Skip to main navigation.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - September 27, 2021

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, September 27, 2021

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

The invocation was given by Kevin Logan 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, as amended.

APPROVED, (a) to admit to membership those 10 applicants connected for service since the last such review by the board, and (b) cancel those 10 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:

  • REVIEWED, the Work Orders;
  • REVIEWED, the Disbursements;
  • REVIEWED, the Credit Card Statements;
  • REVIEWED, the Attorney Retainer;
  • REVIEWED, the Account Summary Report;
  • REVIEWED, the Federated Report from the Board ;
  • REVIEWED, the NRECA Board Update;
  • REVIEWED, the CRC Board Update.

APPROVED, the Form 990 as amended with Director titles updated.

APPROVED, the Deceased Estate Capital Credits

OPENED, the sealed bids for the chipper, three bids having been received.

APPROVED, bid #3.

APPROVED, the SCADA Equipment upgrade.

HEARD, a report by Frank Herman regarding the SIPC Financials and Prairie State update.

HEARD, a report by Kevin Logan regarding the AIEC.

HEARD, a report regarding the Regional Meeting.

WERE UPDATED, on Board Training events at AIEC.

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

  • Monthly Reconciliation;
  • SIPC Power Delivered in August 2021;
  • August 2021 Cash Flow;
  • Line Loss;
  • August 2021 Form 7;
  • August 2021 Balance Sheet;
  • Capital Credit check from United Utility;
  • Capital Credit check from CRC;
  • Capital Credit check from CFC.

APPOINTED, Josh Schnepper to the Equipment Committee and Evan Smith to the Building Committee.

REVIEWED the Safety Committee Report.

REVIEWED, the Monday morning Safety meeting held Aug. 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 5 p.m. and Dec. 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. in the Clay Board Room.

There being no further business to come before the Board, said meeting was declared adjourned at 8:25 p.m.