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The following are the results from Salem Electric’s Annual Membership meeting held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Two positions on the Board of Directors were up for election at this meeting.
Elected to position 3: Jerry Berger
Elected to position 4: Jan Bargen
Article Vll, Section 3: Passed
Article Vlll: Passed
Bylaw 4.4(a): Passed
2019 Articles of Incorporation and Bylaw Amendment Explanations
Articles of Incorporation: Article VII, Section 3: Requirements
A YES vote increased the number of votes required to sell, lease, exchange or other disposition, dissolve, merge, or convert the business structure of Salem Electric from two-thirds of voting members to two-thirds of all members of the cooperative.
A YES vote clarified the voting requirements for changes to the various articles as listed: • For Articles I-VI it would require a majority of the members voting in favor to make amendments. • For Article VII it would require a favorable vote of two-thirds of all of the members to make an amendment. • For Article VIII it would require two-thirds of the members voting in favor to make an amendment.
Bylaws - Bylaw 4.4(a) – Nomination and Election
A YES vote increased the required number of signatures needed by board candidates from .25% to 1% to provide enhanced opportunity for prospective candidates to interact with members.
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