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Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - August 30, 2021

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Trustees present were: Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Richard Rudolphi, Frank Czyzewski, Frank Herman, Josh Schnepper and Evan Smith. Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO and Tyra Cycholl, Attorney for the Board. The meeting was opened by Bob Pierson, who presided and Neil Gould, acted as secretary thereof.

The invocation was given by Evan Smith and was followed by the pledge of allegiance,

The following proceedings were had [all action being first duly moved and seconded and all action taken being upon the unanimous vote of the Board or without dissenting vote of abstention unless otherwise stated]:

APPROVED, the Suggested Agenda.

APPROVED, the Consent Agenda including the following:

  • APPROVED, the prior meeting minutes.
  • APPROVED, (a) to admit to membership those 13 applicants connected for service since the last such review by the board, and (b) cancel those 12 former members shown on the Manager’s Report since the last such review by the Board, said members no longer taking service;

REVIEWED, the Consent Agenda including the following:

  • APPROVED, the Work Orders;
  • APPROVED, the Disbursements;
  • APPROVED, the Credit Card Statements;
  • REVIEWED, the Attorney Retainer;
  • REVIEWED, the Account Summary Report;
  • REVIEWED, the CFC Report from the Board ;
  • REVIEWED, the Federated Report from the Board and the Member Update.

APPROVED, the CFC Quarterly Loan Payment.

REVIEWED, the CFC memorandum regarding District 5 meeting Agenda.

HEARD, a report by Frank Herman regarding the SIPC Meeting.

DISCUSSED, Board size on SIPC and updates to legislation.

HEARD, a report by Kevin Logan regarding the AIEC Board Meeting.

HEARD and APPROVED, a financial report by Luke Johnson as to the following:

  • Monthly Reconciliation;
  • SIPC Power Delivered in July 2021;
  • July2021 Cash Flow;
  • Line Loss;
  • July 2021 Form 7;
  • July 2021 Balance Sheet.

REVIEWED the Safety Committee Report.

REVIEWED, the Monday morning Safety meeting held August 23, 2021.

HEARD and APPROVED, the Manager’s report by Luke Johnson on the following topics.

  • Operations Report;
  • Communications Report;
  • Upcoming meetings.

REVIEWED, the Operations Report.

REVIEWED, the Communications Report.

WERE REMINDED, of upcoming meetings on, Sept. 27, 2021, Oct. 25, 2021 and Nov. 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Clay Board Room.

APPROVED, the Organizational Meeting Minutes from Oct. 26, 2020.

HELD, the Organizational Meeting for 2021.

REVIEWED, thank you cards

There being no further business to come before the Board, said meeting was declared adjourned at 8:35 p.m.