JEFFERSON CITY---The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in Cameron, St. Joseph, Hamilton and Carrollton during the week of September 1 in a case filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express).
Grain Belt Express seeks a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line and associated facilities within Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe and Ralls counties in Missouri as well as an associated converter station in Ralls County. According to the application, approximately 206 miles of a high voltage, direct current (“HVDC”) transmission line will traverse the state of Missouri from Kansas into Illinois and Indiana.
The local public hearing schedule for Cameron, St. Joseph, Hamilton and Carrollton appears below.
September 3, 2014—Cameron. Cameron Community Center, 219 Ashland Avenue. The local public hearing will begin at 11:00 a.m.
September 3, 2014—St. Joseph. Moila Shriners Ballroom, 701 North Noyes Blvd. The local public hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m.
September 4, 2014—Hamilton. Hamilton Community Arts Theatre, ER Penney Drive. The local public hearing will begin at 11:00 a.m.
September 4, 2014—Carrollton. Rupe Community Center, 710 Harvest Hills Drive. The local public hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The Public Service Commission previously held local public hearings in Monroe City (August 12), Hannibal (August 12), Marceline (August 14) and Moberly (August 14) in this case.
Formal evidentiary hearings in this case are scheduled for November 10, 12-14 and 21, 2014. These hearings will be held in Room 310 of the Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Jefferson City.