Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl gives a Bailey to Jones Creek Project Update in this video. The Bailey to Jones Creek Project is a high voltage transmission line project from CenterPoint Energy. Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Mr. Hundl.
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Summary of the Bailey to Jones Creek Project Update Video
– Hi, I’m Philip Hundl, I’m an attorney, I focus on representing landowners facing condemnation cases or condemnation proceedings, either by pipeline companies, power companies, Entergy, CenterPoint, and different cooperative electric companies.
I’d like to talk today about one of those high-voltage transmission lines. This is a line that’s been in the news quite a bit. It’s the CenterPoint Energy’s Bailey to Jones Creek Project.
It starts in the Lane City/Magnet area of Wharton County and passes through part of Matagorda County. It then runs down to what I call the Freeport/Jones Creek area in Brazoria County. The PUC docket number on this project is 48629. There are lots of filings.
Right now they’ve been seeking access. They’ve been giving notice to landowners asking for temporary access to do the surveying that they need done. They’re sending out initial offer letters to landowners that will be affected by this project.
Lots of landowners have been notified, some of whom are not going to be affected by this project. But those who are getting initial offer letters will very likely be on the final route. The final route’s been modified many times. I’ll put a route that was updated probably in December of 2019 on the website.
Once again this is the CenterPoint Bailey to Jones Creek Project update. It’s a large 345-kV transmission line, one of these real large transmission lines. Some of this route runs along their existing transmission line route, and then it veers off to the south. It starts in the southern part of Wharton County, and it goes to Matagorda County, to just north of Sweeny in Brazoria County, and then it goes east to the town of Brazoria in Brazoria County, and then it continues on kind of a zig-zag southeasterly direction to Jones Creek.
So with all these projects, if you’re sent an initial offer letter, that initial offer letter’s going to have your Landowner Bill of Rights. It’s also going to have a proposed easement agreement. All these things are extremely important, they affect the land permanently. These are encumbrances on the property — an easement is an encumbrance on the property. They have a lasting effect on the property. You need to know how that’s going to affect the value of the property and your use of the property.
Sometimes these power lines have just one or two structures and sometimes they have other above-ground appurtenances or above-ground facilities that are a little different than pipelines. Obviously pipelines are underground.
These power lines damage the remainder, and then you got the electromagnetic field that is emitted off of the high-voltage transmission line. I’ll do another video talking more about that effect and how that negatively and significantly affects you and the value of your property. It affects the value of the property surrounding the easement area that will actually contain the high-voltage transmission line.
So, with that, if you’re affected by the CenterPoint Bailey to Jones Creek Project update, it’s important that you get an attorney who understands the condemnation process so that you can be appropriately informed.
OK, good luck, thank you.
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