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BVTC To Trim Trees In Waterville And Marysville

Home, Kan. — March 28, 2018 – Blue Valley Tele-Communications announced plans to begin trimming trees near the areal coaxial lines the first week of April. Plans are to prune overhanging branches to allow approximately three to five feet of clearance to help limit weather-related interruptions and outages. The work will begin in Waterville first and then Marysville, starting on the north side of town moving south.

“We trim trees along our coaxial lines on a four to five year cycle,” said Jon Novak, project manager. “This preventative maintenance eliminates branches from rubbing against the lines and also discourages squirrels from chewing through the cables.”

BVTC has contracted Asplundh Tree Expert Company to do the work. Crews will follow all standards necessary to preserve the health and appearance of the trees. “Trees will be trimmed in accordance to the franchise and easement agreements we have with the impacted cities,” said Novak.

Customers with questions or concerns can find more information at www.bluevalley.net or by calling Jon Novak at 877-876-1228.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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