Trucks at sunset

Ground-to-Sky Right of Way Initiative

As a cooperative, Habersham EMC strives to serve members’ needs by keeping electrical rates as low as possible and operating in the best interest of all members.

To further ensure reliable service to our members, HEMC cut 350 miles of right of way easements along primary overhead lines in 2018. This is one measure that will be taken by HEMC to promote improved reliability to our membership.

By implementing a ground-to-sky initiative, limbs overhanging the primary lines will be removed to increase reliability. This means that HEMC’s 30 foot easement for primary lines will be clear from the ground to the sky.

Service lines that run to individual homes or businesses will be trimmed back to remove limbs near the service lines.

These proactive steps will put HEMC on a five year right of way maintenance cycle and reduce controllable expenses over time.

Areas Affected

Habersham EMC. Easement Clearance Initiative. Progress Map - July 2019.

View Right of Way Initiative Larger Map (Searchable PDF)

Listed below by substation and chronological order.

2018

Clarkesville Primary — Complete

  • Blacksnake Road
  • Hardwood Drive
  • Cody Road
  • Hazel Creek Road
  • Highway 197 South

Cornelia — Underway

  • Chase Road
  • J. Warren Road
  • Old Cleveland Highway
  • Old Athens Highway
  • Pea Ridge Road
  • VFW Loop Road
  • Cannon Bridge Road/Highway 105

Leaf — Underway

  • Highway 254/Mossy Creek Road
  • Will Hambrick Road
  • Sam Craven Road
  • Bill Presley Road
  • Will Lothridge Road

Stringer — Underway

  • Hub Head Road
  • Britt Gailey Road
  • Staton Road
  • Campground Road
  • Holly Springs Road
  • Skitts Mountain Road
  • Highway 52/Lula Road
  • Belton Bridge Road

Baldwin — Complete

  • Duncan Bridge Road
  • Hwy. 365
  • B.C. Grant Road
  • Charlie Davis Road
  • Mud Creek Road
  • Wilbanks Road
  • Level Grove Road
  • Old Cleveland Road
  • J. Warren Road
  • Airport Road
  • Industrial Boulevard

Alto — Underway

  • Mud Creek Road
  • Crane Mill Road
  • Pea Ridge Road
  • Payne Norton
  • Garrison Road
  • Alto-Mud Creek Road
  • Creasy Patch Road
  • Mount Zion Road
  • Bill Wilson Road
  • Pea Ridge Road
  • Tribble Gap Road

2019

Stringer

  • Stringer Road
  • Brown Road
  • King Street
  • Hulsey Road
  • Clermont Hwy. (Hwy. 283)
  • Ransom Free Road
  • Lee Lane
  • Mountain Meadow Drive
  • Campground Road
  • Joe Turner Road
  • Hwy. 254
  • Skitts Mountain Road
  • Arrowwood Road
  • Westmoreland Road
  • Tom Teague Road
  • Hwy. 129
  • Shadow Mountain Road
  • Shoal Creek Road (Hwy. 284)
  • Wauka Mountain Trace
  • Keith Road
  • Coyote Creek Road
  • Copperhead Road
  • Arthur Seabolt Road
  • Sapphire Drive
  • Redd Road
  • Rodney Nix Road
  • Doug Nix Road
  • Gilstrap Road
  • Hwy. 115 West
  • Kanady Road

Sandy Flats

  • Aurum Hill Road
  • Abb Helton Road
  • Kelly Road
  • Crabapple Lane
  • Hooper Road
  • Eli Knob Road
  • Grindle Bridge Road
  • Roy Grindle Road
  • River Mist Road
  • Frogtown Road
  • Town Creek Church Road
  • Soapstone Road
  • Damascus Church Road
  • Lewis School Road
  • Fireside Ridge Drive
  • Trail’s End Road
  • John Crow Road
  • Paradise Valley Road
  • Singing Tree Lane
  • Elm Road
  • Robinson Road
  • Adair Mill Road
  • Stancil Road
  • Deer Woods Trail
  • Spotted Fawn Lane
  • Moorewood Trail
  • Whiskey Still Road
  • Town Creek Road
  • Gold Nuggett Lane
  • Charlie Thomas Road
  • Patsy Drive
  • Allison’s Honey Lane
  • Gene Nix Road
  • Santa Pera Drive
  • Hunt Cliff Ridge
  • Asbury Mill Road
  • Laura Davis Drive
  • Oak Knoll Drive
  • Thomas Road
  • Alex Stringer Road
  • Peaceful Valley Drive
  • Phillips Drive
  • Valhalla Drive
  • Waterfall Drive
  • Glen Ridge Drive
  • Claystone Walk
  • Old Deer Path Way
  • Discover Way
  • Simmaron Road
  • Spencer Road
  • Arnold Drive
  • Crestview Drive
  • Brown Road
  • Pebble Lane
  • Ed Lewis Road
  • Starfire Lane
  • Elza Drive
  • Sunkist Drive
  • Ellis Mountain Road

Westmoreland

  • Hwy. 129
  • Westmoreland Road
  • Collins Road
  • Cherrywood Trail
  • Autumn Wood Way
  • Bobby’s Drive
  • Partin Road
  • Briarwood Drive
  • Tommy Cowart Road
  • Davis Drive
  • Truelove Road
  • Putnam Road
  • Garrison Drive
  • Dogwood Lane
  • Lanier Chambers Road
  • Post Road
  • Stover Road
  • Dorsey Brothers Road
  • Eagle Rock Road
  • Songbird Drive
  • Calvary Church Road
  • Mount Scenic Drive
  • Wooten Road
  • Tri Star Road
  • Smokey Mountain Road
  • Noel Ayers Road
  • Trumpet Vine Drive
  • Danford Drive
  • Happy Hollow
  • Rocket Drive
  • Shagbark Drive
  • Sapphire Drive
  • Shoal Creek Road
  • Canubac Road
  • Kanady Road

Cleveland

  • Hwy. 115
  • Staton Road
  • Asbury Mill Road
  • Wildwood Acres
  • Turner Ridge
  • Holman Drive
  • Tom Hunt Road
  • Coleman Drive
  • Fortner Lane
  • Albert Reid Road
  • Allison Drive
  • Hwy. 129 North
  • High Meadows
  • Tolhurst Road
  • Paradise Valley Road
  • Adair Mill Road
  • Logan’s Ridge
  • Mt. Pleasant Church Road
  • Indian Springs Road
  • Mill Creek Trail
  • Mill Trace Road
  • Eden Circle
  • Ascension Trail
  • Seagraves Road
  • Stanley Nix Road
  • Henderson Road
  • Herman Winkler Road
  • Camp Coleman
  • Johns Drive
  • Robert Jarrard Road
  • Harkins Road
  • Valley View Drive
  • Ridge Walker Drive
  • Kellum Valley Road
  • Tollgate Road
  • Foothills Drive
  • Sutton Road
  • Wild Horse Cove Circle
  • Wild Horse Cove
  • Bear Ridge Road