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"I have a ton of questions," says homeowner Cathy Maurer. "I know nothing about what they're going to do so I'm trying to find out. They've put 5 stakes in my backyard and I have no idea what that means."
Maurer is one of over 200 homeowners whose property adjoins the easement for a natural gas pipeline.
"We've actually gotten a little over 80% of all those property owners with an easement that we've come to a mutually agreeable decision on it," says Piedmont Natural Gas' David L. Trusty. "That's the way we try to work it. We want to be up front and open with people about this. It's a very transparent process."
The Piedmont Natural Gas line will run for 13.5 miles along the existing TVA right-of-way from Antioch to Chickering Road in Southwest Davidson County. Part of it will cross Radnor Lake State Park.
"I'm sure these guys will do a good job of what they do but when they're gone the animals will be gone," says homeowner Glen Sisk. "The birds will be gone, so the disruption of the park might change Radnor Lake forever."
Piedmont says it will work to minimize the impact on Radnor Lake and surrounding homes. Like it or not, the pipeline is on its way.
"It's kind of like a road or street," says homeowner Boyd Simmons. "They're going to put it in anyway. All you can do is fuss about it, that's about it I think."
Piedmont says it has to build the new pipeline to comply with Federal Department of Transportation Safety regulations. Construction could begin as early as next month. Another public information meeting is scheduled for February 19 at Forest Hills City Hall.
Wednesday, February 13 2013, 05:24 AM CST
State officials to hold seat belt campaign event
May 24, 2013 08:11 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) -- The Governor's Highway Safety Office plans to announce its "Click It or Ticket" campaign on Friday.
The event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. at the Robertson County Courthouse in Springfield.
Nationally, statistics show seat belt use increased significantly in 2012 as compared to 2011 among drivers, right-front passengers and backseat occupants.
However, officials say more than 400 of Tennessee's crash fatalities last year involved unrestrained drivers or passengers.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office urges all motorists to buckle up.
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