the growth corridor.
by Chris Hubbach, La Crosse Tribune, May 21, 2012 click for details