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Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - July 22, 2019

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Co-operative Headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Trustees present were: Frank Czyzewski, Kevin Logan, Bill Croy, Bob Pierson, Richard Rudolphi, Neil Gould, Danny Schnepper, and Frank Herman. Greg Smith was absent. Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO, Tyra Cycholl, Attorney for the Board, and Sydney Rudolphi, Shelby Cailteux, and Malorie Craig. The meeting was opened by Richard Rudolphi, who presided and Bob Pierson, Secretary, acted as secretary thereof.

The invocation was given by Frank Czyzewski, 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]:

HEARD, from Sydney Rudolphi, Shelby Cailteux, and Malorie Craig about the Youth to Washington trip. The youth thanked the Board for the experience. Thereafter, Sydney Rudolphi, Shelby Cailteux and Malorie Craig left the meeting.

APPROVED, the Suggested Agenda.

APPROVED, the Consent Agenda including the following:

  • APPROVED, the prior meeting minutes;
  • (a) to admit to membership those 13 applicants connected for service since the last such review by the board, and (b) cancel those 13 former members shown on the Manager’s Report since the last such review by the Board, said members no longer taking service;
  • APPROVED, the Balance Sheet;
  • APPROVED, the Work Orders;
  • APPROVED, the Disbursements;
  • APPROVED, the Credit Card Statements;
  • REVIEWED, the Attorney Retainer;
  • REVIEWED, the Federated member update;
  • REVIEWED, the Account Summary Report;
  • REVIEWED, the CFC Report from the Board;
  • APPROVED, the Insurance Certificate of Windstream;
  • REVIEWED, the NCSC Report from the Board;
  • REVIEWED, the CRC Report from the Board.

APPROVED, the deceased estates.

APPOINTED, Kevin Logan as the CFC Delegate for District 5 meeting and Bob Pierson as the alternate.

DISCUSSED, Solar Policies 600-2 and 600-3.

  • APPROVED, researching a change in Policies to adopt the avoided cost model for all renewable energy.

REVIEWED, the NRECA Region 5 and 6 meeting to be held in Milwaukee.

REVIEWED, the KRTA Report for 2018, 2017 and 2016.

HEARD, a report from Frank Herman and Luke Johnson regarding the SIPC Meeting.

HEARD, a report by Kevin Logan regarding AIEC Financials as there was no meeting.

REVIEWED, the Board Training 918.1.

WERE INFORMED, of the AIEC Annual Meeting July 31, August 1 and 2.

REVIEWED the AIEC Annual Meeting agenda.

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

  • June 2019 Form 7;
  • June 2019 Balance Sheet;
  • June 2019 Cash Flow;
  • SIPC Power Delivered in June 2019 dated July 8, 2019;
  • June 2019 Power Factor;
  • June Power Cost Adder;
  • June Line Loss;
  • Monthly Reconciliation.

HEARD, a Safety Report for the month of July.

REVIEWED, the Monday morning safety meeting sheet dated July 12, 2019.

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

  • June Operations Report;
  • Ameren Clearance Issues;
  • Ameren Agreement;
  • Communications Report;
  • Upcoming meetings

REVIEWED, the June Operations Report.

DISCUSSED, Ameren Clearance Issues and Ameren Agreement regarding the same.

REVIEWED, the Communications Report.

WERE REMINDED, of upcoming meetings on August 26, 2019, September 23, 2019 and October 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Clay Board Room and the 75th Annual Meeting August 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. for registration and the business meeting at 6:30 p.m.

There being no further business to come before the Board, said meeting was declared adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

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