August 20, 2018

Anthony Cardone Supervisor

Town of Monroe

1465 Orange Turnpike

Monroe, NY 10950

Dear Supervisor Cardone,

At Orange and Rockland Utilities we’re working hard to ensure that our electric distribution lines are properly maintained. Because interference from tree limbs is the single most frequent cause of power outages, periodic tree maintenance along overhead electric distribution wires is critically important in reducing potential power outages.

We’ll soon be conducting such work in the Town of Monroe and I want to keep you informed of our planned activities.

As you may know, distribution lines carry electricity from the overhead lines along the streets to homes and businesses. To reduce the danger and inconvenience associated with power outages, our Distribution Line Clearance Program calls for us to cut back trees that are touching lines or which have the potential to interfere with the wires. At the same time, we remove dead trees and underbrush. Our work crews will make every effort to be in and out of the area as quickly as possible. Since this type of work is now performed on a four-year cycle, any neighborhood included this year won’t be visited again for routine upkeep (except in emergencies) for approximately four years.

We want you to know our current schedule for distribution line tree maintenance. Beginning on or about September 2, 2018, and continuing for approximately four (4) weeks, we’ll perform tree trimming and removal work along the following streets: Cromwell Hill Road, Quaker Hill Road, Lakes Road, Round Lake Terrace, Cedar Cliff Road, Park Terrace, Dug Road, Walton Terrace, Mountain Avenue, Osseo Park Road, Rye Hill Road, Lundlam Road, East Mombasha Road, Route 17M, Route 208, Orange and Rockland Road, Oreco Terrace, and associated side streets. Nelson Tree Service, under our supervision, has been contracted for this purpose.

Residents will be contacted via letter to be apprised of the program trimming.

We will, of course, notify you immediately if this schedule changes or if further distribution line clearance work is necessary. If you would like to meet to discuss the work in more detail, or if you have any questions, please call me at 845-783-5480.

                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                    Michael M. Grant

                                                                                    Manager – Regional & Community Affairs