The Saline County Commission met with the Missouri Department of Economic Development and a representative from the Missouri Tax Commission this week. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Presiding Commissioner Tom Stallings:

Tom Stallings

Stallings says representatives from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and a the Missouri Tax Commission were present to discuss the Enbridge Pipeline.  Property owners concerned about the effect on their land need to contact Enbridge.

“Folks are just worried about how much damage they’re going to do on their property,” said Stallings, “Whether or not they’re going to affect their drainage tile in some fields.  Putting down new pipeline means they’re going to have to cut that pipeline in some places and they’re worried about that.”

After talking with people in other counties who have had a pipeline put through, Stallings believes there is not much to be concerned about.

The pipeline is expected to bring about $1.2 million in revenue to Saline County, most of which will go to schools.  Work will start in March of 2013 at the earliest.