The president of Duke Energy says the company will not provide a construction schedule for moving its wires and pipes for the city’s streetcar project until the two sides reach a deal on an operating agreement.
Julie Janson expressed her concerns in an October 10th letter to City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr.
Janson said the operating agreement must allow the company to have immediate access to equipment during emergencies and enough time to resolve any issues.
A majority of Cincinnati City Council voted Monday to shift $29 million in city funds to the $110 million streetcar project – including $15 million that neighborhood leaders believed was going to go to improvements in their neighborhoods.
City administrators told council members that the money would allow the city to go ahead with relocation of utility lines and pipes along the streetcar route through downtown and Over-the-Rhine, while the city continues to try to resolve a dispute with Duke Energy over who should pay for that.
Jay Hanselman reviews some of the stories that made news in Greater Cincinnati this past week, including City Council term limits, relocating utilities for the streetcar project, and levies for Hamilton County Senior and Mental Health Services.