Right-of-way Maintenance begins this month

Starting in July, Kankakee Valley REMC’s hired contractors will be performing right-of-way maintenance on summer foliage that poses a risk to the functionality of your electricity.

The Daltons, Inc., will be performing upkeep as part of our right-of-way maintenance program. Its focus will be on the brush and small woody plant chemical vegetation control in the areas described below and shown on the system map. This work has been certified by the Indiana State Chemist and all herbicides used will be EPA-approved. During this spray operation, The Daltons will take care to avoid sensitive areas (such as front yards, tree plantations, ornamental plantings, crops, gardens, lakes, and streams) adjacent to the right-of-way.

Contract crews will be working in the following areas:

Porter County: Westchester, Pine, Liberty, Jackson, and Washington townships.
LaPorte County: Cass, Clinton, Dewey, Hanna, Lincoln, Noble, Prairie, Johnson, Union, and Washington townships.
Starke County: Davis and Oregon townships north of U.S. 30
St. Joseph County: Liberty and Lincoln townships.

If you would prefer to maintain the right-of-way adjacent to your land in some other fashion, such as mowing, please following the instructions:
1.  Call The Daltons at 574-267-7511 with your questions about the right-of-way maintenance operation.
2.  Post a sign on the right-of-way at each end of your property that reads “NO SPRAYING.” Make sure it’s legible and visible from the roadway.
3.  Make sure all the brush is removed within the site by July 3 and continues to be maintained.