Potomac Resident Calls Police on Contractors (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Potomac Crest resident Jay Liang explains how he came home from work this week to find Pepco contractors in his yard trying to cut down a tree. He called police and there’s more. Take a look:

Liang and several other Potomac Crest neighbors, who back up to a Pepco easement and transmission line of high voltage power lines, have filed a lawsuit to try and stop Pepco from cutting down the trees that back to their homes. The next hearing is scheduled for October 9th.

A Pepco official has emailed MyMCMedia the following statement about this case:

“In 1959, more than three decades before Potomac Crest was built, Pepco bought and paid for both its property and the right to cut and remove trees on portions of what is now Potomac Crest that in Pepco’s ‘sole and exclusive judgment’ could interfere with or fall on any of Pepco’s poles or lines. This right was recorded in the land records of Montgomery County in 1959, so everyone who bought a house in Potomac Crest next to our property has been subject to this right.

“Pepco met with Potomac Crest property owners on June 24, June 25 and July 15 in an effort to work collaboratively with them. Nonetheless, four homeowners decided to file a lawsuit.

“This litigation is about the aesthetic concerns of four Potomac homeowners who chose to buy homes adjacent to Pepco’s transmission and distribution lines. The work we are trying to do is critical to the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to tens of thousands of our customers, including schools and public safety, public health and other critical facilities.

“The court order permits Pepco to proceed with some tree removals … and Pepco is in compliance with the court order.”

Liang has now posted a warning sign on his tree.

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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