Contact: Connie Kacprowicz, Communications & Marketing Supervisor
Ryan Williams, Assistant Director
The Columbia City Council will hold a work session on Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 701 E. Broadway for the proposed electric transmission line project. This meeting will give the City Council a chance to review the options with Columbia Water & Light's staff. There will not be an opportunity for the public to comment at this meeting. Public comments will be heard at a public hearing scheduled for July 15.
The June 13 work session will be broadcast live on the City Channel. (Mediacom channel 80, Charter Communications channel 992 and CenturyLink channel 96)
The meeting will rebroadcast at these times:
Friday, June 13 through Sunday June 16: 6:00 am, 10:00 am, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20: 2:00 am, 2:00 pm
Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23: 6:00 am, 10:00 am, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm
After the meeting, the video will also be available online at:
Columbia Water & Light needs to build new transmission lines in the southern part of our community to reliably deliver electricity and meet federal reliability standards. The transmission lines will connect the new Millcreek substation on Peach Court with existing substations. Transmission lines move energy from where it is produced to substations, which lower the voltage for distribution lines to carry the power to homes and businesses. After gathering input from those living in the area, three possible routes to run the lines were developed: options A, B, and B2. Before deciding on the final transmission line route the Columbia City Council will hold a work session and a public hearing.
The main web page for general information about this project:
Survey results can be found: http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/WaterandLight/Electric/ElectricTransmissionLineProjectFeedback.php