This issue of In the News covers SSEC news and events from April 2006 and previously uncovered pieces. Use images freely with credit to the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of WisconsinMadison. Jennifer O'Leary and Terri Gregory produced this issue.
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A letter to the News-Sickle-Arrow
by Kurt Karbusicky
Thank you, [News-Sickle-Arrow], for last week’s front-page coverage of American Transmission Company’s (ATC) actions with regard to the power pole dispute in Black Earth. Kim Lamoreaux’s reporting was, as always, very accurate and diligent - and John Donaldson exercised his usual good judgement in recognizing a story that has wide implications for residents in the county and state, and not just in Black Earth.
ATC officials were quoted as part of the article, and I believe that three of their specific claims are inaccurate and/or misleading. ATC’s Frank Fenessy claims that the Village did not give enough advance notice about the need to move the pole. This is simply not true. As a member of the Village Board at the time, I know that we asked our engineer to begin notifying ATC a full year prior to the start of the street project. ATC’s response was to procrastinate, in spite of repeated requests by the village to move the pole. Negotiations with the property owner didn't even begin in earnest until AFTER the street project was completed (around the pole)!