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Old 09-04-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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I bought two acres to build a home on in our area. There is a MetEd line that runs across right down the middle. One pole is not on my property and the other is just off the road on my land.

I need to have the pole or lines moved.

I have a meeting with MetEd engineer on thursday to discuss how and where to move the lines.

The red dotted line is the existing line running from south to north in the first picture.
The red arrows depict where the poles are.
The black is the property line
The blue is MetEds main lines running down the road supplying all the other homes.
The Aqua line is how I envision the line to be run when complete so no poles have to be moved.

Any suggestions?
There are no easements on the property and I would love not to have to pay for this.

Pic1 is existing and Pic2 is my idea.

I'm not sure why they didn't just feed the house to the north from the main line on the road rather than pulling from across my land.


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if the utility poles are old chances are your property and the abutters were once one large lot and was subdivided over time. I'm not saying this is what happened, but I have seen it that way in my area.

let us know what you find out.

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Thanks,

The house you see in the picture was built in 1870.

the fields to the north and west of the lot are all owned by mennonites. I'm not sure if it was a division of the land or not. The poles were installed in 1938.


The poles look fairly new. within the last 15-20 years that is.



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I would think if they do not have an easement over your property they don't have a reason not to relocate the power line ..... but then I'm not an attorney/judge

Hopefully everything will go your way!
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I grabbed the deed to the property and I'm heading to the courthouse today. I want to double check for easements. it has two listed but as far as I know they are for each road frontage.

I'll post back after lunch with what I find
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Looks like the Metropolitan Edison Company paid $1.00 to put a pole on our lot and run the wires , guys, push braces and other apperatus and equipment....

I guess thats the easement. I'm hoping they can just move the wire and not any poles.
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sorry to hear that .... they had paperwork to indicate they had an easement?
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Good luck. Just typing in 'cause i wanta see how this turns out.
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the power lines that feed all the homes and farm north of the lot run across my lot. Cable and phone run along the street. Sh said it would be a real PITA to run it along the street because of cutting down tons of trees that arent on my property.
She proposed putting in two poles and running the line diagonally across my lot which seem as if it would work.
It still sucks to have the costs to do this and I'm really affraid to see the sticker price.
Red is new line, aqua is existing, yellow is poles and Guy wires.

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Did I understand you correctly in that you will be footing this bill?

I don't have feet on the ground knowledge of your lot and the exact location of your house, the view, the yard etc, but if I'm footing the bill, I'd want that line to be a lot less obtrusive than it is with their solution. Perhaps like this.
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If they don't have an easement on your property you definitely shouldn't have to pay anything! In addition I would make them totally reroute the line so it didn't go over my property. There really aren't that many trees and it would prevent future problems.
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But there is an easement, Ed paid a buck for it away back when. Original landowners were more interested in just getting electrics than where they ran. Or Ed was up to shenanigins and pulled a fast one, but Ed wouldn't do that would he? He aint like the Big Awl Cumpnees wantin to run pipelines through folks pastures, gardens and back yards so they can bring sand goo down here from Canada, or maybe its maple syrup, I fergit.
drtbike, can you go underground? will Ed let you dig trench when you have equipment out there excavating for foundation?
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drtbike, can you go underground? will Ed let you dig trench when you have equipment out there excavating for foundation?
Notmrjohn, I just posted my suggestion for the layout. It is Bigdaddy's property. But a very good question.
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drt, I was so awe struck by yall's fancy pitchers, with the straight lines and purty colors, I got plumb flumoxxed, I'm not even sure I'm the one who asked.
Bigdaddy is gonna get upset if you go diggin trenches all over his property, so ask permission first, just like you do when you go dirt bikin.
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