Telephone Pole Hearing

Gilchrist Road
Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:05pm



The Board of Selectmen will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 6:05P.M., in the Selectmen’s Meeting Chambers, 272 Main Street, Townsend, Massachusetts.  The purpose of this hearing is to consider the petition of Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company, a company incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth for the transmission of electricity for lighting, heating, and power, respectfully ask permission to construct and use a line of transmission, with the poles and other fixtures necessary to sustain and protect its wires, upon and along the public ways in said Town as follows:

GILCHRIST ROAD – Respan (6) existing poles and install (2) proposed new poles between 9 Gilchrist Road to 40 Gilchirst Rd., Townsend. Approximately 935’ south of South Row Road and approximately 1685’ north of the Townsend/Lunenburg town line as shown on sketch (Plan No. 603-L)

And to this end your Honorable Board is hereby requested, after due notice and a public hearing as provided by law, to grant to your petitioner, and its successors and assigns, a location for such line agreeably to the provisions of Chapter 166 of the General Laws and all acts in amendment thereof.

Also for permission to place and maintain underground laterals, manholes, handholes, cables and wires in above or intersecting public ways for the purpose of making connections with such poles and buildings as it may desire for distributing purposes.

It is suggested that the poles be located substantially as shown on a plan filed herewith marked “Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Company”.  Proposed Pole Locations in Townsend Plan No. 603-L, Dated 1/17/18.

All citizens are encouraged to present verbal or written comments prior to or during the hearing.



Cindy King, Chairman

Gordon Clark, Vice Chairman

Sue Lisio, Clerk