Details for MUSCATINE POWER & WATER-LEGAL ACCOUNT - Ad from 2019-09-10

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that Muscatine Power & Water Company (MP&W), with its principal place of business at 3205 Cedar Street, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, proposes to construct an approximately 6-mile long 161,000-volt electric line that will connect two existing substations near Muscatine, Iowa. The line will run from the CIPCO Muscatine Switching substation in Section 12, Township 77 North, Range 2 West of the 5th P.M. in Muscatine County to the MP&W West Substation located in Section 29, Township 77 North, Range 2 West of the 5th P.M. in Muscatine County. The prosed line could be located in Sections 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29 in Township 77 North, Range 2 West in Muscatine County pending easement acquisitions to be later negotiated with landowners. The proposed electric line is being constructed to ensure continued reliability of electric service in the area. The proposed electric line will be owned, operated, and maintained by MP&W. The proposed electric line will be located in agricultural lands and mostly along roads. A map showing the notification corridor and the proposed line route is enclosed. The notification corridor is the area in which landowners and tenants are noticed concerning the public informational meeting and in which easements may be sought after the meeting is held. The public informational meeting concerning this project will be held September 19, 2019 at the following time and location: 5:30 PM Riverview Center 1-51 Harbor Drive Muscatine, Iowa 52761 A representative of the Iowa Utilities Board (“Utilities Board”) will be present at the public informational meeting to distribute and review a statement of the legal rights of landowners. Qualified representatives from MP&W and its agent, Ulteig Engineers, Inc. (Ultieg), will also be present to discuss the project and answer questions. Persons with disabilities requiring assistive services or devices to observe or participate should contact the Utilities Board at (515) 725-7300 in advance of the scheduled date to request that appropriate arrangements be made. In order to construct an electric transmission line on private property, necessary rights must be obtained from the landowner, typically by means of an easement. An easement may be voluntary or, in some cases, may be obtained through condemnation (also known as the power of eminent domain). Following the informational meeting, representatives from Ulteig will begin contacting landowners to discuss acquiring easements for the proposed line on behalf of MP&W. MP&W will seek to acquire easement rights to construct, maintain, repair, modify, and operate the portion of the proposed electric line to be located on private property and for the right of access to and from the easement area. At this time, MP&W has not requested and does not have the power of eminent domain to acquire easement rights by condemnation. Thirty days after the informational meeting, MP&W may file a petition for an electric franchise from the Utilities Board authorizing the construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed transmission line and, if necessary, will request the power of eminent domain (condemnation). The Utilities Board will decide whether to approve or deny the franchise and grant the right to take property by eminent domain after a public hearing. The hearing will be held in Muscatine. The Utilities Board or an administrative law judge appointed by the Utilities Board will preside at the hearing. At the hearing, all parties may present evidence and testimony in support of or opposition to the proposed line. Ultimately, the Utilities Board will decide whether the proposed line is necessary to serve a public use, represents a reasonable relationship to an overall plan of transmitting electricity in the public interest, complies with routing and engineering standards, and meets all other legal requirements. If eminent domain is requested, the Utilities Board will also decide whether to grant that right, and all parties may present evidence or testimony concerning eminent domain at the hearing. During the hearing, any party may be represented by a lawyer, M osqu ito Cr ee but the Utilities Board or k the administrative law judge 31 35 33 36 34 32 is neutral and is not an 31 advocate for any party. Once the Utilities Board makes its 155TH ST T- 7 8 N R - 0 2 W T- 7 7 N R - 0 2 W final decision in the case, 6 any party may file for judicial review of the decision in 1 4 2 3 5 6 district court. 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As a landowner or a party in possession of, residing on, or adjacent to property that may be affected by the location and construction of the proposed electric line, you have the right to be present at the informational meeting to be held at the time and place stated above. You also have the right to file objections to the location and construction of the proposed electric line with the Utilities Board. The Utilities Board’s address is 1375 E. Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0069. 170TH ST k Under federal and state law, private property cannot be taken for public use without 1) a demonstrated public purpose and 2) just compensation to the owner. Under Iowa law, the Utilities Board determines whether a company has shown a need to serve a public use, but the Utilities Board does not determine the question of just compensation. If condemnation is authorized by the Utilities Board, the question of compensation will be determined in an entirely separate proceeding by the Muscatine County Compensation Commission under Iowa Code chapter 6B. A landowner or MP&W may appeal any compensation determination by the Compensation Commission. N ISETT AVE N TIPTON RD MOSCOW Notification Corridor Sioux City Waterloo Ames Des Moines Council Bluffs PROJECT LOCATION Dubuque Cedar Rapids Davenport Muscatine N 8/8/2019 To w n s h i p B o u n d a r y Hydrology Muscatine Power & Water Scale Line 106 161kV Line 1 " = 0 . 5 1 m i l e s Muscatine County, Iowa Sheet 1 of 1

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