Powell County received a request for a Floodplain Development Permit from Sady Babcock of Northwestern Energy to install a new electrical service to provide power to a Montana Rail Link railroad switch. The new service will be a combination of underground and overhead with the overhead crossing the Clark Fork River. Northwestern Energy will install three new power poles and 400 feet of underground cable to supply power to a MRL switch. The project site is located near the closed MDT rest area near Gold Creek in Section 05, Township 9N, Range 10W. Interested parties may contact County Planning Director Carl Hamming, CFM at 406.846.9729 for further information regarding the request or submit comments to the Planning Office. Comments are due by 5pm on February 19. The application and all supporting materials are available for viewing at the County Planning Department, 409 Missouri Ave., Suite 114, Deer Lodge, MT.