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March 22, 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 1 o’clock p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Trustees present were: Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Bill Croy, Neil Gould, Richard Rudolphi, Frank Czyzewski, Frank Herman and Evan Smith.  Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO, and Tyra Cycholl, attorney for the board. Danny Schnepper was absent. 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.

APPROVED, (a) to admit to membership those 9 applicants connected for service since the last such review by the board, and (b) cancel those 9 former members shown on the Manager’s Report since the last such review by the Board, said members no longer taking service;

APPROVED, the Work Orders;

APPROVED, the Disbursements;

APPROVED, the Credit Card Statements;

REVIEWED, the Attorney Retainer;

REVIEWED, the Account Summary Report;

REVIEWED, the Federated Report from the Board;

REVIEWED, the CRC Report from the Board.

APPROVED, Frank Herman as the Federated Voting alternate. 4712-002

APPROVED, Bob Pierson as the CRC Alternate Delegate.

APPROVED, Policy 100-5 as presented.

REVIEWED, the NRECA Annual Meeting held virtually.

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


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

DISCUSSED, the AIEC Annual Meeting.

WERE REMINDED, the Legislative Conference will be online April 19-23.

AT 1:55 p.m. APPROVED, entering into Executive Session.

AT 2:15 p.m. APPROVED, exiting Executive Session.

ACCEPTED, the resignation of Danny Schnepper as a Director.

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

Monthly Reconciliation;

SIPC Power Delivered in February 2021;

February 2021 Cash Flow;

January-February Line Loss;

February 2021 Form 7;

February 2021 Balance Sheet;

Federated Check;

SEDC Check.

HEARD, a Safety Report for the month.

REVIEWED, the Monday morning Safety meeting held March 15, 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, April 26, 2021, May 24, 2021, June 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Clay Board Room. CFC Financial Planning Meeting on June 22 and 23.

REVIEWED, a thank you card from Tracy and Neil Gould.

There being no further business to come before the board, said meeting was declared adjourned at 2:55 p.m.