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Beechwood Road Now Open

Beechwood Road is now open.

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LEGAL NOTICE JJE SID Board Meeting 11.08.2018

Notice is hereby given that Pursuant to 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, The Jungle Jims Economic Development Special Improvement District (Union Township) Board will meet on Thursday November 8...

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LEGAL NOTICE Terrace Ridge SID Board Meeting …

  Notice is hereby given that Pursuant to 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, The Terrace Ridge Special Improvement District (Union Township) Board will meet on Thursday November 8, 2018 at...

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Trustee Meeting Schedule Update

The following Board of Trustees meetings have been cancelled: November 22, 2018 – Meeting Cancelled December 27, 2018 – Meeting Cancelled All other meetings will be held at their normal dates and times.  

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Halloween

Halloween in Union Township will be Wednesday October 31, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please follow all safety rules for your children’s healthy and happy celebration.

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2018 Union Township Opt Out Letter Natural Ga…

Click here for a copy of 2018 Natural Gas Aggregation Program Opt Out Letter

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MILLER PLACE DEVELOPMENT HEARING Video

MILLER PLACE DEVELOPMENT HEARING  Video From Tuesday July 24th, 2018      

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FIRE STATION 49 DEDICATED

Union Township Fire Station 49 was rededicated July 9 after a renovation that will result in shorter responses, said Chief Stan Deimling. The renovation was originally begun to heighten the...

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FIRE DEPARTMENT AND CLERMONT COUNTY FIRE INVE…

When Union Township Fire Department Lieutenant Robert Cabral attended the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Annual Training Conference in Texas in late May, he was there to accept the...

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SCAM ALERT!

NOTICE: SCAM ALERT!


Energy Alliances, Inc., your aggregation partner, wanted to alert you to the fact that a higher than expected number of aggregation participants have left your program in the last few weeks. This can be due in part to people moving in and out of the area, but primarily we are seeing drops due to:


• Door-to-door solicitations

• Telephone solicitations

• Solicitors aggressively marketing inside of retailers such as Menards, Sam’s Club, etc.

 

The sales tactics for the above solicitations are aggressive, sometimes misleading and many times in violation of the Public Utility Commission’s rules for marketing. Additionally, terms and conditions often include low introductory prices and purposely hide, in fine print, the often exorbitant price after the relatively short (1 to 3 month) introductory term. These offers may also include hefty early termination fees and/or other terms which may be objectionable to the customer (such as automatic roll-over provisions). Many times, door-to-door solicitors ask to see a resident’s Duke bill on the pretext of confirming their current rate, then obtain pertinent information from the bill and switch the account without the resident’s consent or knowledge. Residents should be cautioned to never let anyone trying to sell them something see a copy of their bill.


Residents should be aware that PUCO regulations require sales agents to immediately identify themselves and their company and explain why they are speaking with them. Solicitors must wear an identification badge displaying their photo and full name and the name, logo, and phone number of the company they are representing.
Residents who feel they were pressured into switching have rights: they can immediately call Duke Energy to rescind their enrollment or wait for the Duke Energy letter acknowledging the switch, then call the number provided to rescind the switch during the allotted rescission period.


If a resident feels they were inappropriately switched, they can call the PUCO at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and lodge a complaint. Residents should always write down the company, the name of the person they spoke with and any other pertinent information (such as promises made, prices and terms offered, etc.). They can also use their cell phone to take a photo of the solicitor’s badge and get a supervisor’s phone number for their records.


Community aggregation programs continue to be one of the best ways for residents to get a reliable energy supply at a reasonable price from a trustworthy company that community leaders have vetted and chosen.