Supervisors discuss land easement with Rock Island Clean Line

A proposed right-of-way property easement between Franklin County and the Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) energy project topped a busy agenda for the board of supervisors Monday morning.

     Steve Perkins, RICL Senior Land Agent, met with the board to discuss a potential agreement that would allow workers to cross a portion of county-owned land during the construction of the project. If approved by state officials, RICL would build more than 500 miles of overhead power lines and towers to transport electricity from northwest Iowa wind farms to Chicago. RICL hasn’t been given the green light yet, but the company has been obtaining right-of-way easments from property owners along the project’s route in preparation.

     This particular segment crosses over the Rolling Prairie Trail in Marion Township two miles east of Coulter.

Read the full article in the March 26 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.