September 2020 Board Meeting
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
September 28, 2020
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Newberry Electric Cooperative, Inc. was held in the Newberry Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board Room located in Newberry County, State of South Carolina on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 6:34 pm. Chairman Johnnie L. Dickert presided.
Trustee Blake Brigman attended through Webex. Kayla Setzler attended in Deirdre Murphy’s absence. After the call to order, invocation, and establishing members present, Trustee Doug Hipp made a motion to approve the Regular Board Meeting minutes from
August 31, 2020 as emailed. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
Finance Committee Chairman John Wayne Nichols reported that the Finance Committee met on September 21, 2020. They are submitting the finance report as information. The consensus of the Board was to accept the report.
Attorney Thomas Pope stated that he did not have an Attorney Report at this time.
President and CEO G. Keith Avery reviewed his activity and meetings for the month.
He attended the Managers Association meeting and participated in the Cares Act call.
President Avery reviewed in detail the financial and operational data for August 2020.
The amount of write offs for August is $4,205.84. Trustee Doug Hipp made a motion to
accept this amount. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
President and CEO Avery reviewed the Engineering and Operations, Operational Support, and IT reports for the month. Engineering is working on a new work plan. Covid-19 precautions are still being taken. Five men were sent to Louisiana to help restore power from the storm. Upon returning, five more men were sent to Alabama to offer assistance as well. Three companies have submitted bids for the Right of Way project for 2021.
President Avery reviewed Fiber projections for the upcoming months and the use of the funds from the ORS grant. NEC through CarolinaConnect has 2740 connects.
The Trustees reviewed the information for the NRECA Online Regional Week to be
held October 12-16, 2020.
President Avery brought forth the video teleconference proposal. Trustee Doug Hipp made a motion to approve the audiovisual equipment update for the Training room and Boardroom. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
The Trustees accepted as information the Central Electric Power Cooperative September Board Meeting Summary.
The Trustees accepted as information the Central Electric Power Cooperative September M & ES Committee Report.
President Avery reviewed information for the ESCS Virtual Winter Conference to be held December 7, 2020 - December 11, 2020. Interested trustees will come to the office to attend the conference.
There being no further business and without objections, Chairman Johnnie L. Dickert
adjourned the September Regular Board Meeting at 8:00 pm.