Right-of-way maintenance to begin in July

Posted on Apr 28 2020 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Brush upkeep and tree trimming does more than keep your yard looking nice. It’s also a vital part of keeping the power to your home or business flowing efficiently and safely. 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. It’s focus will be on 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 follow the instructions:

Call The Daltons at 574-267-7511 with your questions about the right-of-way maintenance operation.

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. 

Make sure all the brush is removed within the site by July 3 and continues to be maintained.  

Map of right-of-way maintenance

KV REMC’s contract crews will be performing right-of-way maintenance in the areas colored in orange.