Autumn Woods HOA Electrical Transformer Boxesadmin
We have recently been communicating with Duke Energy regarding the condition of the electrical transformer boxes throughout Autumn Woods. Some are in very bad condition and need replacement or at least painting. At least one is rusted so bad a child could put their hand or arm inside the box. Duke will be inspecting the boxes.
Duke did inform us that there are requirements to keep the boxes clear of vegetation that are the homeowner’s responsibility where the box is located. The requirements are, boxes should have 10’ foot clearance in front of the box since the lid opens toward the street and the sides and the back need at least a 3 foot clearance. You can trim back vegetation, but you should NOT dig any place near the box without requesting an underground utility locator done by calling 811. One should not plant bushes around the box. Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.