The Madison City Commission approved an agreement on Monday with BNSF Railway Company that gives the city a license to install an electrical utility line underneath the railroad's corridor that is located within the city limits.
Madison's Electric Department has scheduled the installation of improvements this summer to the municipal electric grid in the southwestern portion of the city. The project includes installing a new utility line in the Highland Ave. area.
In the agreement with BNSF Railway, the city will pay $3,000 to the railroad as a contract fee and an additional $600 as a processing fee for the license.
Madison officials will also need to provide an insurance certificate and a separate policy for railroad protective liability insurance in which BNSF Railway is the only insured party. The city can provide its own protective liability insurance or participate in BNSF's protective policy by paying $460.