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Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - February 21, 2020

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 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

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

The power of oxygen - Being prepared for outages and other emergencies

If you or someone you know uses supplemental oxygen for a health condition, it is important to be prepared in case of an outage or other emergency. It is common to have an oxygen concentrator in the home to eliminate the need for bulky and inconvenient oxygen tanks. A noticeable downside, however, is the need for electrical power. This dependence could turn a routine power issue into a life-threatening situation. It is important to know your condition and be prepared.

CO-OP CONNECTIONS CORNER - APRIL 2020

Clay Electric Co-operative is proud

From the Manager - April 2020

April 13 is Lineworker Appreciation Day. Clay Electric Co-operative is blessed to have some of the most exceptional men working for us that I've had the privilege of knowing. I worked hand in hand with our crews in my career and know firsthand just how much our linemen believe in the cooperative model.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - January 27, 2020

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 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020.

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

What is right-of-way and why is it necessary?

A right-of-way, when it comes to utilities, is an agreement that allows a utility to use or access a piece of property according to the terms of the easement.

Easements are areas designated for overhead and underground utility access and are usually defined when a lot or neighborhood is first platted. Easements are implemented because it is more efficient and less expensive to run utility lines straight through neighborhoods than it is to run them around parcels of land.

Counting our community – What you need to know about the 2020 census

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count – or census – of America’s population. The U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the decennial census. The Census Bureau collects data on the peoples, places and economies of the communities within the U.S. This data is held in confidentiality and is used in figuring the allocation of more than $675 billion of federal funding to states and communities.

Co-op Connections Corner - March 2020

Grounded Coffee Shop is a family owned bistro and coffee shop. They have a variety of sandwiches, salads, wraps and soup. They provide a large variety of specialty coffees including lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, mochas and more. You can also set up a time to use the location for events, birthdays, meetings and more. They are located at 110 E North Ave in Flora.

From the Manager - March 2020

2020 is a census year. It’s important for our members to participate in the 2020 census later this month. Illinois receives more than $34 billion per year in federal funding through 55 federal spending programs. For Clay County to get its fair share, we need to step up and be counted.

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