Power workers in air, on ground
Keys Energy Services' helicopter-based repairs of the transmission line (tieline) are scheduled throughout February from Key West to the Seven-Mile Bridge. Also, in Key West, workers are updating the GPS coordinates of all the power poles.
P&G Power contractors are working from helicopters, mainly from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, repairing grounding wires in a project that costs $248,000, Keys Energy says.
In the other project, workers in orange or yellow vests will be seen in Key West using handheld GPS devices. They wear badges identifying them as Keys Energy contractors. The workers may need to enter backyards for access to poles, but not homes or businesses, the utility said.
Healthy Start holds meeting
The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition will hold its quarterly board meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. It's open to the public.
The group promotes the health and well-being of all pregnant women, infants and young children within the Florida Keys through partnerships with both the private and public sector.
Those needing special accommodations, including requesting materials in an accessible format, shoud email email@example.com or call 305-293-8424. Five days' notice required. RSVP to Healthy Start at 305-293-8424.
Bicycle group at 'green drinks'
"Chill Will" Griggs, president of the Key West Bicycle Association (KWBA), will speak at "green drinks" from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Old Town Manor, 511 Eaton St. The "Think While You Drink" event is free and open to the public.
KWBA is a citizen advocacy group that promotes safe cycling. Griggs will discuss cycling skills, future enhancements and the need for tolerance from cyclists and drivers. "Key West is rated one of the most dangerous cities of its size in the state of Florida for pedestrians and bicyclists," he noted. A cash bar with organic wine and craft beers will be offered. Plenty of on-site bicycle parking is available. For more information, call 305-923-1994.