York County Farm Bureau hosts informational meeting on new, proposed power line

Jana Benscoter
York Dispatch

York County farmers and landowners who live near the proposed Transource Energy's Independence Energy Project high-voltage electricity line are invited to an informational meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Airville Volunteer Fire Co. 

The York County Farm Bureau is hosting the meeting. Speakers from the state Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Farmland Preservation, Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocates and the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law will provide information to landowners. 

The aim is to inform people about laws involving Agricultural Security Areas, condemnation and eminent domain as well as property rights and preserved farmland as they pertain to utility easements, according to the bureau. 

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is considering the approval of the installation of a high-energy power transmission line that would cross through the following townships in southeastern York County: Hopewell, East Hopewell, Fawn and Lower Chanceford.

The most recent information about the Transource Energy project will be shared at the meeting. 

What: Informational meeting on proposed power line in southern York County

When: 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24

Where: Airville Volunteer Fire Co., 3576 Delta Road, Airville