“I believe Shelby County is a likely conduit, but it is not a guarantee,” Cornell said.
“This is just a time to hear information,” said Board chairman Bruce Cannon. “We will stay neutral on the issue and back the Farm Bureau and the landowners on their decision.”
Later in the board meeting, Shelby County Farm Bureau manager Amy Rochkes told the board that Clean Line is a private company who has never built a line before. She noted that the Rock Island area project is being opposed.
“Don’t let the money be an attraction,” Rochkes said. “We need to encourage the landowners to attend public meetings.”
“It’s better we stay neutral and see what happens,” Cannon said. “We, as a board, will back the decision of the Farm Bureau.”
Other County Board business will be reported in the Tuesday, December 17, Daily Union.