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CapX2020 pays Environmental Impact Fee to Wisconsin counties, cities and townships

Wisconsin communities impacted by the CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 kV transmission line project will soon be receiving an Environmental Impact Fee. CapX2020 sent a $9.28 million dollar check in mid-November to the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA). Local governments should receive their first payment from the Wisconsin DOA by January 2014. The payment includes a one-time fee and an annual fee. Counties only receive a one-time fee. According to Wisconsin law, the one-time fee is to be used only for park, conservancy, wetland or other similar environmental programs, unless the Wisconsin Public Service Commission approves an alternative use. The one-time fees range from $14,000 to more than $2 million. Annual fees for cities and townships range from $1,600 to more than $86,000 and do not have restrictions on their use.

More information on the environmental impact fee can be found at:
http://statutes.laws.com/wisconsin/16/16.969 or
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/16/VI/969

Environmental Impact Fee Payments
CapX2020 Hampton ‐ Rochester ‐ La Crosse Transmission Project

MUNICIPALITY
One‐time Fee
Prorated Annual Fee
Total First Payment
Ongoing Annual Fee
Buffalo County
$2,352,858
$0
$2,352,858
$0
City of Alma
$167,637
$11,734
$179,371
$20,116
City of Buffalo City
$24,580
$1,721
$26,301
$2,950
Town of Belvidere
$614,149
$42,991
$657,140
$73,698
Town of Buffalo
$598,232
$41,876
$640,108
$71,788
Town of Cross
$280,553
$19,639
$300,192
$33,666
Town of Milton
$614,113
$42,988
$657,101
$73,694
Village of Cochrane
$53,594
$3,751
$57,345
$6,431
La Crosse County
$723,506
$0
$723,506
$0
Village of Holmen
$100,351
$7,025
$107,376
$12,042
Town of Onalaska
$14,028
$982
$15,010
$1,683
Town of Holland
$609,127
$42,639
$651,766
$73,095
Trempealeau County
$1,410,162
$0
$1,410,162
$0
City of Galesville
$80,290
$5,620
$85,910
$9,635
Town of Caledonia
$115,040
$8,053
$123,093
$13,805
Town of Gale
$490,862
$34,360
$525,222
$58,903
Town of Trempealeau
$723,971
$50,678
$774,649
$86,876
 
$9,287,110
$538,382