[Summit] India Point Power Line Burial Hearing

Ethan Gyles ethangy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 11:04:59 CDT 2018

Hi neighbors,

The new hearing date is Thursday, April 12th, at 9:30am at the Public
Utility Commission Building, 89 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick (Exit 15 off I-95).


Ethan Gyles
President, SNA


On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 10:39 AM, Ethan Gyles <ethangy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi neighbors,
> Unfortunately this public hearing was postponed again. See message below
> from Friends of India Point Park.
> "Hi,
> We just received word that the Siting Board is again postponing today's
> power lines hearing. The Board's attorney sent this brief note:
> "In light of the late filing by Attorney Patrick Lynch that included his
> unavailability to attend today’s hearing and answer questions from the
> Energy Facility Siting Board, the hearing on the Motion to Stay will be
> continued to a date to be determined."
> We are grateful for the strong arguments Attorney Lynch presented in his
> filing to the Board yesterday on behalf of Friends of India Point Park and
> the waterfront businesses (Hilton Garden Inn and RI Seafood Festival) that
> have joined the City of Providence in our appeal to the RI Supreme Court,
> asking it to overturn the Board's decision to leave the waterfront power
> lines overhead.
> We will let you know the new date as soon as we hear. The Board's hearing
> is to consider our request that it not move forward on relocating the wires
> until the Supreme Court has ruled on our appeal.
> Apologies for the unavoidable inconvenience, and thank you again for being
> one of the 30 groups joining our amicus brief urging burial of the wires.
> The battle continues!"
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Ethan Gyles <ethangy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi neighbors,
>> The SNA Board of Directors voted in December to join dozens of other
>> neighborhood associations, civic organizations, and businesses and sign
>> onto Friends of India Point Park’s (FIPP) Rhode Island Supreme Court amicus
>> brief supporting their long effort to hold National Grid to their agreement
>> to bury the overhead transmission lines that cross the park and our
>> waterfront. The FIPP are hoping to get as many community members as
>> possible to turn out to the hearing tomorrow from 1-3pm at 89 Jefferson
>> Boulevard in Warwick. There's further detail at the links below. Please
>> consider attending!
>> http://friendsofindiapointpark.org/pdfs/1p%20SUMMARY-case%
>> 20for%20burial.pdf
>> https://www.facebook.com/events/197472417513520/
>> Best,
>> Ethan Gyles
>> President, SNA
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