DECLARATIONS of Independence, Fall/Winter 2017 3 5409 Madison Pike • Independence, KY 41051 (859) 356-5302 • Mayor Chris Reinersman – [email protected] City Council Bill Aseere – [email protected] John Deaton – [email protected] Amy Engelman – [email protected] Carol Franzen – [email protected] Patricia Taney – [email protected] Greg Waite – [email protected] City Administrator Chris Moriconi – [email protected] City Clerk Gina Gabbard – [email protected] Independence Police Department Chief Tony Lucas – (859) 356-2697 PublicWorks Director’s Office – (859) 363-2949 Parks and Recreation Facilitator Nita Brake – (859) 363-2934 Building Department Building Inspector Mike Carpenter – (859) 363-2947 Zoning Department Zoning Administrator Megan Bessey – (859) 363-2948 The City of Independence Capt. Scott Paul 20 years of service on Nov. 24, 2017 CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER! Thank you for your service to the city! Dep. Clerk CherylVornberger 20 years of service on Jan. 5, 2018 In Brief... When snow starts to fly this winter, please keep vehicles off city streets so crews can get roadways cleared properly. Basketball goals, trash receptacles and other items may not be left out on city streets. If you see potholes, please call Public Works at (859) 363-2949. Crews will respond as quickly as possible. NEW DUKE ENERGY SMART METERS PUBLIC WORKS REMINDERS JOIN THE ISC If you’re a Kenton County resident age 50 or older who is looking to get out of the house, have fun and meet new friends, then the Independence Senior Center is for you! Call Director Lisa Rymarquis at (859) 356-6264 and check out the ISC Facebook page to get the scoop on all the Center has to offer, like Wii bowling tournaments, fitness classes, bingo, holiday parties, day trips and more!! Duke Energy began installing new digital smart meters this September in Independence.The smart meters allow residents to access more information about energy usage online, view energy usage in real time, and reduce the need for estimated billing.The elimination of manual meter reads also reduces the risk of human error. Duke Energy employees and contractors will carry a picture ID card. If the technician is unable to perform the installation at your home or business, he/she will leave a note indicating an appointment is needed. For more information, visit SmartGrid.To opt out, call (877) 675-1656. If opting out, a one-time $100 fee will be charged, plus a $25 monthly fee to cover the manual meter read cost.