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FirstEnergy Utilities Prepared to Handle Summer Heat

Company Offers Tips on How to Use Electricity Wisely During Heat Wave

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AKRON, Ohio, June 28, 2018 — FirstEnergy Corp.’s (NYSE: FE) distribution and transmission system is prepared to meet the anticipated increase in customer electricity usage associated with summer’s first heat wave expected to spread across the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions by the end of the week.

“Our comprehensive system inspections and maintenance programs help ensure system reliability when temperatures climb to 90 degrees and customers depend on us to stay comfortable,” said Samuel Belcher, senior vice president of FirstEnergy and president of FirstEnergy Utilities.  “From western Ohio to the New Jersey shore, our electric system is designed and maintained to operate safely and effectively even in extreme weather conditions.”

The inspections include using “thermovision” cameras to capture infrared images that can detect potential problems with electrical equipment in substations and on poles.  By identifying hot spots, maintenance and repairs can be conducted prior to a power outage occurring.  Helicopter patrols also are used to inspect FirstEnergy transmission lines in advance of the high-demand summer season.

With the extended hot weather coinciding with the Fourth of July holiday, FirstEnergy utilities are reviewing staffing levels and hot weather operational procedures to ensure any localized power outages caused by the excessive heat are handled promptly.

Company employees also are receiving briefings about what steps they can take to stay safe on the job when the heat index rises due to the hot and humid conditions.  Proper hydration, enhanced situational awareness, adjusting work schedules and paying close attention to the condition of fellow employees on the job site are some of the steps that are taken to prevent heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses.

FirstEnergy’s utilities also offer some common-sense hot weather tips customers can follow to stay comfortable while using electricity wisely during this period of high demand:

  • Set thermostats as high as comfort will allow. Every degree a customer can increase the temperature in their home will result in using about 3 percent less energy during the hottest summer days.
  • During sunny weather, close drapes or blinds on windows facing the sun to prevent direct radiant heating from impacting interior temperatures.
  • Use fans – moving air cools skin faster, resulting in greater comfort on hot days.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to keep temperatures higher when no one is home, and to reduce the temperature before arrival back home.
  • Only operate window air conditioners when someone is in the room.
  • Keep refrigerators and freezers as full as possible. Frozen or cold items in the refrigerator help keep other items cool, reducing the amount of work the refrigerator has to do to maintain a lower temperature.
  • Close rooms that aren’t used regularly during the summer, and close the air conditioning vents in those rooms, as well.
  • Avoid using heat-producing appliances during the hottest hours of the day. The less heat produced at home, the less work the air conditioner will do.
  • Consider investing in ENERGY STAR® appliances or heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. FirstEnergy’s utilities may offer rebates on these purchases and tax deductions may apply, as well.
  • Check air conditioner and furnace fan filters. Clogged filters waste energy and money by forcing HVAC systems to work harder than necessary.

Other FirstEnergy summer safety tips are available at:  www.firstenergycorp.com/safety.

FirstEnergy utilities include: Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio; Jersey Central Power & Light in New Jersey; Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power), and West Penn Power in Pennsylvania; Mon Power in West Virginia; and Potomac Edison in Maryland.

In addition, if summer storms result in downed wires it is important to avoid the area and immediately call FirstEnergy.  If you see a downed power line, always assume it is live and dangerous and follow these steps.  Report downed power lines immediately by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877).  Extra caution should be exercised in areas where downed wires may be tangled in downed tree branches or other debris.

For updated company information, including hot weather tips, customers are urged to visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.  The utility companies also will provide updates via Twitter:

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.

 

 

CONTACT: News Media Contact: Chris Eck, (330) 384-7939

Employment Opportunity-Street Department

The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake is accepting applications for a Street Department Laborer.  This is a part-time position with a possibility of full-time in future.  Laborer will help to maintain and repair grounds, streets, storm drain, and waste water collection systems.

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EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION 

USDA Summer Food Program-Free for kids!

The Ashtabula County Community Action Agency is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
The local site for meals is Geneva Township Park, located at 5045 Lake Road, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44041. Meals will be served beginning June 11, 2018 and ending August 4, 2018, Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Please visit http://www.accaa.org for more information.

