startup for: Class action lawsuit to remove unnecessary anchors from agricultural fields.

startup for: Class action lawsuit to remove unnecessary anchors from agricultural fields.

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The purpose of the petition is to create a class action lawsuit.

We begin with the simple description: of a cable held line, structurally established by a ground anchor placed roughly 20 feet into the agricultural field. The composition of the arrangement is that an electrical distribution line going parallel with the road alongside the field/ has been “tied” to a perpendicular line that starts at the dead end of a different road; moving the anchor to the opposite side of the road/ solves the problem. By using the common easement road ditch; to the town of Royal/ installing one more pole. In this initiating of case, between the landowner and the electrical distribution company involved: they say no/ unless I pay: 3-5 thousand dollars. Which clearly means: they KNOW, it can be moved!

IN TERMS OF THE FARMING OPERATIONS; specifically due to that anchor.

the operator of the farming equipment must now; establish a path around the anchor/ or come up to that anchor stop; go around, back up, and begin again compacting the ground; or trampling its plants and producing an impact with financial consequences.
Driving around the anchor with large equipment requires very sharp turns on the equipment itself; which demands very significant stress on the components in the ground. That fact causes wear that would not otherwise occur/ and that has significant financial consequences; because the equipment is NOT cheap.
Driving around, or up to the anchor places the farmer and his or her equipment in jeopardy of hitting the anchor with each piece of equipment that must be maneuvered around that anchored cable, and it is not well marked; along with the fact that an average piece of equipment being used today is over 60 feet wide/ traveling at 5- 7 mph. It is no small feat that numerous anchors in fields everywhere are not contacted by field equipment; causing significant and expensive harm to the field equipment and the electrical line. Placing the farmer in jeopardy of a potential electrical line break; which could cause loss of life. Placing the farmer or landowner in jeopardy of a lawsuit for damaging that line or causing any other loss: property ownership can establish. A financial consequence.
On average an anchor will be driven around in the field a total of in spring: once for tillage (occasionally twice)/ once for planting (occasionally twice)/ once (occasionally twice) for fertilizer/ once or twice; for chemicals. In fall, that same line anchor must be driven around once for combining operations/ once for tillage/ and some fields or operators will do once more for a variety of different methods in farming. Making that anchor an obstruction roughly 7 times on average; each time requiring “a price shall be paid”; each season. A financial consequence.
The loss of acreage is small; roughly 135 square meters on average (1500 sq feet); or currently about $30 dollars in direct “field loss/ crop loss”. But it also requires management of the weeds; which requires tractor and mower and individual trimming of the area; as a separate reality to the farming operations/ usually done twice a year. Since this has to be driven to the assigned anchor; that takes an hour, plus costs. And since it must be trimmed, that takes another hour and truck and equipment; so many people opt for stronger chemicals which also costs a financial consequence. Tractors don't run for free; every hour costs money.

 

IN OPPOSITION: this electrical distribution company states:

they have only one argument, “delivered vocally”: even though their representative engineers have said moving the anchor is entirely feasible. The argument is: we have the right of easement/ and nothing will make us move that anchor unless you pay all costs we will charge you for doing so. Because there are financial consequences to us. The company requests (3-5 thousand dollars, to move it).

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