A short time ago, I sent an email detailing the results of the infrastructure analysis performed by JCP&L. Following subsequent meetings and updates from JCP&L, I have additional information to share.
JCP&L has created 11 new work orders for infrastructure improvements in Marlboro. Three of these orders have been accomplished, and the majority of the remaining orders will be completed throughout the summer.
Over the past few months, we have been advised by residents about a few occasional brief power outages which we in turn immediately reported to JCP&L. JCP&L indicated that they had no record of these outages. JCP&L encourages residents to report all power outages, even those that are brief in nature. Each outage is logged and investigated by JCP&L technicians so that future failures can be avoided.
To facilitate reporting, JCP&L has introduced its “24/7 Power Center”, an online map that delivers fast and accurate outage information to desktop, smart phone and mobile devices. In addition to reporting power outages, you can easily report street light problems and receive alerts when power is restored or the street light is repaired. For convenience, we have placed a link to the JCP&L Power Center on our website www.marlboro-nj.gov or you may visit http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html. Of course, you can always call 888-LIGHTSS (544-4877).
As always, JCP&L reminds us to stand clear of dangerous conditions. If a wire is down, immediately call 888-LIGHTSS or our police department at (732) 536-0100.
For those residents in areas with underground electrical facilities, please be sure to “call before you dig” by dialing 800-272-1000 or visit www.nj1-call.org. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call. This includes installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree or laying a patio. Even a slight nick to an underground electrical lines with an ordinary shovel can lead to a power interruption–one which may occur immediately or surface years in the future.
Thank you to Gerry Ricciardi, JCP&L Area Manager, for coming to our Town Council Meeting to address the Council and residents. Please be assured that I will continue to follow-up with JCP&L on issues affecting the electric service to our residents and provide updates as they are available.
Mayor Jon Hornik