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COVID-19 Update

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Posted on Jul 03, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

In conjunction with Gov. Holcomb’s reopening plan, the DCREMC office will reopen to the public beginning July 6.  Necessary precautions and safety measures are in place to ensure the health and well-being of our employees, members, and community.  Additionally, we will resume assessing penalties and disconnects with the July billing. We understand that COVID-19 has… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in April

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Posted on Jul 03, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

Chairman Steve AmRhein called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and Michael Brelage kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present. Also present were DCREMC CEO Brett Abplanalp and DCREMC staff members Jennie Meyer and, via conference call, Rachel Sullivan, Crystal Greathouse and Eric Busch. A motion by Jason Barnhorst,… Continue reading.

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

New look for an old favorite

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 in Kankakee Valley REMC

We’ve all had to alter tried-and-true plans and procedures due to the coronavirus. Kankakee Valley REMC has as well. Take the co-op’s annual meeting. Those who’ve attended the KV REMC meeting in the past look forward to this opportunity to reconnect with friends and family, meet their co-op’s leadership team, elect board members, and participate… Continue reading.

Give transformers some space

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Those big green boxes in many yards may not be particularly attractive, but they are very important to ensuring you have a safe and reliable supply of electricity.  They are what we call “pad-mount” transformers.   While overhead power lines are mounted on utility poles and substations are protected by security fences, pad-mounted transformers are… Continue reading.

Bill Payment Update

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 in Kankakee Valley REMC

To help our member-consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 18, Kankakee Valley REMC temporarily suspended service disconnections due to non-payment of bills and suspended assessing any new late fees since that time. This was done to assist families and businesses during these uncertain times.  Importantly, these disconnect suspensions are not bill waivers. Member-consumers will… Continue reading.

Amplifying our donations through Sharing Success program

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Daily, the Seven Cooperative Principles guide operations at Kankakee Valley REMC. Concern for Community is one of those principles. We are proud to invest in our communities.  A recent grant-matching opportunity through the CoBank Sharing Success program allowed us to double the impact of our financial gifts to four local organizations.   CoBank, one of… Continue reading.

Hands-Free Law Goes Into Effect

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As of July 1, drivers are prohibited from using handheld devices while driving on Indiana roads. The new legislation, intended to combat distracted driving, prohibits drivers from holding or using a handheld mobile device while operating a moving vehicle. When drivers are distracted, accidents often occur. Many times, when drivers veer off roads they hit… Continue reading.