City of Concordia accepts offer from Enbridge Inc.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Concordia Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve an offer from Enbridge Pipelines LLC for permanent and temporary right- of-way easements for city property that will be needed by the company to complete the Flanagan South Pipeline.

Enbridge offered the city $10,006 for 2.28 acres of land. A large portion of the land is near the Willow Point apartments in the northern section of Concordia. Enbridge will use .56 acres as a right-of-way safety zone, .96 acres as a temporary work space and .46 acres as extra-temporary space. The additional acreage is near the city's north lagoon on Davis Road. The company will acquire .11 acres for a right-of-way safety zone and .19 acres for a temporary work space.

The board of aldermen turned down an initial offer at the previous council meeting. At that meeting, the board requested Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman ask for $10,000 from Enbridge for the property it needed.

The easements fall within existing perpetual rights-of-way and easements used by the pipeline company for the Spear- head Pipeline.

The Flanagan South Pipe-line will run 600 miles parallel to the existing line from Flanagan, Ill., to Cushing, Okla.

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