Bury the Lines & Preserve Our Parkway
The City of Wauwatosa has scheduled a Committee of the Whole meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers at the Wauwatosa City Hall (7725 West North Avenue).
Up for public discussion will be WE Energies' and American Transmission Co.'s (ATC) proposed high power transmission lines routes slated to deliver more power to the Milwaukee County Grounds and Medical Complex. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is urging people to attend the meeting and tell the Committee to adopt the consensus alternative “#2”, which is the underground route under Walnut Road.
Additionally, Milwaukee Riverkeeper is concerned over Route B, which sets a bad precedent by cutting right through Underwood Parkway and along Underwood Creek. In this dense urban area, we are urging that all routes be underground to save the character of our neighborhoods and our natural spaces.
While the final route decision will ultimately be left to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, the recommendation of the City of Wauwatosa will have a large impact.
Routes & More Information
To check out Milwaukee Riverkeeper's prefered routes see the PDF below or visit Preserve Our Parkway.
Want to get involved? Register your comments with the Public Service Commission by mail, phone or email. Ask them to consider route alternatives, which largely consist of underground transmission lines. For more information and talking points, see below.
Public Service Commission (PSC)
Gas and Energy Division
610 North Whitney Way
P.O. Box 7854
Madison, WI 53707-7854
(608) 266-5481 or toll free (888) 816-3831
Case Manager Mr. Ali Wali
• Installation of a high power overhead transmission lines on a Milwaukee County Parkway establishes a precedent. No park or parkway in the Milwaukee County system will be immune to future intrusions. The Milwaukee County Park system was awarded the 2009 National Gold Medal Award "for excellence in the field of park and recreation management." Let’s protect our parks!
• High power overhead transmission lines will have a detrimental impact on the environment. Installation requires putting in pilings for transmission towers and the removal of an 80 foot swath of vegetation.
• High power overhead transmission lines will have an economic impact on the homeowners in their path. Even though these same lines will be buried on the County Grounds and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex, at the request of the Medical Complex, the same consideration is not being given to affected homeowners.
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