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County board approves Enbridge Line 5 easement purchase

 

July 30, 2020

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Iron County Board of Supervisors tour Saxon Harbor prior to the board meeting in the harbor's pavilion Tuesday. Among those on the tour were, from left, board members John Sendra, Opal Roberts, Joe Pinardi, Scott Erickson and Iron County Forestry Administrator Eric Peterson.

By RICHARD JENKINS

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SAXON HARBOR, Wis. - Iron County is getting a seven-figure payday after the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved an easement agreement with Enbridge Inc. for use of the land the company needs for a potential reroute of its Line 5 pipeline Tuesday.

The deal will have the company pay Iron County $1.5 million for the easement on the property, along with a $51,790 road-access fee, for a total of $1,551,790.

"That money would be paid up front to Iron County immediately and would be ours to keep whether or not the pipeline project was completed,...



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