To all PMLE 567 HoA residents,
The HoA has been contacted by Treesmith Utility Arborists (TSA, Met-Ed's representative) regarding their coming to PMLE 567, sometime in later May, to clear trees, tree limbs and brush that has any potential of interfering with the power lines in the community.
This is the statement (in BOLD) that we received from them:
"Treesmith Utility Arborists, will be conducting routine maintenance of vegetation on behalf of Met-Ed, approximately starting this May. Treesmith will be performing vegetation clearance along the power line right of way, to ensure safe and reliable electric for Met-Ed customers, to help prevent service interruptions. This work will be performed at no expense to you.
Routine maintenance involves trimming of live, healthy, mature trees to obtain proper clearance to power lines, as well as, addressing hazards along the utility. The trees deemed hazards will be tagged with blue ribbon and removed (unless day of crews finds additional hazard) debris will be chipped and large wood remains on site. Tall brush (Woody Saplings up to 10 inch) along or under the utility will be removed as well. Where removals take place, herbicide application will be disbursed for stump regrowth treatment. The herbicide is an oil based Garlon 4 direct spray, that lasts in ground approximately 45 days. Service drops (pole to house) are not included in routine maintenance, unless pressure or mechanical strain is obstructing service wire, pressure will then be removed."
Any wood that is left behind is available for any member of the community that can use it for burning. A member of the Board has been in direct contact with TSA to insure there is no unsightly work remaining. Please be aware that the HoA does not have any mechanism to interfere with this process, as it is deemed necessary and is permissible for the Utility Company to perform this maintenance. If you have any direct issues or concerns, please contact Treesmith Arborists.
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