Gilchrist County to hold pipeline meeting in February

One Florida county is taking the Sabal Trail pipeline proposal seriously, maybe because there are no fewer than three paths for the pipeline into Gilchrist County, Florida, all three crossing the Santa Fe River, and one first crossing the Ichetucknee River.

In his article about Glynn Bryan, Terry Witt wrote for Levy County Journal (undated), Bronson Area Property Owner Says Gas Pipeline Just an Atom Bomb,

Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby said the Gilchrist County Commission is planning for a February public meeting with Sabal Trail officials to answer questions about the pipeline.

Crosby said there are two proposed routes through Gilchrist County and rumors of a third route. He said he has been unable to get answers from Sabal Trail officials, but they are willing to answer questions from the public at the meeting.

“We’re kind of in the dark,” he said. “There’s nothing definite. I can’t get an answer from Sabal Trail.”

Sabal Trail’s preferred route has nine detail maps for Gilchrist County: crossing the Santa Fe River to enter the county, Duck Pond, Bell Quad, Cow Creek, Ginnie Spring, Neals, Waters Lake Quad, Union Church, and Newbury SW Quad, where it crosses into Alachua County.

Plus Sabal Trail’s alternate route maps include Gilchrist Westerly Deviation and Ichetucknee River Deviation:

Gilchrist Westerly Deviation

The pipeline would cross the Santa Fe River from Suwannee County into Gilchrist County:

Ichetucknee River Deviation

The pipeline would cross the Ichetucknee River and then the Santa Fe River from Columbia County into Gilchrist County.


The Gilchrist County website says:

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. The first meeting of the month begins at 2:00 p.m. and the mid-month meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the BOCC Meeting Facility located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, FL 32693.

So that would be 2PM on the 4rd or 4PM on the 17th of February 2014.

Gilchrist County is where Jane Hatker lives.


2 thoughts on “Gilchrist County to hold pipeline meeting in February

  1. Gas Pipeline Alert: Next meeting scheduled with Gilchrist County Commission and Sabal Trails gas Transmission Pipeline is February 20, 2014, time certain, 5 pm. At the Gilchrist County Administration building in Trenton, FL. All citizens and concerned parties in this vicinity of the Santa Fe River are encouraged to come. This is a Q and A with the company. You will be allowed 3 minutes to ask your question. Please remember to fill out a speaking card when you enter the building.

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