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Call for Election and Candidacy: Districts 4, 6 & 7, 2017 Annual Meeting and Board of Director Elections

2017 Annual Meeting

Mountain Parks Electric’s 68th Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Mountain Parks Electric’s main office warehouse at 321 West Agate Avenue in Granby, Colorado. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. The business session will begin at 9:15 a.m. Voter registration will close at 9:25 a.m. in the case of a contested director election.

 

Board of Director Elections

This is to notify all members receiving service in District 4; District 6, and District 7 that a director election is being prepared. The election will take place at the Annual Meeting on the date time indicated above. Board of Directors serve for a four-year term and represent specific geographic areas within the Mountain Parks Electric service territory. You may contact MPE to obtain a map of director districts or refer to the MPE bylaw district descriptions below.  PLEASE CALL US at (970) 887-3378 if you have questions about which district you are in.

 

How to become a candidate

To be eligible to become or remain a director, any member in good standing of the cooperative and who meets the qualifications of Bylaw Article IV, Section 3 (a) and (b) is eligible to submit a nominating petition to become a candidate for the board of directors. Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 15 qualified members in the district and submitted to the board no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2017.

 

Petitions for District 4, District 6 and District 7 are available at Mountain Parks Electric offices in Granby and Walden, and can also be downloaded on our website at www.mpei.com. Any questions regarding election procedures can be directed to Mountain Parks Electric by calling 970-887-3378.

 

Article IV – Board Members Section 3 Qualifications

(a) Each candidate for election to the board shall be a member of the cooperative and shall have his/her “main home” in the District for and in which the election is to be held (as the term “main home” is defined by the Internal Revenue Service) and who shall have furnished the Cooperative with a written statement telling why the member wishes to run for election and that the member, if elected, can and will attend all meetings of the Board, subject only to unforeseen conditions beyond the control of the member, and meets or will meet the qualifications set forth in the subparagraph (b) below..

(b) To be eligible to become or remain Director, the person shall: (i) be a member of the Cooperative; (ii) receive electric service from the Cooperative at his or her “main home;” (iii) be able to actively participate in the management of the business and affairs of the Cooperative; (iv) not be employed by, substantially financially interested in, or represent the interests of a business in competition with the Cooperative; and (v) become NRECA certified as a director through course attendance within five (5) years of the election or appointment as a Director.

 

Mail-in ballots

In the event of a contested director election, mail-in ballots for District 4, District 6, and District 7 Director Election must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The deadline for mail-in ballots to be returned is Friday, April 28, 2017.

 

MPE Tariffs: ARTICLE IV: Board Members

 

SECTION 1.  GENERAL POWERS

The business and affairs of the Cooperative shall be managed by a Board of seven (7) members (sometimes such members being called "Directors").  The Board shall exercise all the powers of the Cooperative except those powers conferred upon and reserved to the members.

 

SECTION 2.  ELECTION AND TENURE OF BOARD MEMBERS

For the purpose of the election of the members of the Board the areas serviced by the Cooperative are divided into seven (7) Districts.  The areas comprising the several Districts are defined as follows:

 

DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 1

Beginning at a point on the north line of Section 18, T1S, R75W at the point of intersection with the centerline of US Highway 40.  Thence east along the north line of Sections 18, 17, 16, 15, 14 & 13, T1S, R75W to the NE Corner of Section 13, T1S, R75W.  Thence continuing east along the north line of Sections 18, 17 & 16, T1S, R74W to a point where the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. service territory boundary intersects with the Grand County/Boulder County line.  Thence south along the Grand County/Boulder County line to the point of intersection with the south line of Section 28, T1S, R74W.  Thence west along the south line of Sections 28- 30, T1S, R74W to the SW Corner of Section 30, T1S, R74W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Sections 25-28, T1S, R75W to the point of intersection with the centerline of US Highway 40.  Thence northerly along the centerline of US Highway 40 to the point of beginning.  Located entirely within Grand County.

