Goodhue County Coop News
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The Goodhue County Cooperative Electric office will be closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19 protocol. Members are encouraged to call 800-927-6864 if they would like to talk with someone regarding electric service as employees are working and crews will continue to respond to outage calls 24/7.
Members who normally come into the office to make a payment can drop off payments in the drop box at the office. We have also added a drop box in the entry way.
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Proposed Bylaw change(s) for 2020
The board of directors has elected to present the following bylaw change at our Annual Meeting in March: Strike the sentence from Article III, Section 3.02-E-1 as shown below and allow a director representing a non-natural person (business, farm, LLC, etc.) to live outside the district in which the entity they represent is permanently located.
SECTION 3.02 Director Qualifications. Any Director or Director
candidate must comply with the following Director qualifications:
A. Be a natural person.
B. Have a capacity to enter legally binding contracts.
C. While a Director, and during the five (5) years immediately prior
to becoming a Director, not be nor have been convicted or pled
guilty to a felony.
D. During the three (3) years immediately prior to becoming a
Director shall not have been an employee or agent of the
E. While a Director, and during the one (1) year immediately prior
to becoming a Director, a Director or Director candidate must be
a Member in good standing and:
1. Permanently reside in the Director district from which
elected or chosen and use, receive, or purchase electric
service at the Director’s primary residence or place of
Be duly authorized by a non-natural person Member that is
permanently located in the Director district from which the
Director is elected or chosen.
The Director or Director No non-natural person Member may
candidate authorized by the non-natural person shall also
reside within the Director district from which the Director
is elected or chosen.
authorize more than one (1) Director or Director candidate
and no more than two (2) Directors who represent non-natural
person Members may serve on the Board at the same
2. Not be a close relative of any existing Director, other
than an existing Director who will cease being a Director
at the time of the next Director election.
3. Not be a close relative of an existing non-director
Cooperative Officer, employee, agent or representative.
4. Not be employed by, materially affiliated with, or have a
material financial interest with any other Director.
5. Not be engaged in, nor employed by, materially affiliated
with, or have a material financial interest in any
individual or entity that directly or substantially
competes with the Cooperative, selling goods or services in
substantial quantity to the Cooperative or Members, or
possessing a substantial conflict of interest with the
Register for Outage Texting!
Visit the Outage Center page (tab at the top) and click on the SIGN UP link to register your account and phone for outage texting! You will be able to enter the word Outage along with a keyword and send it via text to 55050 to report an outage. That's it. No phone call to make, just a simple message and dispatch will be alerted. Make sure you read the instructions (along the left hand side) while you are signing up. You need to register your account number, phone number, and a keyword (such as 'home' or 'farm') in order for the feature to work properly.
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