The Public Service Commission will soon be trimming its right-of-way in order to maintain its power lines within Yazoo City.
Richie Moore, PSC general manager, informed the city council during its recent meeting about the line management in case any citizens complained about PSC trimming trees near their property.
“In the past, the customer complaints of us cutting their trees was a nightmare,” Moore said. “I think those complaints led to a lot of the area growing up, but it is going to cause trouble in the long run. So, we are going to start trimming back.”
Moore said PSC will pay close attention to the Fifteenth Street area near the city fire station.
“That is a double circuit line, and that it has two circuits that feed about 20 percent of the town,” Moore said. “It has grown up so we will definitely be hitting that spot.”
Alderman Ron Johnson asked Moore that PSC crews be mindful when trimming trees near personal property.
“The only reason we cut any trees is to keep our power lines clear,” Moore said.
“My thing is when you whack a tree up and then a storm comes…” Johnson said.
“I remind our citizens that trees are their (responsibility),” replied Mayor Diane Delaware. “I get calls about this a lot.”