Chelan— The Chelan Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is proposing to authorize three Special Use Permits in 2013. These proposals are open for public comment for 30 days.
The Chelan County PUD has requested an extension of an overhead distribution power line through a 1.500-foot section of the Chelan Ranger District, north of Manson, WA. This line is designed to connect power to the Emerson Acres Subdivision, providing about 30 homes with electricity. The Chelan Ranger District is proposing to grant the Chelan PUD authorization to construct the Emerson Acres Power Line project as well as issue a 25-year term special use permit to operate this power line.
The second proposed project involves reauthorizing the Special Use Permit for the Methow Valley Communication District (MVCD) including the construction of a new three-sided 40 on Goat Mountain, north of Chelan, WA. The purpose of the project is to provide improved television coverage for residents of the Lower Methow Valley. The new tower will allow the removal of two smaller triangular towers, one wooden tower, and two antennas mounted on masts on the MVCD building by allowing all these devices to be incorporated into the new tower.
The third proposal will reauthorize a 30-year term for the currently authorized AT&T cell tower at Goat Mountain, north of Chelan, WA. This proposed action is only for an administrative action and no ground disturbing activities are authorized.
To receive additional information or to comment on any one of these projects or to be involved in future Chelan Ranger District project mailings, please contact the Chelan Ranger District located at 428 West Woodin Avenue in Chelan with office hours of 7:45AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday. You can also email the project leader at: email@example.com
For further information regarding these projects contact Paul Willard, Resource Assistant, 509-682-4960, Chelan Ranger District.