Summer Food Flyer 2018

Grass & Weed Public Notice

~Public Notice~

This public notice hereby serves as a summary to Chapter 557 of the Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake Codified Ordinances.

 Under Chapter 557, Section 1,

THE CUTTING OR REMOVAL OF WEEDS AND GRASS IS REQUIRED!

It is stated that no owner, occupant, lessee, agent or any other person having charge or management of any lot or parcel of land located within a residential, commercial, or industrial district, within five (5) days after receiving written notice to do so, shall fail to cut or destroy any noxious (capable of causing skin reactions upon contact or producing or aggravating hay fever, asthma, and allergic respiratory reactions or similar conditions in human beings) or poisonous weeds or vines growing upon any lot or parcel and to prevent the same from blooming, going to seed or exceeding a height of nine inches. It is also stated that weeds and vegetation such as, but not limited to, Russian, Canadian, or common thistle, wild lettuce, wild mustard, wild parsley, ragweed, milk-weed and ironweed, as well as other noxious weeds and grasses growing to a height in excess of nine (9”) inches on any property from the first day of May to the first day of November of each year are a PUBLIC NUISANCE!

 Under Chapter 557, Section 2,

TREE TRIMMING; REMOVAL

It is stated that owners of trees, shrubs, and plants shall trim such as which overhang or extend over any part of a public sidewalk or street so as to maintain a clearance of eight (8) feet between the street or sidewalk level and the lowermost branches of such. You must provide a clear and unobstructed view of traffic from all directions at any street intersection. It is also stated that you must trim or remove EVERY dead, decayed, or broken tree, shrub, or plant, so that it shall not fall onto a public street or sidewalk.

 Under Chapter 557, Section 6,

PROCEDURE WHEN OWNER FAILS TO COMPLY

Failure to comply will result in the cutting and removal being performed by the Village. Fees will be assessed to the owner at $150 per lot with a minimum charge of $250, plus a 20% administrative fee. In the event the Village is required to employ outside services for the work, the fee will be the actual cost of such contract, plus a 20% administrative fee. 

Geneva Township Park

For park information, including pavilion reservations, please visit their new website at  

http://www.genevatownshippark.org/

02/09/16 ***Residential Recycling Has Moved***

Residential ONLY, comingled recycling has MOVED and is now OPEN at our Golf Course parking lot which is located behind Village Hall at 4929 South Warner Drive. This relocation is a result of the upcoming construction of our new Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility.

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Residential ONLY, comingled recycling is now OPEN at our Wastewater Treatment Plant which is located at 4843 North Broadway Avenue/Lewis Lane (RT 534). Recycling days and hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The accepted recyclables at this facility are metal cans, plastic beverage containers, and glass bottles and jars (clear, green, & brown).

Please remember to keep this area clean. No items are to be dropped off outside of the container.

Sticks, leaves, grass clippings, and garden debris may continue to be dropped off at Saybrook Soil and Compost, located at 8050 Depot Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Please visit our Public Service page for additional information or call their office at (440) 862-2480 with any questions.

Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake Compost Program

Need to get rid of your sticks, leaves, grass clippings and garden debris?

Keep your yard and the Village clean by composting your sticks, leaves, and garden waste. Village Residents (must show proof – e.g., utility bill) may drop off these items at no charge to: Saybrook Soil & Compost located at 8050 Depot Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

They can also be reached by phone at (440) 862-2480.

Type 1 Material – Leaves, Grass, Clippings and Garden Debris. They may be accepted in biodegradable yard bags or loose. No plastic bags will be accepted.

Type 2 Material – Sticks, Tree Branches, Shrubs and Plants. Please do not comingle Type 1 and Type 2 materials.

Drop off Times

Summer (April – November) Wednesday – Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Winter (December – March) Wednesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

Winter Weekend Hours and other hours are available by appointment.

logo2The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake
4929 South Warner Drive, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44041
Phone:  (440) 466-8197  Fax:  (440) 466-8911

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