Municipalities

 

An Act relative to double poles (HD1325)

This legislation would direct the Department of Public Utilities and Department of Telecommunications and Cable to issue regulations to reduce the number of double utility poles in the Commonwealth. (These occur when a new pole is installed next to a weakened or broken one but the process of relocating the wires and removing the old pole is not completed.) The regulations would be based on an assessment of the Pole Lifecycle Management (PLM) system and other current measures and on the recommendations of an advisory commission representing municipalities, utility companies, and other stakeholders.