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CASD Transource Resolution

In December of 2017, the Chambersburg Area School District Board of Directors passed a resolution (8 to 1) opposing the building of the Transource high voltage power lines on district property. This resolution remains the official position of the board. To review the resolution, please see below.

Resolution PDF link: https://go.boarddocs.com/pa/casdpa/Board.nsf/files/ATYVKW745156/$file/RESOLUTION%20re%20Transource%20Project%202017-12-12.pdf

Resolution text:

A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE PROPOSED

TRANSOURCE HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINE BY THE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CHAMBERSBURG AREA

SCHOOL DISTRICT DECEMBER 12, 2017

 

WHEREAS, Transource Pennsylvania, LLC, has publicly announced a proposal to construct a high voltage, above ground power line that would connect the Ringgold power substation, located near Smithsburg, MD, through Franklin County to a new power substation to be built near Scotland, PA; and

WHEREAS, high voltage power lines in close proximity to a school could pose physical and physiological risks to the students and staff; and

WHEREAS, the construction and existence of an above ground high voltage power line would have economic impacts to the local economy, which would impact school property tax revenue leading to disruption of services.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chambersburg Area School District request the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to reject any application by TRANSOURCE for an above ground high voltage power line through Franklin County including geographies covered by the Chambersburg Area School District, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if the PUC decides to approve an application for a power line, the Chambersburg Area School District specifies the power line should be underground, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if the PUC decides to approve an application for an above ground high voltage power line, the Chambersburg Area School District requires the power line to be a minimum of 1500 feet from the property line of any school.

Adopted this 12th day of December, 2017.