Frankfort Plant Board moves to replace 130-year-old water reservoir

After considering input from engineering consultants, FPB staff and local residents, the Frankfort Plant Board voted Tuesday night to replace the 130-year-old water tanks at the reservoir site in Tanglewood. The current tanks have reached the end of their service life and in recent years have shown signs of seepage and slippage.

The board considered alternative locations for the reservoir replacement and found that because the existing infrastructure is already in place, the current site proved to be the best and most affordable option for existing and future storage.

“We have a responsibility to all of our ratepayers to ensure fiscal responsibility,” said Chairman Ralph Ludwig. “It was clear that this was the most cost-effective solution which provides the most operational flexibility in the future."

The board heeded comments from residents and rejected a recommendation to move forward with a more economical domed-roof design until more information is provided. The board requested consultation with a tank manufacturer to consider the extra construction and ongoing maintenance costs that would be required for a flat roof. A presentation will be scheduled for the April meeting.

“The board is making every effort to ensure that this is a thoughtful process,” said Ludwig. “It is our goal to keep costs to a minimum for our customers while continuing to provide quality services to this community.”

 

Is Channel 4 Missing On Your Cable Ready Television?

Now that FPB Marketplace has launched on FPB Cable channel 4, some viewers with cable ready televisions may find that channel 4 does not show up in their listings. If you find this issue applies to you, a re-scan of your cable ready television will be necessary. Please consult your television manufacturer's manual for the correct re-scan procedure. Once the re-scan is complete, channel 4 should then be available in your channel list.

As first reported March 1, FPB's Real Estate Classified (channel 26) and Photo Classified (channel 27) have merged and become FPB Marketplace. Now you can find real estate listings and all other for sale items in one place on FPB Cable channel 4. In cooperation with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Most Wanted listing is also available on channel 4.

As part of this move, channel 26 is now Charge TV, and soon, channel 27 will be TBD TV. These two channels are broadcast sub-channels from WDKY-TV in Lexington which FPB was required to launch per the terms of the retransmission agreement executed with Sinclair Broadcasting in 2015.

FPB Marketplace Launches On Channel 4

FPB's Real Estate Classified (channel 26) and Photo Classified (channel 27) have merged and become FPB Marketplace. Now you can find real estate listings and all other for sale items in one place on FPB Cable channel 4. In cooperation with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Most Wanted listing is also available on channel 4.

As part of this move, channel 26 is now Charge TV, and soon, channel 27 will be TBD TV. These two channels are broadcast sub-channels from WDKY-TV in Lexington which FPB was required to launch per the terms of the retransmission agreement executed with Sinclair Broadcasting in 2015.

Scheduled Electric Outage - 1:30 PM - 3/1/17

Due to storm damage last night and early this morning, the FPB Electric Department will conduct a scheduled outage to make some temporary repairs related to the storms. The outage will start at 1:30 p.m. today and last no longer than two hours. The following streets will be affected by this outage: Leawood, Inwood, Edgemount, Thistle Wood, Belvoir, Cross Hill, and Brookheaven. Thank you for your patience as crews make these needed repairs.

Boil Water Advisory Canceled - 2/14/17

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board is notifying you that the Division of Water of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has now canceled the Boil Water Advisory.

This Advisory was issued 2/13/17 due to the loss of pressure in the water main caused by a contractor damaging the water main.

The streets affected were:

  • Beaumont Ave

If you should have any questions or problems with normal service or water quality please call 352-4372.

Boil Water Advisory Issued - 2/13/17

The Water Department of the Frankfort Plant Board advises to boil the water before drinking or using it for cooking. The advisory is in effect for the following area:

  •  Beaumont Ave

A vigorous boil for at least two minutes is recommended. This Boil Water Advisory is a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure in the water main caused by a contractor damaging the water main.

This Advisory will remain in effect until lab analysis of water samples taken confirms that the potable water supply in the effected area is safe to drink. You will receive a notice when this advisory is lifted.

If you have any questions concerning the Boil Water Advisory please call 352-4372.

FPB Document Catalog

One of the newest and most recommended features of the Frankfort Plant Board website, fpb.cc, is the FPB Document Catalog. This feature was added in December 2016 and contains some of the most important documents related to the company and is updated regularly.

The FPB Document Store can be reached from the home page menu bar and is labeled “Documents.” Files are indexed by category including: Bids, Electric, Minutes, Operations, Presentations, Public Meetings, and Water. Documents can also be searched for by entering a search term.

Some of the more important documents available for review are the FPB budget, organizational chart, audit report, tariff, public meeting agendas, and FPB Board minutes. Recent presentations made to the community, city and county officials regarding Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA) and the Reservoir are also included.

FPB is making every effort to ensure its customers have the tools and resources necessary to be well informed and prepared for handling their utility needs. If a document is not listed, and you think should be included in the catalog, there is a “Document Message Form” button on the page which will allow you to submit your request for consideration.

New Career Opportunity

FPB has a new career opportunity available.  FPB is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Cable Apprentice Installer

The successful candidate will assist in the installation, removal, and maintenance of wiring and equipment for the delivery of cable/telecommunications services.

Scheduled Cable/Telecom Outage

A scheduled Cable/Telecom outage will occur on Friday, February 3, from 4:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. as crews transfer cables to a new utility pole. This work will result in the outage of all Cable/Telecom services during the maintenance window. Areas affected are:

  • 2405 U.S. 127 South
  • 2556–2800 old US 127 South
  • All of Jones Ln.
  • Hahn Dr.
  • Anderson Dr.
  • 1920–2020 SR 420 (Old Lawrenceburg Rd.)
  • Cedar Creek Dr.
  • Stoney Creek Dr.
  • Cedarbrook Ct.
  • Glennbrook Ct.
  • Shallowbrook Ct.