Powell Valley Electric Cooperative (PVEC) “Opt Out” Program
You may have recently received in the mail a notice on the Powell Valley Electric “Opt Out” program. Essentially the notice was an attempt to notify everyone that may be affected by the right-of-way maintenance program. PVEC has and will be using USDA and EPA approved herbicides. Two years ago, PVEC offered everyone the ability to opt out of this program which meant you had to maintain the power line right-of-way to PVEC specifications on your property. If you did that, signs were provided to prevent spraying from being applied to that area and you probably paid $15 for the signs. What may have not been too clear is that this is only valid for 2 years.
Thus, the notification you recently received is for the renewal. It is free but the area must be inspected by PVEC and you will get a signed document, that you also sign, and you are then good for another 2 years.
To make this arrangement, call Travis Tolliver at PVEC and he will schedule a visit. He may be contacted at 423-626-0722.
We are aware that some of our homeowners felt they had already “opted out” and discarded the notification.
A copy of the Opt Out Policy can be found by clicking on the words "Neighborhood Documents" on the NSPOA website and scroll down the documents or you can click on the following link PVEC Opt Out Policy.pdf