Two public hearings are scheduled next week by Nebraska Public Power District on the proposed route for the Petersburg to Ericson power transmission line. This is for the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline, Petersburg to Ericson 115 kV transmission line project.
The hearings will be held on Thursday, July 29, at locations in Bartlett and Albion.
The open house in Bartlett will be held from noon to 1 p.m., at Wheeler Central High School old gymnasium Afterwards, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. a formal hearing will be held.
Then, later in the day, an open house will be held in Albion at the Casey Building located on the Boone County Fairgrounds. The open house will be begin at 6 p.m. and last one hour. The informal hearing will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Authorized representatives from NPPD will be present to explain the nature of and necessity for the project and the reasons for selecting the particular route. Also, they will explain the right of each property owner to be represented by an attorney and to negotiate and accept or reject the offer of damanges which will be sustained by the proposed acquisition, and the right to require that such damages be determined pursuant to the procedures for acquisition by eminent domain. NPPD shall hear and consider comments or objections from any persons.