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Steve Gaas
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Username: Stgaas

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2011
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2014 - 06:38 pm:   

Hi, I understand that Frisco has to upgrade its power infrastructure, but the current upgrade looks horrid. Is it complete? Is it going to stay like it is today? Those big bulky black things and sagging wires is so very unsightly and has a negative impact on my home's value being near to them. They are an eyesore. Thanks.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 722
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2014 - 08:30 am:   

CoServ Electric is the electrical provider responsible for the Henrix style distribution lines currently being installed on Main Street. The City of Frisco has no governing authority over the electrical cooperative, the State does with the Public Utility Commission. Below is a brief description of the project and a link to the CoServ update page. Please feel free to contact Dan Mugg with CoServ at dmugg@coserv.com.




Beyond the increased capacity, the new Hendrix circuits bring greater reliability via spacer-cable construction. They also eliminate conductor slapping and resist damage in sustained winds. When this project was in its conceptual stages, we planned to build separate double-circuit overhead lines on traditional-style new poles on the north side of Main Street. Since then, we’ve learned that existing infrastructure precludes us from doing so. Under our new plan, 60-to-80-foot poles, constructed of concrete and spaced an average of 264 feet apart on Main Street’s south side, will be installed. The old poles will be removed after the new lines have been energized and the communications utilities attached to the old poles have transferred their wires to the new poles. The poles will be buried approximately 14 feet deep. From Legacy to Teel, the poles (most of them 65-to-75-feet tall) will support four circuits; from Teel to Calimar, three. There, near the entry to The Trails, the two circuits go underground. When complete, the number of poles lining this stretch of Main Street will be reduced to 27 from 44.

http://www.coserv.com/Electric/Reliability/FriscoDistributionImprovement/tabid/4 29/Default.aspx
 

c mitche
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Username: Cmm4157

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2014
Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 03:04 pm:   

How does the city have no control over the horrendous power lines and why arent they in the ground? Frisco is so beautiful, why would you allow this unsightly project to ruin a staple street in Frisco? Something has to be done about this.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 739
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:48 pm:   

All electrical distribution companies and cooperatives are regulated at the state level by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Local governments do not have the ability to regulate power companies or cooperatives.
Please feel free to contact Dan Mugg with CoServ at dmugg@coserv.com.

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