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Public meeting on Phase II of the Addison/Rutland Natural Gas Project

Public Information Meeting on Phase II of the Addison/Rutland Natural Gas Project. (Photo provided)

Public Information Meeting on Phase II of the Addison/Rutland Natural Gas Project. (Photo provided)

— Town of Middlebury

Public Information Meeting on Phase II of the Addison/Rutland Natural Gas Project

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Middlebury Municipal Gymnasium - 7 p.m.

The focus of this meeting is to provide Middlebury landowners along the proposed route of the pipeline, as well as Middlebury residents, an opportunity to hear updated information, ask questions, express concerns and share any input they may have about the project with the Middlebury Selectboard.

The Selectboard will consider this input at their regular May 13th meeting when discussing possible further action by the Town in the state permitting process. At a future date, the Middlebury Selectboard will hold a separate meeting to discuss if and how the Town should take a formal position on Phase II.

Agenda

7 p.m. Co-Moderators, Dean George, Selectboard Chair; Susan Shashok, Selectboard Member

  • Review agenda

  • Review purpose of this meeting

  • Reminder of future meeting opportunities

7:05 p.m. Vermont Gas Systems

  • Brief update of Phase I in Middlebury

  • Overview of Phase II in Middlebury

7:25 p.m. Louise Porter, Department of Public Service

  • How DPS will be working with Middlebury during Phase II

  • How the Town can be involved in the state permitting process

  • Future timeline for this work and providing feedback

7:45 p.m. Town of Middlebury, Susan & Dean

  • Phase I issues addressed

  • Currently identified Phase II issues (First round of discovery questions; Middlebury Planning Commission concerns)

  • Best practices for Middlebury landowners to interact with SB and town

  • Reminder about future meeting opportunities

7:55 p.m. Q & A Panel: Representative from Vermont Gas, Louis Porter, Dept. of Public Service and two Phase I landowners

  • Middlebury landowners will be able to get their questions answered by the panel. Selectboard members will get to hear about their issues firsthand.

  • The panelists will be able to stay a short time afterwards to answer a few one on one questions.

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