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On Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, the Town Council will hold a Public Meeting on Undergrounding Utility Lines. The purpose of this meeting is to allow the Council to obtain more information about the feasibility and desirability of burying the Town’s overhead wires.
Last June, the Council formed a sub-committee of Councilmembers Bickerman and Lang to study this issue and prepare a report, which was submitted in September. After discussing the report in October, the Council decided to hold a public meeting with several topical experts to obtain more professional advice. Among the issues to be discussed at the meeting are power reliability, cost, impacts to Town infrastructure, and public safety.
Town residents are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about these issues. More information is available on the Town website, including an outline of the discussion items as well as the biographies of the invited panelists. For more information, please call the Town Office at 301-654-7144.
Outline of Discussion Items
Ken Hall, Hall Energy Consulting, Inc.
Abigail Ross Hopper, Esq., Director, Maryland Energy Administration
Gary Keeler, Distribution Engineering Manager for the Pepco Region
Charles Washington, Director of Maryland State Relations for Pepco Holdings, Inc.