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■ official minutes Choctaw Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees Meeting • February 24, 2015


The Board of Trustees of Choctaw Electric Cooperative, Inc. met in regular session at the CEC headquarters office in Hugo, Oklahoma, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.


CALL TO ORDER


There being a quorum present, Vice- President Danny Antwine called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. Mr. Joe M. Silk delivered the invocation and Mr. Antwine led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Those Trustees present were:


James Woods, District C Danny Antwine, District G Neil Birchfield, District E Mike Brewer, District H Marcia Wright, District I


Guests Andrea Slaton, Joe M. Silk, Norman Ranger, George Burns, Attorney Bob Rabon, CEO Joe Harris, and Executive Assistant Susan Wall.


A motion was made by Mr. Birchfield, seconded by Mr. Woods, and carried unanimously to appoint Andrea Slaton, District D, effective immediately.


A motion was made by Mr. Brewer, seconded by Mr. Birchfield, and carried unanimously to appoint Joe M. Silk, District B, effective immediately.


A motion was made by Ms. Wright, seconded by Mr. Brewer, and carried unanimously to appoint George Burns, District A, effective immediately.


A motion was made by Mr. Brewer, seconded by Mr. Birchfield, and carried unanimously to appoint Norman Ranger, District F, effective immediately.


Mr. Harris welcomed the new board members.


A. Consent Items


The consent items were approved upon a motion made by Ms. Slaton, seconded by Mrs. Wright. Motion carried. Mr. Ranger and Mr. Burns abstained. • Approval of the minutes of the January 27, 2015 regular meeting;


• Acceptance of the new membership list for January 2015;


• Acceptance of check register and ACH for January 2015;


• Estate Capital Credits in the amount of $9,986.03.


B. Financial Report 1. Form 7


A financial report explaining the line items on CFC Form 7 was presented by Power Point.


The financial report was accepted upon a motion made by Mr. Birchfield and seconded by Ms. Slaton. Motion carried. Mr. Ranger and Mr. Burns abstained.


2. WFEC Power Bill The WFEC power bill was explained and discussed.


3. 2015 Budget


The 2015 budget that was approved at the December 2014 was handed out for review and discussion.


C. Department Staff Report Jim Malone, Darrell Ward, Jimmie Kay Ainsworth, Tonia Allred, and Jia Johnson gave reports from each department.


D. Attorney’s Report No report.


E. CEO’s Report 1. Insurance Quotes


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Liability insurance quotes were received from Steve Owens Group and Federated. Steve Owens is the current insurance carrier. After discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Brewer, seconded by Mr. Woods, and carried unanimously to accept the quote from Steve Owens Group for the upcoming year.


2. NRECA Executive Search


Gary Hobson, NRECA, is scheduled to be at CEC for a Special Board Meeting March 03, 2015 for an update on the Executive Search. Mr. Hobson plans to return sometime during the week of March 30 through April 03 for the board to screen applications and possible return the week of April 20-24 to interview applicants.


Safety Report


The January monthly safety statistics were discussed


Storm Shelter Loans


The CEC Storm Shelter Loans were presented for review.


F. WFEC Trustee Report Joe Harris attended the monthly WFEC and board meeting.


G. OAEC Trustee Report


OAEC (No attendance at this meeting.) H. NRECA


NRECA benefit worksheets were handed out for the new board members to complete for enrollment in Director’s AD&D and Business Travel Accident Insurance provided to the board by CEC.


The board agreed by consensus to go into executive session. The board convened in open session upon consensus of the board.


ADJOURN


There being no further business to come before the board the meeting adjourned at 5:10 pm.


Approved by the Board March 24, 2015


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