When you open an atypically high utility bill, plenty of questions run through your head … along with that DUN-DUN-DUNNNNN music.
As you read this, crews are preparing the infrastructure that will deliver high speed broadband internet along with television and telephone service to Tipmont’s membership. I’ve received emails and calls from many of you, and I’m humbled by your excitement.
For our 2018 Community Day, Tipmont donated and planted 51 trees in Lafayette on Erie Avenue between Greenbush Street and 19th Street. Also participating were crews from Mint City Tree and Tree Lafayette volunteers.
The trees planted include:
- White Oak
- Autumn Gold Ginkgo
- Nuttall Oak
- Scarlet Oak
- Palisade Hornbeam
- Endowment Sugar Maple
- Sargent Cherry
- Bosque Elm
- Exclamation London Planetree
- Wildfire Blackgum
- Espresso Ky. Coffeetree
- Musashino Zelkova
- Ivory Silk Tree Lilac
Everybody’s got their favorite weather app. Some even toss colorful words into the forecast that may miraculously match up to your feelings about this year’s meteorological maelstrom.
Tipmont REMC Member Meetings
Join Tipmont REMC on May 29 at North Montgomery High School and May 30 at Wea Ridge Middle School in Lafayette.
In last month’s article, I shared that Tipmont is bringing fiber broadband internet to our members. Feedback from our members has made it clear that their quality of life was threatened due to the lack of a high speed broadband internet service. As a member-owned and member-driven organization, Tipmont is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges.
Sure, Sunday alcohol in Indiana is no longer a plan-ahead situation. But cheers to the craft brewers who helped us kick off the week with a growler well before this year.
Tipmont is bringing broadband internet to our members!
Each year in March, I write a summary of the previous year’s electric reliability report. It’s fascinating to write each year because of the variety in Mother Nature’s behavior, which is a major determinant of outages. 2015 was a very weather-neutral year, which resulted in one of the lowest numbers of total member minutes out in Tipmont’s history. We weren’t so lucky in 2016, as two summer storms caused member minutes out to spike by 33 percent. In 2017, the total number of member minutes out was down about 16 percent from 2016.
In Japanese mythology, the yatagarasu is a three-legged crow whose arrival guided emperors toward periods of positivity and promise after hardship and strife.