81st Annual Meeting
Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s 81st Annual Meeting of Members
Date: June 25, 2020
Location: The Crossing, Kirksville, MO 63501
Time: Registration - 4:30pm | Meeting - 6:00pm
Nominating Petition Information: Petitions will be available for pick up at the Tri-County office headquarters on Date to be determinted, at 8:00 am. Petitions are due back at the Tri-County office headquarters date to be determined, 4:30 pm. Any questions should be directed to Amy Farris, Manager of Administration and HR.
Districts Up for Election: District 5, Scotland County (one term expiring) and, District 7, Eastern Adair County (one term expiring) and, District 8, Western Adair County (one term expiring). No terms expiring in Schuyler County.
Directors Up for Re-Election: District 5, Scotland County: David Koch of Memphis; District 7, Eastern Adair County: Harley Harrelson of Kirksville; District 8, Westerm Adair County: Mark Van Dolah of Kirksville.
How to Vote:Tri-County Electric Cooperative has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the election. Members can vote three different ways: online, by mail or at the Annual Meeting.
Online: You can vote online two different ways. First option is to follow the instructions on your ballot to the link listed. Secondly, if you have provided the cooperative with an active email account you will have received an email from the sender: firstname.lastname@example.org linking you to the election website. Please check your spam if it does not appear in your inbox.
At the Annual Meeting: Lastly, you can vote at the Annual Meeting. Boxes will be placed around the event for you place your ballot in. Please vote prior to the start of the meeting to ensure your vote is counted.
If you have any questions about our Annual Meeting or about our voting process, please call the cooperative at 660-457-3733. We hope to see you at our 81st Annual Meeting of Members!
BY-LAW PROVISIONS OF ELECTION PROCESS FOR ANNUAL MEETING, ARTICLE IV DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. GENERAL POWERS. The business and affairs of the Cooperative shall be managed by a board of nine directors which shall exercise all of the powers of the Cooperative except such as are by law, the articles of conversion or these bylaws conferred or reserved to the members.
SECTION 2. ELECTION AND TENURE OF OFFICE. At each Annual Meeting there shall be three (3) directors elected. The territory in which the Cooperative supplies electrical energy to its members shall be divided into geographical districts for the purpose of equitably distributing the Cooperative’s directors over the district in which its members reside. The Board shall consist of one board member from each district as follows:
District No. 1. District Number One shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Schuyler in the State of Missouri north of Highway 136.
District No. 2. District Number Two shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Schuyler in the State of Missouri south of Highway 136.
District No. 3. District Number Three shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Scotland in the State of Missouri east of Highway 15.
District No. 4. District Number Four shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Scotland in the State of Missouri west of Highway 15.
District No. 5. District Number Five shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Scotland in the State of Missouri.
District No. 6. District Number Six shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Putnam in the State of Missouri.
District No. 7. District Number Seven shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Adair in the State of Missouri east of Highway 63.
District No. 8. District Number Eight shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Adair in the State of Missouri west of Highway 63.
District No. 9. District Number Nine shall consist of all that part of the Cooperative’s territory lying within the County of Adair in the State of Missouri. Directors shall be elected to serve until the third succeeding annual election of the members thereafter or until their successors shall have been elected and shall have qualified. Directors shall be elected by a plurality of the membership voting by mail, absentee or electronic ballot or in person at a membership meeting.
SECTION 3. QUALIFICATIONS. No person shall be eligible to become or remain a director or to hold any position of trust in the Cooperative who:
a) Is not a member and bona fide resident in the area served or to be served by the Cooperative;
b) Is in any way employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to the Cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical or plumbing appliance, fixtures or supplies to the members of the Cooperative;
c) Is the incumbent or candidate for an elective public office in connection with which a salary or compensation in excess of one hundred dollars per annum is paid;
d) Is currently employed or during the five (5) years prior to becoming a director, have been an employee or a close relative, as defined in Section 7 below, of a full-time Tri-County Electric Cooperative employee or director.
Upon establishment of the fact that a director is holding office in violation of any of the foregoing provisions, the Board of Directors shall remove such director from office.
Nothing contained in this section shall affect in any manner whatsoever the validity of any action taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 4. NOMINATIONS. Any fifteen (15) or more members acting together may make director nominations by petition not more than ninety (90) days and not less than sixty (60) days prior to the meeting and the Secretary shall post such nominations at the principal office of the Cooperative. The Secretary shall be responsible for the mailing with the notice of the meeting or separately, but at least ten days (10) days before the date of the meeting, a statement of the number of directors to be elected and the names and addresses of the candidates. No member shall sign more than one (1) nominating petition for a candidate seeking election from the same district. The names of incumbents shall be listed first on the official ballot. The remaining nominees shall be listed on the official ballot in the order of the receipt of the nominating petition.