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LCEC to participate in Speed Politics

LCEC to participate in Speed Politics

LCEC will join local elected officials and leaders at the 4th Annual Speed Politic event on April 30, 2014 at the Cape Coral Institute of Technology. The event brings the community together to help stay informed. Participants will rotate through classrooms where each official will be available to answer questions and provide information.

LCEC Chief Financial Officer, Denise Vidal will represent LCEC for a Q & A session. LCEC is also a proud sponsor of the event and supportive of the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral’s efforts to promote and serve business and community.

Arbor Day in Cape Coral

LCEC joined Trafalgar Middle School staff, students and city officials to celebrate Arbor Day by planting fruit trees at the school’s student vegetable garden on April 22.

The City of Cape Coral and LCEC donated three fruit trees to the school to mark the City’s 22nd straight year of certification as a Tree City USA community.

Area businesses and civic organizations pitched in to help start the garden last June. Through equipment and monetary donations, the school has accumulated tool and garden infrastructure valued at $25,000.

Students have been able to donate 3,900 pounds of fruits and vegetables to local soup kitchens and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

 LCEC takes great pride in partnering with the community and projects such as this are a win all the way around. LCEC employees attended the event and shared special “Plant the right tree in the right place” bracelets to students also.

LCEC Construction Advisory

North Fort Myers, Fla., April 17, 2014 –

Customers on Sanibel and Captiva,

In an effort to improve reliability on the Island, LCEC must perform maintenance and construction on electric facilities from time to time. This helps to ensure we can provide reliable power to customers year-round. We are rebuilding portions of the lines that serve the island in an effort to reduce power interruptions and strengthen the system.

In response to concerns from customers, LCEC demobilized the project until after the busy season. However, the current phase must be completed so that the electric system is not vulnerable to power interruptions that would impact nearly 3,000 customers on the island. LCEC contract crews are scheduled to begin work again during the first week of May. Crews will work 10 hours a day Monday through Thursday to complete the next phase of the project, which is estimated to be completed by year-end.

This phase of the project will begin on Palm Ridge Road, between Tarpon Bay and Periwinkle.

In order to minimize the impact to visitors and residents, the project was scheduled in phases and is being performed with a traffic management plan. Although this has increased the duration of the project, it does decrease the impact to traffic flow. In most instances throughout the project residents have found the traffic flow to be satisfactory. However, in certain locations such as busy intersections, traffic may be interrupted longer than usual. LCEC would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause residents and visitors.

Progress of the project will be determined by the challenges and severity of storm season. Rebuilding power lines while they are energized, so that customers do not experience an outage, requires a temporary connection of the wires to the pole. It is a sensitive process. Temporary connections are prone to failure during high winds and more susceptible to damage from lightning. In addition, productivity of crews is diminished by the daily afternoon thunderstorms. An active storm season could delay the project further.

LCEC will continue to work hard to provide reliable power to our customers on Sanibel and Captiva and we hope that you understand that at times, it requires maintenance and construction. We are committed to conducting that part of the business with the least amount of impact to customers.

Thank you in advance for your patience and support. If you have questions or concerns, please visit www.lcec.net or call 239-656-2300.

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18th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament

North Fort Myers, Fla., April 10, 2014 – Calling all fishermen to the 18th Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament happening April 26, 2014 at D&D Matlacha Bait and Tackle. Captain’s Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on April 25 at D&D. Cost is $65 per angler before April 23, $75 thereafter. In addition to great fishing and cash prizes, there will be delicious food and a huge raffle! For the first time ever, a separate raffle will be held for 2003 Toyota Tacoma. Truck has 138,000 miles, 4-wheel drive, new gray bed liner, new custom aluminum rims and more! Truck raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and you do not need to be present to win. Visit www.uw.lcec.net/fish.html for information on registration and raffles or contact fish@lcec.net with questions. All proceeds from this tournament benefit the United Way! Special thanks to the premiere sponsor of this year’s tournament: Irby.

Established in 1940, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LCEC) is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Marco Island, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Everglades City, Immokalee, Ave Maria, and parts of Lehigh Acres. LCEC is a major contributor to the local economy as one of the largest employers in Lee County with 400 employees and by its support of many local agencies through charitable giving and volunteerism programs, including the United Way, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement and local school districts. People. Power. Possibilities. Delivering the Power that Energizes our Community. Learn more about LCEC online at www.lcec.net.

 

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