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08/20/2007 | Proposed Resolution Opposes Closing Bain Station Railroad Crossings

At an August 20 meeting of the Pleasant Prairie Village Board, the Village Board approved the adoption of a resolution opposing the closing of railroad crossings along Bain Station Road. Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads have both proposed closures on the road, which serves as a route between County Highway H on the west and Highway 31 on the east.

The resolution identifies Bain Station Road as an “important transportation alternative” between the two highways. Language in the resolution also refers to the proposed closings as contrary to existing, regional transportation plans.
It also highlights uses of the road by municipal departments and citizens, citing access to drainage and floodplain areas adjacent to the WE Energies Pleasant Prairie Power Plant property and citizen access to schools, businesses and government facilities.

Adoption of the resolution also provides the Village Administrator with authorization to engage legal representation on behalf of the Village in legal proceedings designed to stop the proposed closures. In reference to this authorization, Village Administrator Mike Pollocoff commented, “Currently, people who live and travel through the area on regular business would need to travel more than a mile out of their way in order to redirect their route. While we hope we won’t need to engage legal counsel, we would like to know that we have the ability to should it come down to that.”

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