Thursday, July 23, 2015

Council panel to consider site for new gas regulator, which Columbia Gas says is needed to meet demand

The Cemetery and City Property Committee of the Midway City Council will meet Monday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the request of Columbia Gas for an easement for a new regulator station. The notice from City Hall says no action will be taken.

According to The Woodford Sun, Columbia wants an area of about 30 by 55 feet off School Run Road, near the garage next to the Midway School Apartments, and would put a 25-by-25-foot fence around the regulator.

In discussion at Monday's council meeting, it was unclear whether the property is owned by Steve Simoff, who said he hoped that he did, or by the city, which Columbia land agent Chris Bowlin said is what the county property valuation office told him.

Tony Tipton, land services leader for Columbia, told the council that a new regulator station is needed to meet demand in the city. He said the company lost 50 to 60 customers because the current regulator on Muffin Street failed under heavy demand last winter. Bowlin said that site is not big enough for the new, larger regulator and space for company trucks to park and turn around.

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