Not-for-Profit, Award-Winning Community News and Views for Windham County, Vermont • Since 2006
Town and Village

GMP to relocate utility poles on Weatherhead Hollow Rd.

GUILFORD—By the end of the year, observant travelers along Weatherhead Hollow Road may notice something different: five new power poles.

Betsy Bosiak, a right-of-way agent with Green Mountain Power visited the Selectboard at their July 25 regular meeting to seek an easement for the placement of five poles along a 1,400-foot stretch of the road. Some of the poles are new; the company will relocate others from out of the woods to make maintenance easier.

“They’re doing this all over the state,” Bosiak said.

Bosiak gave Board members and Town Administrator Katie Buckley copies of documents supporting granting the easement.

In anticipation of requesting the easement and beginning the project, Bosiak gained permission from most of the affected property owners to place or move power poles on their land.

She also worked with Road Commissioner Dan Zumbruski to ensure the new poles wouldn’t negatively affect his crew’s work on the town highway.

Board member Gabrielle Ciufredda asked Bosiak what happens when they get resistance from a property owner. “We work with them to try to see what would make them happy,” Bosiak said.

Failing that, the company finds some other solution, such as moving the pole across the road from the owner’s land.

The Board, minus absent members Dick Clark and Troy Revis, voted unanimously to grant the request.

If all goes as planned, the project will begin in early fall.

Like what we do? Help us keep doing it!

We rely on the donations and financial support of our readers to help make The Commons available to all. Please join us today.

What do you think? Leave us a comment

Editor’s note: Our terms of service require you to use your real names. We will remove anonymous or pseudonymous comments that come to our attention. We rely on our readers’ personal integrity to stand behind what they say; please do not write anything to someone that you wouldn’t say to his or her face without your needing to wear a ski mask while saying it. Thanks for doing your part to make your responses forceful, thoughtful, provocative, and civil. We also consider your comments for the letters column in the print newspaper.

Add Comment

* Required information
1000
What is the opposite word of small?
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics

Comments (0)

No comments yet. Be the first!

Originally published in The Commons issue #368 (Wednesday, August 3, 2016). This story appeared on page A3.

Related stories

More by Wendy M. Levy