Spraying program starts this month

Posted on Jun 28 2016 in Kankakee Valley REMC

right of way mapKankakee Valley REMC’s right-of-way maintenance will begin this month.

The contract crew will be working later this month in the following areas of Starke County — Jackson, Center, Railroad, Washington, North Bend, California, Oregon, Davis and Wayne townships. In addition, this maintenance will include all KVREMC service locations in Pulaski and Marshall counties.

The Daltons of Warsaw, Indiana, will be working for the cooperative to perform brush and small woody plant chemical vegetation control in the areas described above and shown on the system map at the right. The Daltons is fully licensed and certified to do this work by the Indiana State Chemist.

Herbicides used will be EPA approved. During the 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.

If you prefer to maintain the right-of-way adjacent to your land in some other fashion, such as mowing, please follow these instructions:

  1. Call The Daltons at 888-267-7511 with your questions about or problems with this 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 18 and continues to be maintained. If the brush is not removed, then we must treat the brush as part of our vegetation management program.

We need and truly appreciate your cooperation each year to maintain a good right-of-way program.