Grant Stevenson made a “mistake”

Filed under:Hampton-Alma-LaCrosse,Wisconsin — posted by admin on July 7, 2015 @ 7:49 am

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Xcel had mistakenly provided construction crews with the wrong information about what kinds of activities were barred in the area, Stevenson said. Instead of telling contractors not to do any work during the birds’ nesting season, the notification warned contractors against tree clearing only, he said.

WHAT?!?!?!?!  Someone negotiates an agreement, which takes considerable time and effort, and Xcel doesn’t pass that info along to the contractor?

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From the Milwaukee Journal:

Power line work halted after concern raised over protected birds



image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace