2019 Hightlights & Happenings
2019 Highlights and Happenings at The Frontier Power Company
• Scholarship winners were: 1st Places – Josie Fornara, River View High School and Ethan Guilliams, River View High School. 2nd Places – Magdalene Miller, Indian Valley High School and Trey Davis, River View High School.
• Youth Tour to Washington, DC winners were Lindsey Ashcraft and Reas Pepper, both of River View High School.
• Hosted the 18th Annual Customer Appreciation Day on May 3rd with over 900 people in attendance.
• Sponsored the 38th Annual Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival held in June with employees serving on the Balloon Committee, working the T-Shirt booth, working on balloon crews and delivering propane.
• Helped River View Jr. High celebrate the last day of school by providing a cook out for students and staff, who were served by Steve Nelson, Kelly Kendall, Melvin McVay and Tim Keirns.
• Bryar Cox, graduate of River View High School, once again helped our right-of-way department by working with the spray crews as summer help. Bryar is a Mechanical Engineering student at Zane State. Logan Desender and Austin Klein were also hired as summer help in the right-of-way department.
• Hired new employee Taylor McCullough as a billing representative. Summer employees Logan Desender and Austin Klein where hired from summer help to full-time in the right-of-way department.
• About 900 members and guests attended the Annual Meeting held on July 26th at River View High School.
• Prior to the meeting, the election for two trustees’ positions was conducted by mail and tallied. Retaining her seat was Ann Gano representing District B-II, Tuscarawas County, and newly elected Tim Dickerson will represent District D, Coshocton County.
• Steven Finton was re-elected to the Frontier Propane board representing District A and David P. Mizer was re-elected to the Frontier Propane board representing District B.
• Steven K. Nelson, General Manager, was re-elected as chairman of Buckeye Power, Inc. Board of Trustees for his 24th term.
• Sent a crew to help neighboring Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative in February after a winter storm produced damage across their service area.
• Purchased several animals at the Tuscarawas and Coshocton county fairs supporting our local youth completing FFA and 4-H projects.
• Kelly Kendall volunteered at the annual Coshocton Jr. Fair Auction.
• Returned approximately $50,100 in credits on December electric bills for members who have a water heater control switch to help beat the peak.
• Returned approximately $3,100 in credits on June, July, August and September electric bills for members who participate in the “Cool Returns” program.
• Issued grants with funds generated from the “Frontier Power Community Connections Fund” helping organizations totaling $41,100.
• Set up a display and participated in Open House at the Coshocton County Career Center in February and also set up displays at the Tuscarawas and Coshocton County Fairs in the fall.
• Returned approximately $400,000 in general retirement capital credits to current and former members and $264,267 was paid to estates.
• Service progress included 81 new connections, 41 individual upgrades, 80 pole changes and 13 new security lights installed.
• Replaced and rebuilt approximately 20.6 miles of line.
Frontier Power continues to bring new technology and equipment into our system to better serve our members and prevent outages. New and innovative procedures are being implemented to offer customers more knowledge about their accounts and ease of processing payments. We strive to provide good communication to keep members informed of programs offered and what is going on at the cooperative. Frontier Power remains active in our communities through programs such as Frontier Power Community Connection Fund and offering scholarships and youth tour to Washington DC to children of members. Together with Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and Touchstone Energy we look forward to 2020 and the progress we can make to better serve our members