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Mike Ingersoll of the LA Group suggested the tech park transition station would be placed near the roadway in a section that runs through a ravine.

The location would be partially hidden from neighboring properties, and the area would likely be landscaped with berms and other vegetation to conceal it. Ingersoll said the station would be 95-by-95 feet and about 14 or 15 feet tall.

Kelley and representatives from National Grid were unable to provide a timeframe for when detailed plans will be sent to the town board for approval.

The approved Luther Forest PDD included a provision that requires it to pay $1.5 million in mitigation fees designed to offset the visual impact of the transmission lines. The PDD also dictates that the mitigation fee be paid to the town prior to the construction of the transmission lines. When reviewing the buried transmission line amendment, the town board has the ability to adjust or remove those fees.

The Luther Forest Technology park is the future home of the proposed Advanced Micro Devices computer chip fabrication plant.

The Malta Town Board will hold an agenda workshop meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Town Hall.

The next official town board meeting will be held July 2 with public hearings beginning at 6:40 p.m. and the regular meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.

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