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North Central Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting June 11

June 07, 2013

Approximately 1,300 members and guests are expected to attend the 77th annual meeting of North Central Electric Cooperative Tuesday, June 11 at the Seneca County Fairgrounds in Tiffin.

Members will officially elect three members to serve three-year terms on the cooperative’s Board of Trustees. Three Seneca County incumbent trustees are running unopposed in their respective districts.

Rodney Snavely of Adams Township has representing the cooperative’s District 4, which includes Adams, Bloom and Scipio townships in Seneca County and Green Creek Township in Sandusky County. Snavely, 44, has been on the board since 2001, and is completing his first year as the cooperative’s treasurer.

Eileen Gabel of Liberty Township has been a North Central board member since 1998 and has served as the cooperative’s Secretary since 2006. As the District 6 trustee, Gabel, 71, serves Hopewell Liberty and Seneca townships.

Duane Frankart of Loudon Township has been on the board since 2001 and is completing his first year as the president. He previously served five years as the treasurer. Frankart, 61, serves District 7, which includes Big Spring, Jackson and Loudon townships in Seneca County, Washington Township in Hancock County, Scott Township in Sandusky County and Montgomery and Perry townships in Wood County.


            The cooperative is operating under new election procedures this year. At the 2012 annual meeting, the membership changed the nomination procedures, requiring candidates to secure at least 25 signatures on a nominating petition from residents living within their district. Previously, the cooperative had a nominating committee select two members to run for each district board seats.

In addition, the membership changed the cooperative’s bylaws to allow voting by mail or electronically. Previously members could only vote for trustees during the annual business meeting. However, a provision was included in the Code of Regulations that states if candidates in each of the three district elections are unopposed, the cooperative does not have to go to the expense of conducting an election and mailing ballots to all its members. Instead, the three candidates will be deemed officially elected at the annual meeting.

Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. Cooperative members should bring their signed registration card that was sent with their June electric bill. Uncle Dudley’s Catering of Willard will serve dinner to members from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Members will be able to visit a wide variety of member business displays, HVAC dealers and wellness displays.

Prior to the business meeting, GATLIN will perform in the grandstands beginning at 5:30 p.m. The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature reports from North Central General Manager Markus Bryant and Board President Duane Frankart.  

North Central serves over 9,600 members Seneca, Crawford, Wyandot, Richland, Huron, Sandusky, Hancock, and Wood counties.

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