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Power C. Service line clearence & Charges #188397
08/05/09 03:58 PM
08/05/09 03:58 PM
Yoopersup  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 840
The power Co. wants to charge a friend of mine to move there power line which runs over his preposed new Garage location. This power line feeds the house next door to him not his??? I was wondering how its dealth with in other areas. This is in Upper Pen. Of mi.
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Re: Power C. Service line clearence & Charges [Re: Yoopersup] #188398
08/05/09 06:26 PM
08/05/09 06:26 PM
Niko  Offline
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 356
Campbell, CA
my neighbors had to pay for the lines to be moved because the proposed dwelling was directly under the power lines. $54,000

they had to do it, otherwise the poco would not allow them to build.

Be kind to your neighbor, he knows where you live

Re: Power C. Service line clearence & Charges [Re: Niko] #188400
08/05/09 08:16 PM
08/05/09 08:16 PM
Tom  Offline
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA
You might have your friend check to see if the power company has a right of way or an easement through your friends property. If they don't, then the POCO has no right to cross his property to serve someone else.

Around here, the POCO will not cross another persons property to serve your house.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Re: Power C. Service line clearence & Charges [Re: Tom] #188401
08/05/09 09:23 PM
08/05/09 09:23 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,935
Brick, NJ USA
I agree with easement would be required to cross property.

As to fees & charges, here in NJ (thanks to deregulation) fees have become a way of life. In your case, if there is an easement, then your friend has a problem.
It should show on his survey.

Re: Power C. Service line clearence & Charges [Re: HotLine1] #188402
08/05/09 10:04 PM
08/05/09 10:04 PM
Yoopersup  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 840
They told him the poles have been there for years so an easement is not required.

Re: Power C. Service line clearence & Charges [Re: Yoopersup] #188405
08/06/09 02:17 AM
08/06/09 02:17 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
I think that this is a situation of which was there first.

If you want to build in a place that has lines running over it, you should be expected to pay for the lines to be moved.

That is only my personal opinion though.


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