Pierce Pepin electric co-op board term extension narrowly fails
Pierce Pepin board term extension narrowly fails
By Bill Kirk
A proposed change in the co-op's bylaws was narrowly voted down at the annual meeting of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services in Ellsworth March 23.
The change, which had been recommended by the board and management, would have extended tenure for board members from the present four successive full terms to five. Members wouldn't have then been eligible for re-election prior to a lapse of three years from the end of this fifth successive three-year term.
Board Member Jeff McCardle explained to the meeting audience this means those on the board could serve for 15 years before going off, instead of the present 12. The change fell eight votes short of the two-thirds majority required to implement it, the audience was told after voting.
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