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Notice of Rescheduled Public Meetings for the Cardinal-Hickory Creek 345-kV Transmission Line Project
A notice of availability, public meetings, and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 notification was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) on December 7, 2018 (83 FR 63149) for the Cardinal-Hickory Creek 345-kV Transmission Line Project (C-HC Project) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). RUS has prepared the Draft EIS to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and to evaluate potential environmental impacts of construction and operation of the proposed C-HC Project, which would extend approximately 125 miles, connecting Dane County, Wisconsin, and Dubuque County, Iowa. The scoping report, Draft EIS, and other documentation can be found on the RUS website:
Public meetings were scheduled for January 2019 and the public review period was to conclude on February 5, 2019. On February 12, 2019 (84 FR 3412) RUS published a notice announcing an extension of the public comment period to April 1, 2019 due to the partial Federal government shutdown. Previously cancelled Draft EIS public comment meetings in January 2019 are rescheduled for six days in March.
RUS is hosting public comment meetings to obtain feedback from the public, as part of the federal environmental review process required by NEPA and NHPA. The dates, times, and locations for the rescheduled meetings are as follows:
March 13 – Dodger Bowl Banquet Hall at 318 King St. in Dodgeville, Wisconsin
March 14 – Deer Valley Lodge at 401 W. Industrial Dr. in Barneveld, Wisconsin
March 15 – Guttenberg Municipal Bldg at 502 S. First St. in Guttenberg, Iowa
March 18 – Cassville Middle School at 715 E. Amelia St. in Cassville, Wisconsin
March 19 – Peosta Community Center at 7896 Burds Rd. in Peosta, Iowa
March 20 – Madison Marriott West at 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr. in Middleton, Wisconsin
All meetings will be held from 5:00 to 7 p.m. Central Time. A court reporter will be available.
The information collected during the Draft EIS public review period will be used to prepare the Final EIS. Public comments become part of the project’s official administrative record.
For further information about the Draft EIS, contact:
Rural Utilities Service Co-Project Manager
Rural Utilities Service Co-Project Manager
The purpose of the C-HC Project is to improve electric system reliability, increase the transfer capability needed to respond to the nation’s changing energy mix, provide economic benefits to utilities and electric consumers, and expand the electric infrastructure to support public policy for greater use of renewable energy. Utilities participating in the C-HC Project are Dairyland Power Cooperative, ITC Midwest LLC and American Transmission Company LLC. Additional information about the project can be found on the Utilities’ website:
Director, Engineering and Environmental Staff
USDA, Rural Utilities Service
Engineering and Environmental Staff
Information regarding absentee voting for the Spring Election
Please remember it is the resident’s responsibility to clean the sidewalks around their property per Village Ordinance 5.09. There are children that walk to and from school and they need to be able to walk on the sidewalks, not in the streets.
If you have a fire hydrant on your property please remember to shovel it out.
Due to the EXTREME cold weather it is HIGHLY recommended that you leave faucets dripping. A small drip will prevent water pipes from freezing. Also, keep cabinet doors open below sinks to allow the heat to help keep those pipes from freezing. If you have any questions contact the Village office, Jeff Brindley (608-669-0977) or Doug Foster (608-712-2817).
Due to the impending inclement weather, the Village was notified by the hauler that there will be NO garbage/recycling pick up this week. Please do not put your bins out. Share this notice with those that may not see it.
The Village of Ridgeway is now under a snow emergency, effective at 5:00 pm this evening.
Ord. 4.02 (a ) A “Snow Emergency” exists whenever there is an accumulation of snow of three or more inches during a 24-hour period. Such accumulation interferes with the ability of vehicles to travel safely in the Village of Ridgeway and constitutes a public hazard impairing public health, safety and welfare. A snow emergency continues in effect for 48 hours after the snowfall has ended and until the snow has been removed from the streets or until the emergency is cancelled by the Director of Public Works.
The Dodgeville School Board will be having a primary on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Some polling locations have been combined. Click here to be directed to the New & Notice page to view the list of locations.
Village residents are encouraged to attend this meeting tonight and provide input. Click the link to view the agenda.