City of Concordia accepts offer from Enbridge Inc.
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.