Monday, April 23, 2007

Elimination of Overhead Power Lines

As has been done in other historic communities, RFALS could look into the feasibility of removing power lines and installing underground lines or lines that pass through back yards rather than along the street. Those who have brought about this change in other cities and towns should be contacted to develop information about the details involved.

Once the cost of such a project and the potential downsides and benefits are more fully understood, and if it is feasible, RFALS members should work on promoting concept of historic neighborhoods without power lines. This can be done with touched up photos and helping people to envision what an unexpectedly significant difference this change would make. Work on creating funding sources (private owners, local business, public funds or combinations).

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