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From the Manager - June 2022

As we come into summer, we want our members to remember to be safe while outside enjoying the weather and summer activities. Be mindful of overhead power lines when working around the house or hosting gatherings with family and friends. Pools are great fun, but water and electricity don’t mix. Keep electrical devices away from pools where they could be splashed or fall in.

Our crews are also working outside this summer, so remember to slow down in work zones. We are employing contractors for the first time this summer since the 80s. While our construction crew is working on maintaining the system’s day to day maintenance needs, our contractors are replacing a core three-phase line with new poles and larger wire to better serve future load needs and increase reliability. We appreciate the hard work our employees and contractors are doing and ask that our members be understanding of any inconveniences during the work.

Clay Electric Co-operative is a proud member of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. We are also very proud to congratulate Kaylee Scarbrough on receiving one of this year’s Thomas H. Moore Memorial Scholarships. Each year, the AIEC awards 14 $2,000 scholarships to the sons or daughters of co-op members. Kaylee competed against 222 other students from across the state to receive the award, and we are very proud of her.

Don’t forget to be on the lookout for your member number in the center section of this magazine. There are three member numbers hidden in Clay Electric News. If you find your number and give us a call, you win $5 off your next bill!