 

 

DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 2

Beginning at the NW Corner of Section 7, T1S, R76W.  Thence east along the north line of T1S to the point of intersection with the centerline of US Highway 40 on the north line of Section 7, T1S, R75W.  Thence southerly along the centerline of US Highway 40 to the point of intersection with the north line of Section 33, T1S, R75W.  Thence east along the north line of Sections 33-36, T1S, R75W to the NE Corner of Section 36, T1S, R75W.  Thence continuing east along the north line of Sections 31 & 32, T1S, R74W to the NE Corner of Section 32, T1S, R74W.  Thence south  along the east line of Section 32, T1S, R74W to the SE Corner of Section 32, T1S, R74W.  Thence continuing south along the Grand County/Gilpin County line to the point of intersection of the Grand County, Gilpin County, and Clear Creek County lines.  Thence continuing south along the Grand County/Clear Creek County line to a point of intersection on the south line of Section 31, T2S, R74W.  Thence west along the south line of T2S to the SW corner of Section 31, T2S, R76W.  Thence north along the west line of R76W to the point of beginning.  Located entirely within Grand County.

 

DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 3

All of Jackson County, Colorado and that portion of Larimer County, Colorado lying west of the west line of R74W and north of the north line of T8N, except Sections 22-27 and 34-36, T9N, R75W.  Containing all of Jackson County and portions of Larimer County.

 

DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 4

Beginning at the NW Corner of Section 5, T5N, R83W.  Thence east along the north line of T5N, R83W to the NE Corner of Section 1, T5N, R83W.  Thence north along the Grand County/Routt County line to the point of intersection of the Grand County/Jackson County line.  Thence easterly following the Grand County/Jackson County line to a point of intersection on the east line of Section 8, T4N, R78W.  Thence south along the east line of Sections 8, 17, 20, 29 & 32, T4N, R78W to the SE Corner of Section 32, T4N, R78W.  Thence continuing south along the east line of Sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 & 32, T3N, R78W to the SE Corner of Section 32, T3N, R78W.  Thence continuing south along the east line of Sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 29 & 32, T2N, R78W to the SE Corner of Section 32, T2N, R78W.  Thence continuing south along the east line of Sections 5 & 8, T1N, R78W to the SE Corner of Section 8, T1N, R78W.  Thence east along the north line of Sections 16, 15, 14 & 13, T1N, R78W to the NE Corner of Section 13, T1N, R78W.  Thence south along the east line of Sections 13, 24, 25 & 36, T1N, R78W to the SE Corner of Section 36, T1N, R78W.  Thence east along the north line of T1S, R78W to the NE Corner of Section 1, T1S, R78W.  Thence continuing east along the north line of Sections 6, 5, 4 & 3, T1S, R77W to the NE Corner of Section 3, T1S, R77W.  Thence south along the east line of Section 3 to the SE Corner of Section 3, T1S, R77W. Thence east along the north line of Sections 11 & 12, T1S, R77W to the NE Corner of Section 12, T1S, R77W.  Thence south along the east line of T1S, R77W to the SE Corner of Section 36, T1S, R77W.  Thence continuing south along the east line of T2S, R77W to the SE Corner of Section 36, T2S. R77W.  Thence west to the NE Corner of Section 1, T3S, R77W.  Thence south along the east line of T3S, R77W to the SE Corner of Section 36, T3S, R77W.  Thence continuing south along the east line of T4S, R77W to a point on the east line of Section 24, T4S, R77W where the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. service territory boundary intersects with the Grand County/Summit County line.  Thence westerly and northerly along the Grand County/Summit County line to a point of intersection on the south line of Section 31, T3S, R77W.  Thence west along the south line of T3S, R77W to the SW Corner of Section 31, T3S, R77W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of T3S to the SW Corner of Section 31, T3S, R79W.  Thence north along the west line of R79W to the SE Corner of Section 36, T3S, R80W.  Thence west along the south line of T3S to a point on the south line of Section 34, T3S, R80W where the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. service territory boundary intersects with the Summit County/Eagle County line.  Thence northerly and westerly along the Summit County /Eagle County line to a point of intersection on the west line of Section 18, T3S, R80W.  Thence north along the west line of R80W to the SE Corner of Section 25, T1S, R81W.  Thence west along the south line of Sections 25-28, T1S, R81W to the SW Corner of Section 28, T1S, R81W.  Thence north along the west line of Sections 28, 21, 16, 9 & 4, T1S, R81W to the NW Corner of Section 4, T1S, R81W.  Thence continuing north along the extension of the west line of Section 4, T1S, R81W to a point of intersection on the south line of Section 28, T1N, R81W.  Thence west along the south line of Sections 28-30, T1N, R81W to the SW Corner of Section 30, T1N, R81W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Sections 25-30 to the SW Corner of Section 30, T1N, R82W.  Thence north along the west line of R82W to the NW Corner of Section 6, T4N, R82W,  Thence west along the south line of T5N to the SW Corner of Section 32, T5N, R83W.  Thence north along the west line of T5N, R83W to the point of beginning.  Containing portions of Grand County, Summit County and Routt County.

