What NYSEG said.

On March 13, 2013 the CHTA sponsored a meeting with NYSEG representatives regarding the possibility of bringing Natural Gas to the Town of Plattsburgh residents and in particular, Cumberland Head.  81 people filled to capacity the Cumberland Head Fire Station meeting room at 1:00 PM on a Wednesday afternoon!

Sorry for the blurry image about a half hour into the meeting.  The camcorder is showing it’s age.

NYSEG marketing representative, Marilyn Keis-Hartunian and Field Manager William Horner explained the logistics of getting Natural Gas to our area and what we, as residents, MUST do if we truly want natural gas delivered to our door. They explained the MOST IMPORTANT thing each interested resident must do is REQUEST SERVICE.  This can be done by calling NYSEG at 1-800-572-1111, then at the prompt push #3, and at the next prompt #3 or

go online by clicking on this link: https://ebiz1.nyseg.com/cusweb/NewService.aspx to fill out and submit the Request for Service form.  WITHOUT NOTIFYING NYSEG TO REQUEST SERVICE THERE IS NO HOPE OF EVER GETTING NATURAL GAS.

Once you have notified NYSEG they will send you a packet containing a letter and some forms.  A commitment letter is included.  Mr. Horner explained that you must sign the commitment letter but that you are not really “committed” until NYSEG actually puts the spade in your property to begin digging your line.  So you will have plenty of time to change your mind if you so desire.

In the meantime we need a minimum of 200 residents on Cumberland Head to notify NYSEG in order for them to consider Cumberland Head viable.  If you are remotely interested in natural gas please notify NYSEG without delay.  For residents of the Town of Plattsburgh who do not live on Cumberland Head, NYSEG will be holding public meetings in conjunction with the Town, possibly in April.