Century Collects $28K For Gulf Power Gas Pipeline Easement, Will Use For Their Own Gas Fund

September 13, 2019

Century has received $28,000 for granting a permanent easement to Gulf Power for the installation of a natural gas pipeline on a piece of property the town owns on Tedder Road.

The town will reserve the money in their general fund and then transfer it to their gas fund after the new fiscal year begins on October 1. That will allow the troubled gas fund to record the income in the new fiscal year.

The pipeline is part of a Gulf Power project to convert Plant Crist from coal to natural gas. The proposed natural gas pipeline will run about 39 miles from the existing Florida Gas Transmission Pipeline near the Florida/Alabama border outside Century south through McDavid, Molino and Cantonment to Plant Crist on Pate Street just northwest of the University of West Florida. Over 85 percent of the proposed route would be located on existing corridors like Gulf Power transmission line corridors.

Gulf Power is paying the town $28,000 for the 50-foot easement that will temporarily be expanded to 95 feet during construction.

The entire parcel is 23.53 acres along Tedder Road just west of the Century Work camp and Elsie Davis Road. A Gulf Power high voltage electrical transmission line already traverses the property, and the natural gas pipeline will be installed parallel to and just west of the electrical line, according to town documents.

The pipeline will be at least 36 inches deep, allowing the town to construct any needed driveways across the easement with the approval of Gulf Power. The parcel of land is currently mostly wooded and not used by the town for any purpose.


4 Responses to “Century Collects $28K For Gulf Power Gas Pipeline Easement, Will Use For Their Own Gas Fund”

  1. chris on September 13th, 2019 4:17 pm

    Bookmark this story, so that, in 4 months, you can laugh and wonder where 28K went to?

  2. mat on September 13th, 2019 1:28 pm

    King Hawkins now has money to take his friends and family on a much needed vacation.

  3. sam on September 13th, 2019 7:24 am

    why do i feel the money will end up lost?

  4. Anne on September 13th, 2019 7:20 am

    One of the kids read this while I was fixing breakfast.
    So, Century has $28,000 selling land to Gulf Power as part of conversion from coal.
    They’re going to put the money, is that the full $28,000 we wonder? Or some diverted to patch other financial leaks?

    This was an interesting line:
    “That will allow the troubled gas fund to record the income in the new fiscal year.”
    Guess this means it’ll show income which is a sorta round-about “income” and will any of the employees see this money in paychecks? Or will some be used to finally install all the gas meters?

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