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Onalaska approves utility easement

BY LEW VAIL
Enterprise staff
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ONALASKA – A right-of-way agreement between the City of Onalaska and the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative was approved during a special city council meeting on Friday, Jan. 23.

The council authorized Mayor Roy Newport to sign the agreement for the power company to place electric poles and lines on the city property at Onalaska Loop by the city park. This will also provide lighting at the sports complex on the south side of the road.

The original easements were for telephone, water, natural gas and sewage but neglected to cover power lines.

During the meeting, council members were also updated on the progress of bids received for the construction of an open-air pavilion, which is one of the reasons electric service will be needed in the near future.

The bidding process continues and council will consider them at a future meeting.