News Advisory: Hennepin County hosts first utility summit

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Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969
Colin Cox, Transportation, 612-596-7426


News Advisory: Hennepin County hosts first utility summit

Hennepin County Public Works will host a utility summit on Wednesday, December 2, with representatives from cities in Hennepin County and private utility companies participating.

The goals of the summit are to engage in discussions and develop ideas for improving coordination and collaboration on utility issues associated with road and bridges programming, construction and operations. The summit is a brainstorming session for mid- to high-level representatives from local and regional government entities and private utility companies. 

“Next construction season will be upon us before we know it. The goal of this summit will be to plan and minimize the impacts to residents of county, city and utility construction needs next year,” said Commissioner Mike Opat, Chair of the Public Works Energy and Environment Committee. “We understand utility work needs to occur, but we could all stand for better coordination.”

Members of the news media are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Hennepin County Public Works Facility

1600 Prairie Drive, Medina

The summit will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks from County Commissioner Mike Opat, and County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, Chair of Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority. Following this, the group will discuss right of way use, utility coordination challenges and opportunities to improve coordination.


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