Source: Addison County Independent
SHOREHAM — While Vermont Gas Systems Inc. is now actively seeking the necessary permits and easements it needs to extend its pipeline south into Vergennes and Middlebury by next year, the company is also starting to lay the groundwork for the second phase of its expansion plans: Service to International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y., by 2015, a construction project that will affect several property owners in Cornwall and Shoreham.
Vermont Gas officials have already met with the Cornwall selectboard for some preliminary discussions about the 10.5-mile underground pipeline segment that would extend from Middlebury through Cornwall and Shoreham, then flow under Lake Champlain to the International Paper Co. mill in Ticonderoga.
And Vermont Gas has scheduled an informational meeting for Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Shoreham Firehouse to explain the company’s pipeline concept to Shoreham residents and hear any concerns they might have at this point. A similar meeting will soon be scheduled in Cornwall, according to Vermont Gas spokesman Steve Wark.