By James Lent, editor
Published: Jul 7th, 2:13 PM
EAST HANOVER TWP. – The township had a chance to make itself heard last Tuesday, June 30 as several township residents appeared before a panel from the state Board of Public Utilities hearing the application of Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) to construct 500 Kilovolt (KV) lines through sections of New Jersey in what it calls the Susquehanna-Roseland project.
The final hearing and the only public session held by the BPU in Morris County was held June 30 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. More than 100 people were in attendance.
The BPU is expected to make a decision on the power line by December.
Of all communities affected by the plan, East Hanover claims it would be the most heavily affected by the path of the power lines because PSE&G intends to install a power substation on the banks of the Passaic River in a residential neighborhood between Fox Run Drive and Birchwood Court.