At a public hearing this week, the Sherburn City Council heard from George Madden who presented the Federated Rural Electric Association proposal for a new substation near the Regional Worship Center.
In making the presentation, Madden also requested a variance from the Council.
Six people from the church were also in attendance.
Madden noted the FREA began supplying electricity for Sherburn in 2015 and the substation currently supplying the electricity is behind the former Methodist Church, near downtown Sherburn.
The new substation would increase the electricity supply to the community and is necessary to back fee to the town and for emergencies.
The new substation would be located approximately 200 feet from the church, would be landscaped with shrubs, would have its own road and have a fence with barbed wire around it.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022.