 

DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 5

Beginning at a point of intersection on the Grand County/Jackson County line and the centerline of Colorado State Highway 125 in Section 36, T5N, R78W.  Thence easterly and northerly along the Grand County/Jackson County line to a point in Section 18, T6N, R75W where the Grand County/Jackson County line intersects with the Larimer County line on the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc service territory boundary.  Thence southerly along the Grand County/Larimer County line to a point on the south line of Section 35, T4N, R74W where the Grand County, Larimer County and Boulder County lines meet.  Thence southerly along the Grand County/Boulder County line to a point where the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. service territory boundary intersects with the south line of Section 10, T3N, R74W.  Thence west along the south line of Sections 10, 9, 8 & 7, T3N, R74W to the SW Corner of Section 7, T3N, R74W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Sections 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 & 7, T3N, R75W to the SW Corner of Section 7, T3N, R75W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Section 12, T3N, R76W to the point of intersection with the centerline of US Highway 34.  Thence southerly along the centerline of US Highway 34 to the point of intersection with the centerline of Grand County Road 4.  Thence northerly and westerly along the centerline of Grand County Road 4 to the point of intersection with the centerline of Colorado State Highway 125.  Thence northerly along the centerline of Colorado State Highway 125 to the point of beginning.  Located entirely within Grand County.

 

DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 6

Beginning at a point where the Grand County/Jackson County line intersects with the west line of Section 9, T4N, R78W.  Thence easterly along the Grand County/Jackson County line to the point of intersection with the centerline of Colorado State Highway 125.  Thence southerly along the centerline of Colorado State Highway 125 to the intersection with the centerline of Grand County Road 4.  Thence southerly and easterly along the centerline of Grand County Road 4 to the intersection with the centerline of US Highway 34.  Thence northerly along the centerline of US Highway 34 to the point of intersection with the north line of Section 13, T3N, R76W.  Thence east along the north line of Section 13, T3N, R76W to the NE Corner of Section 13, T3N, R76W.  Thence continuing east along the north line of Sections 18, 17, 16, 15, 14 & 13, T3N, R75W to the NE Corner of Section 13, T3N, R75W.  Thence continuing east along the north line of Sections 18, 17, 16 & 15, T3N, R74W to a point where the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. service territory boundary intersects with the Grand County/Boulder County line.  Thence southerly along the Grand County/Boulder County line to a point where the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. service territory boundary intersects with the south line of Section 25, T2N, R74W.  Thence west along the south line of Sections 25-30, T2N, R74W to the SW Corner of Section 30, T2N, R74W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Sections 25-30, T2N, R75W to the SW Corner of Section 30, T2N, R75W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Sections 25 & 26, T2N, R76W to the point of intersection with the centerline of Grand County Road 60.  Thence southerly along the centerline of Grand County Road 60 to the point of intersection with the centerline of 6th Street in Granby, Colorado.  Thence south along the centerline of 6th Street to a point of intersection with the centerline of US Highway 40.  Thence west along the centerline of US Highway 40 to the point of intersection with the east line of Section 31, T2N, R76W.  Thence south along the east line of Section 31, T2N, R76W to the SE Corner of Section 31, T2N, R76W.  Thence west along the south line of Section 31, T2N, R76W to the NE Corner of Section 1, T1N, R76.5W.  Thence south along the east line of T1N, R76.5W to the SE Corner of Section 36, T1N, R76.5W.  Thence west along the south line of Section 36, T1N, R77W to the NE Corner of Section 2, T1S, R77W.  Thence south along the east line of Section 2, T1S, R77W to the SE Corner of Section 2, T1S, R77W.  Thence west along the south line of Section 2, T1S, R77W to the SW Corner of Section 2, T1S, R77W.  Thence north along the west line of Section 2, T1S, R77W to the NW Corner of Section 2, T1S, R77W.  Thence west along the south line of T1N, R77W to the SW Corner of Section 31, T1N, R77W.  Thence north along the west line of T1N, R77W to the NW Corner of Section 18, T1N, R77W.  Thence west along the south line of Sections 12, 11, 10 & 9 to the SW Corner of Section 9, T1N, R78W.  Thence north along the west line of Sections 9 & 4, T1N, R78W to the NW Corner of Section 4, T1N, R78W.  Thence continuing north along the west line of Sections 33, 28, 21, 16, 9 & 4, T2N, R78W to the NW Corner of Section 4, T2N, R78W.  Thence continuing north along the west line of Sections 33, 28, 21, 16, 9 & 4, T3N, R78W to the NW Corner of Section 4, T3N, R78W.  Thence continuing north along the west line of Sections 33, 28, 21, 16 and 9, T4N, R78W to the point of beginning.  Located entirely within Grand County.

 

DISTRICT 7:

Beginning at the NW Corner of Section 6, T1N, R76W.  Thence north along the west line of Section 32, T2N, R76W to the point of intersection with the centerline of US Highway 40.  Thence east along the centerline of US Highway 40 to the point of intersection with the centerline of 6th Street in Granby, Colorado.  Thence north along the centerline of 6th Street to the point of intersection with the centerline of Grand County Road 60.  Thence easterly and northerly along the centerline of Grand County Road 60 to a point of intersection with the north line of Section 35, T2N, R76W. Thence east along the north line of Sections 35 & 36, T2N, R76W to the NE Corner of Section 36, T2N, R76W. Thence continuing east along the north line of Sections 31-36, T2N, R75W to the NE Corner of Section 36, T2N, R75W.  Thence continuing east along the north line of Sections 31-36, T2N, R74W to a point where the Mountain Parks Electric, Inc. service territory boundary intersects with the Grand County/Boulder County line.  Thence south along the Grand County/Boulder County line to the point of intersection with the south line of Section 9, T1S, R74W.  Thence west along the south line of Sections 9, 8 & 7, T1S, R74W to the SW Corner of Section 7, T1S, R74W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Sections 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 & 7, T1S, R75W to the point of intersection with the centerline of US Highway 40.  Thence north along the centerline of US Highway 40 to a point of intersection on the south line of Section 6, T1S, R75W.  Thence west along the south line of Section 6, T1S, R75W to the SW Corner of Section 6, T1S, R75W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Sections 1-6, T1S, R76W to the SW Corner of Section 6, T1S, R76W.  Thence continuing west along the south line of Section 1, T1S, R77W to the SW Corner of Section 1, T1S, R77W.  Thence north along the west line of Section 1, T1S, R77W to the NW Corner of Section 1, T1S, R77W.  Thence east along the north line of Section 1, T1S, R77W to the SW Corner of Section 31, T1N, R76W.  Thence north along the west line of T1N, R76W to the point of beginning.  Located entirely within Grand County.

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