On May 1 a group of five managers with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline spoke to Wintergreen residents in a broadcast via phone about the upcoming construction work to install the high-pressure gas line at our entryway.
Wintergreen Police has appointed Jeff Harris as its first Community Services Officer. "With over 28 years of experience and service to our community, CSO Harris brings a familiar face and a rich knowledge of our community’s history and traditions," said Dennis N. Russell, Chief of Wintergreen Police.
"The Wintergreen Property Owners Association (WPOA), while opposed to the location of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, understands and abides by the legal process that has led to the commencement of tree removal on WPOA property. While disappointed, the beginning of construction only increases our resolve to hold Dominion accountable for the financial and non-financial implications placed on our community by the presence of the pipeline. WPOA is committed to the best possible outcome for our community; one that provides fair treatment and security for our owners, employees, and guests."
On Wednesday, a Federal Court in Lynchburg ruled in favor of the ACP and against landowners fighting the ACP’s early access to their property and Eminent Domain. On the advice of legal counsel, WPOA did not participate and instead focused on pursuing mediation, a FERC rehearing and other legal/political options to protect our community.
A dozen new white, black and red no parking signs have been planted on both sides of the first mile of Wintergreen Drive, starting next to Route 664 at the Wintergreen entryway. News reports indicate the ACP is seeing progress in their permitting and that many public safety officials along the route of the controversial pipeline route are growing wary.