Is your land affected by the LCRA Power Line Ricebird to Nada Rebuild? Landowner Condemnation Rights Attorney Philip Hundl describes this project in the video. He also talks about what you can do as a landowner to protect your property rights. Call or text 800-266-4870 to arrange a meeting with Mr. Hundl.
Summary of the LCRA Power Line Video
Executive Summary of the LCRA Ricebird Substation to Nada Rebuild Project
Philip Hundl is an attorney who specializes in representing landowners facing eminent domain or condemnation proceedings, particularly in relation to power lines, pipelines, or road expansion. He is currently providing a power line alert for a project in Wharton and Colorado Counties in Texas, which is being carried out by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). It involves the rebuilding of existing power lines and increasing their capacity.
The project, called the Ricebird Substation to Nada Increase or Rebuild, involves the use of larger poles, 100-120 foot monopoles and will cross Highway 71 near County Road 369, before continuing to the Nada Substation in Colorado County. Landowners in the area should be aware that this project will increase the burden and damage on their property, and are advised to consult with a lawyer for more information about their rights and LCRA’s obligations.
Background Information for the Power Line Project
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’m an attorney with my law practice focusing on representing landowners facing eminent domain or condemnation proceedings, be it power lines, pipelines, or expansion of roads. We’re seeing a lot of expansion of roads, we’re seeing a lot of pipelines, and also we’re seeing a lot of power lines being added parallel to existing lines or existing lines’ capacity being increased. That’s what I want to talk to you today about.
This is a power line alert to give a heads up to all those landowners that may be affected by this particular power line. Most of my alerts are about projects in other counties than where where I live. But this project is actually in the general vicinity of where I live. That’s Wharton and Colorado Counties.
This is a project of the Lower Colorado River Authority or LCRA. Some folks may think that LCRA has to do with the river or water. But LCRA is also involved in power generation. So LCRA has lots of power lines and high-voltage transmission lines and substations.
LCRA’s Ricebird Substation to Nada Increase or Rebuild Project
This project is called the Ricebird Substation to Nada Increase or Rebuild. LCRA is putting in larger 100 to 120-foot monopoles and they’re increasing the capacity of the line. In some places, they’re expanding the width of the line as well.
Let me tell you where this project is. The Ricebirds are El Campo High School mascot. So you’ve got the Ricebird Substation and it’s west of Highway 71 on FM 2765. It’s about 1 1/2 miles north of El Campo.
Then the line continues to kind of go at an angle to the northwest until it actually hits and then runs parallel with Highway 71. Highway 71 goes from El Campo to Columbus.
This power line rebuild will cross Highway 71 near around County Road 369. And then it follows County Road 369 across the Wharton-Colorado county line. Then it goes to the Nada Substation which is just across the county line east of Highway 71.
Nada’s a real small Czech community in Colorado County. You’ll see this Nada Substation to the left as you drive toward Columbus on Highway 71. So hopefully that gives everyone a heads up in the Wharton County and Colorado County about this Rebuild project.
What’s the Impact of the Project?
Final packets were sent out with appraisals. There is already an existing line, for the most part, on these tracts, but this power line project increases the breadth or the scope of the easement. Essentially, that means the project increases the burden on your property.
So make no mistake that although there may be an easement there, it is a more limited easement for a power line for LCRA. Now LCRA wants to increase size of the easement, which is going to increase the burden on your property and also damage your property more.
So hopefully this information about the LCRA Ricebird Substation to Nada Rebuild is helpful.
Get the Help You Need to Protect Your Rights as a Landowner
If you’re a landowner affected by a condemnation project, you need to know more about your rights in the condemnation process. It’s important to find a lawyer who can guide you through the process and help you protect your rights. Your lawyer should be able to explain to your rights and LCRA’s obligations.
Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Attorney Philip Hundl. We have five offices in Wharton County, Fort Bend County and Matagorda County. Appointments can be in person, online or by phone.
We also have offices in Wharton, Bay City, Richmond and Fulshear. Call or text 800-266-4870 for appointments at any of our offices. We can also arrange for online and telephone appointments all over Texas.