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SPECIAL VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING: December 15, 2020

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 CORDOVA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. 

SPECIAL VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING 

December 15, 2020 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Cordova Electric Cooperative, Inc. was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Pegau. The purpose of the special meeting is to review the 2021 Budget and a brief CEO report. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Directors and staff have the option of participating via gotomeeting. Director’s Pegau, Cook, Phillips, Cooper, Ranney, Beedle, and Campbell participated via gotomeeting. CEO Koplin was present. Manager of Generation and Distribution Newlun, Manager of Administration and Finance Merritt, Technology Manager Kudrna, and Executive Assistant/HR Bailer (Recorder) participated via gotomeeting. 

MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION 

Jerry and Vicki Blackler with Alpine Diesel were present. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

Phillips and Cook seconded to approve the Agenda as presented. Roll call vote: Unanimous. Motion carried. 

CEO REPORT 

Koplin gave an update on the Power Creek dam replacement cost overruns due to weather and plowing/sanding Power Creek road to get the equipment and crews to the project. Jerry Blackler with Alpine Diesel, who was the main contractor on the project, explained the project challenges, difficulties of the project due to road conditions, i.e., diversion of the Creek, short window of time to conduct the work, long hours, etc. Koplin said the over run would be an item on the December Board Agenda. 

Koplin explained the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Johnston Point Line Extension project, showing a photo of proposed routes to get power from Cordova to Johnston Point per FAA’s request. Koplin said this project would be funded by the FAA. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

2021 Proposed Budget – Koplin and Merritt reviewed the budget, answering questions and explaining thought process. 

BOARD COMMENTS 

Cook – It was good to go through the budget. 

Cooper – Thank you for going through budget and answering all our questions. 

Ranney – I would really like to see the Strategic Plan and project list when reviewing the budget.

Phillips – Good information and I appreciate going through the budget. Looking forward to our regular meeting. 

Campbell – This has been really interesting and educational. 

Beedle – I appreciate all the time and effort that went into putting the budget together. Thank you. 

Pegau – Thank you Emma and Clay, I appreciate your patience in dealing with all our questions. 

There being no further business Chairman Pegau adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m. 

Date Approved Secretary/Treasurer 

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