Due to the Altavia Avenue street improvements, many residents lost their trees. The city, with the coordination of the city's Tree Board, would like to help replace the lost trees. Applications will be delivered to the residents of Altavia with a list of trees to choose from. You may also view the application here.
OLD STATE ROAD SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION FINISHED – PLEASE RESUME NORMAL STREET PARKING
Len Riegler Blacktop Co. has completed construction of the new sidewalk on Old State Road and has restored the disturbed soil and planted grass seed in the affected yards.
Please resume parking on the normal (odd-numbered) side of the street.
There is one segment of sidewalk at the corner of Old State Road and Aberdeen Road that is not yet finished; it will be completed once the utility pole is relocated by Duke Energy. Duke Energy has been busy responding to damage from this season’s hurricanes.
For those residents who have had new grass seed planted: water the area frequently for best results. The Scotts Company recommends watering once or twice daily, keeping the top 1 inch of soil moist, until the new grass has been mowed 1-2 times.
Len Riegler Blacktop Co. will check up on the project in the spring and correct any issues that may arise.
If you have any questions, please contact Dan VonHandorf, Director of Public Works, at 859-486-9541. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy the new sidewalk!
The Audubon Storm Sewer Project is now underway. All equipment and material located on the Berling/Audubon Forest property is being used for the sewer project and not for the Berling/Audubon Forest development. Please call Mr. VonHandorf at 859-486-9541 with any questions.
Mr. Berling is working with SD1 to get the dry detention pond finished per SD1's approval and placement. The changes to the pond will be submitted to the city engineer, Jay Bayer, and the Mayor. Council can approve the changes made and have SD1 take over the portions of the detention pond that the city does not wish to care for. After the changes are approved, work on the detention pond will begin. No date to begin the work has been scheduled.
Smart Meters coming to Northern Kentucky
In September, Duke Energy will start installing digital smart meters across our Northern Kentucky region. Here are details about what this may mean to you.
· Remote meter reading: After installation, we will no longer have to access inside a homeowner’s property for our monthly meter reads.
· Faster moves: With smart meters, you may not have to wait for a Duke Energy representative to come to you to connect or disconnect your energy service – because requests can be performed remotely.
· Choose your due date: Expanded billing options will be available including the ability for you to pick your own due date.
· Energy info at your fingertips: You will have greater control of your energy use via online access to you daily usage data. You can also get enhanced alerts that notify you when your monthly energy usage may be higher than average.
· Quicker responses to power outages: Since smart meters are capable of two-way communication, we will know more about an outage when you notify us, and this speed up power restorations.
What to look for:
· Work is underway to change out the meters of customers who only receive natural gas service from Duke Energy. This will continue through Sept. 2018.
· For electric-only customers and customers who receive both electricity and natural gas from Duke Energy, here’s the installation schedule:
o Kenton County – Sept. 2017-March 2018
o Boone County – Feb. 2018-June 2018
o Campbell County – May 2018-Sept. 2018
· Workers from Grid One Solutions will complete the meter installations on behalf of Duke Energy. These workers will have badges specifying that they’re Duke Energy contractors. Also, their trucks will carry signs that read “Contractor for Duke Energy.”
More information about smart meters is available at Duke-Energy.com/smartmeter.
1. Call the Call Center which puts in a request for someone to look at the tree (1-800-544-6900)
2. Once it is assigned, a crew member would come out to the location and determine whether Duke Energy contractors would take care of the dead tree or if another contractor would need to
3. If we decide to cut down the tree, it is then cut and the wood is stacked in the yard for the customer to take care of the removal
Calling residents, business owners, and friends of Park Hills!
The Historic Preservation Committee seeks old photos of Park Hills sites, homes, residents to include in a book project they're creating. If you have any such photos, please take them to the city building where they can be scanned and promptly returned to you. We need your help to make this happen. Please look in your albums and see if you can be part of this project. Thank you!