This web site is edited and maintained by Jim Galm, jgalm(ampersat goes here)huntsburg.org.
When The Geauga County - 138kV Transmission Line Supply Project was brought to my attention, my first reaction, after regaining consciousness, was that I did not like what was being proposed and suspected that others in the community would feel the same way. I registered the domain name huntsburg.org, set up a mailbox for myself and put up this simple web site.
As I read and researched the projects, laws, rules, companies and people involved, I started posting links to the interesting data that I found. These pages became my on-line notebook of facts, links, email addresses and other information. At first, I did not publicize the existence of these pages, since I knew almost nothing about the direction that the project might take. As I talked to more affected families and farms, I realized that there were many people who were hopping angry about the project as proposed. In all of my discussions, people were on the same basic page - the project was not acceptable as proposed by FirstEnergy.
Knowledge is power and it became clear that my friends and neighbors wanted both knowledge and power. I made this web site public, and publicized the address, at the joint township trustees meeting that took place on March 31, 2007. I have been adding new information to the pages ever since.
The intent of http://www.huntsburg.org/firstenergy is to provide a place for me to share the facts and data that I collect as I work to advance the cause of preserving my property as well as that of my neighbors and friends. I'm always willing to add useful contributions from readers to the pages.
These pages are not necessarily intended to be a public forum or communications "hub" for everyone affected by the Geauga County - 138kV Transmission Line Supply Project. The GeaugaLink web site has an excellent on-line discussion board called The Raccoon County Roundtable, that hosts topic Proposed Power Line. This is the go-to place for public announcements, opinions and news, since it works in real-time -- you see the news as it's posted.
As I'm sure you have realized by now, I am not a professional web site developer. I'm an Electrical Engineer, licensed to practice in the state of Ohio by the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. I graduated from West Geauga High School in Chesterland and earned my college degrees at Case Western Reserve University, right down Mayfield Road a few miles to the west.