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Herbicide Treatment Being Conducted

7/9/2019

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) will be utilizing a contractor, Southeast Woodland Services, to perform herbicide treatments of existing power line easements and rights of way. Contract crews will be working in easements out of the Madisonville Substation (lines in parts of Madisonville, south and east of Madisonville and along Hwy. 411 and Hwy. 68), the Friendsville and Maryville portion of the Service area north of Hwy. 321 (lines feeding out of Friendsville toward Maryville and Louisville areas), several areas around the edge of Maryville off Hwy. 129 (areas around Six Mile Road, Wellsville, Chilhowee, and parts of South Maryville around Hwy. 411), some areas in and around Vonore (and lines feeding to Sunnyside, Glenlock, and Oak Grove Communities), and a portion of the Lenoir City Service area (feeding parts of Lenoir City off of Hwy. 321 and Hwy. 95 areas) in August and through some of September. The Cooperative is required to maintain the vegetation around its infrastructure in accordance with state and national guidelines and herbicides help us to keep the easements clear of woody vegetation prone to grow underneath and around the power lines.

The contractors will be utilizing vehicles marked with “Contractor for FLEC” while conducting the work. At no time should any of these contract employees ask to come into your home. As always, please notify FLEC of any concerns you may have in regard to persons acting on your Cooperative’s behalf. The Cooperative holds the trust you have of our efforts to a high standard and do not wish to ever violate the high ethical standards we have maintained for 79 years.

Any questions can be addressed by calling FLEC’s offices at 1-877-353-2674, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; please dial ext. 161 and leave a message for John Latham. FLEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer and always strives to be proactive in management actions that promote safe, reliable electric services to those we serve at reasonable costs!

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