BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Zoning Commission voted to table a request for a conditional use permit made by ITC Midwest for an electrical switching station that would be located northeast of Boone on R Avenue. Troy Weary, Area Manager for ITC Midwest, presented their project to the Zoning Commission and then neighboring property owners were allowed to speak. Many did not dispute the improved infrastructure, but they did dispute the location. The proposed ITC switching station would have been located west of a substation called “the Boone Junction” which is owned by CIPCO. An even bigger issue surfaced, when Jerry Judge, the property owner that owns the land in question, said the option had expired in mid-September. There was not a copy of the option available for review, so Weary told the Zoning Commission that ITC would step away from the request for a conditional use permit and would investigate their options. Last week on Tuned In, Weary said the company is continuing to work at improving the distribution infrastructure in Boone County, which could take several more years. ITC Midwest is a company that owns the transmission lines, and some substations. The company is not an owner of any electrical generation facility and is considered generation neutral. Weary has said there goal is to upgrade the outdated transmission system in a cost effective manner.