Thanks RICO board majority for tabling RICL agreement


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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 4:11 pm
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Regarding the April 15 Rock Island County Board meeting, I would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the 14 members of the board who voted to table the Rock Island Clean Line "agreement" pending Illinois Commerce Commission decisions.

These individuals displayed great wisdom and integrity by avoiding being manipulated with disputable promises that would adversely impact the landowners/taxpayers located in the potential area of the RICL transmission lines/towers in northern R.I. County.

Hopefully, if and when this issue surfaces again, the remainder of the RICO Board will adopt the same fortitude and thoughtfulness as the cited 14 colleagues.

Dan Johnson,
Port Byron



















 



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