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File #: 19-0342    Version: 1 Name: 3/18/19 ITC Airport Easement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Enactment date: 3/18/2019 Enactment #: R-19-100
Title: Resolution to Approve a Permanent Electric Transmission Line Easement Agreement through City Property at 291 W. Ellsworth Road with International Transmission Company (ITC) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Letter from ITC.pdf, 2. Letter from ITC - Exhibits.pdf, 3. Easement.pdf, 4. Easement maps.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Permanent Electric Transmission Line Easement Agreement through City Property at 291 W. Ellsworth Road with International Transmission Company (ITC) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
International Transmission Company (ITC) has requested that the City grant them an easement through City property for their State-Pioneer Transmission Line Project. ITC has offered the City compensation of $191,160.00 for the easement. Details of the project and offer are contained in the attached Letter from ITC.

ITC is an independent electrical transmission company (formerly affiliated with DTE) that provides electricity through high voltage power lines. ITC's State-Pioneer transmission line project consists of acquiring easements and constructing towers and transmission lines to connect the State and Pioneer substations in Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township respectively. The project roughly parallels South State Street for a distance of approximately 3 miles. ITC's stated purpose of the project is to replace aging infrastructure to improve reliability and create additional capacity for electrical services in the region. For more information, see: https://www.itc-holdings.com/projects-and-initiatives/project-detail/2017/10/12/state-pioneer-transmission-line-project

This easement is across the easternmost portion of parcels that are part of the City airport. ITC's project has received a "Tall Structure Permit" from the MDOT Office of Aeronautics and a "Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation" from the FAA for the structures to be built. These permits are to ensure that the structures do not interfere with the airport airspace.

The easement remains in review by MDOT and FAA for whether it will be deemed a "concurrent use," which means the property may remain in the airport layout plan, or whether it should be a "land release," which means the property must be removed from the airport layout plan. A "land release" involves additional steps and costs. ...

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