For those of you who weren't able to make the informational meeting in Livingston on Friday about the Governor's proposed expansion of high-voltage power lines through Columbia County, including Claverack, Lance Wheeler has made available two video clips of the evening's speakers. We've put them up on the website for your convenience. Click here.
I attended the informational meeting in Livingston on Friday about Governor Cuomo's proposed expansion of high-voltage power lines that would cross through towns in Columbia County - including Claverack. The meeting, held at the Livingston Town Highway Garage, was standing room only and very informative. Several residents and officials voiced strong concern and objection to the proposal to expand the existing right-of-way 125', all in an effort to hang new high-voltage lines (tripling the existing voltage output) to feed the growing electrical demands of New York City. There are better, far less harmful, ways of accomplishing this goal. We will, as a Town, fight to protect our residents and community against this proposal.