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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Tree Trimming/Cutting Notice from AEP Ohio

The City of Athens, Ohio has received a notice from American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio about tree trimming/cutting that will take place in the city starting January 1, 2019 and continue through the first quarter of 2019. The notice reads as follows:

“This letter is to inform you of tree trimming/cutting American Electric Power (AEP) needs to perform in the City of Athens. Tree trimming/cutting is an effort by AEP to eliminate tree contact from Overhead Power lines. Trees selected for work will be identified by the AEP Forestry Department. 2019 work will be on circuits feeding out of our Clark Substation. Which is near the City Street department headquarters on Curran Drive. Our tree trimming maintenance will be focused on four circuits feeding out of Clark Substation. Our proposed work for these circuits will start January 1, 2019 and continue through the first quarter of 2019. 

Weather is the biggest factor in the completion of this work. After the tree trimming/cutting is complete, every three to four years AEP would again perform the same route barring no line relocation has taken place. Contractors of AEP. Asplundh Tree Expert Company started marking trees in December 2018. Asplundh personnel do make attempts to contact property owners in the affected areas. If personal contact is not made. Asplundh will leave a door hanger with contact information if the customer has questions. Also, a telephone message will be made to customers on the circuits affected. l’ve Attached 4 maps that show general line location of the area affected. Listed bellow are general streets and areas we will be working: 


Curran Dr                        

Shafer Street

Second St

First St

W. Carpenter

W. State St.

W. Washington St.

E. State St.

W. Stimson Ave.

Cornwell St.

Elliot St.

Stewart St.

N. McKinley Ave 

S. Shannon Ave 

Cable Ln 

Briarwood Ave 

Madison Ave

Columbia Ave 

Roosevelt Dr 

Franklin Ave 

Forest St 

Grosvenor St 

Kern St

Grant Ave

Pine Pl

Fairview Ave

N Congress St


Respectfully,

Stephen R. Standley

Forester AEP (Ohio)”


Click here to view the AEP Notice and Trimming Map
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