Director Tripper Sharp, who was just elected on Saturday, replied: "I've been looking at it for years. Gas South is extremely profitable for Cobb EMC. I think it's a great arrangement that we should continue."
"We did our job every day," Robinson said, lamenting that his family has had to listen to negative news about the company during five litigious years. Robinson got loud applause when he finished, and Crowell then asked each director to share his or her experiences with Cobb EMC employees.
Questions mostly focused on transparency, the rates members pay for power and some discussion of the best sources of power. There were some comments about saving money by doing away with consulting contracts and by seeking damages from past directors, and a question or two about the possibility of renaming the Cobb Nike Tracksuits Kids
Tripper thinks Gas South should be kept?
After the meeting, John Anderson, a 25 year member who lives in west Cobb, said he thought it was a good meeting.
back on the staggered term schedule that was upended by three years of delayed elections.
"It's on purpose that it looks like the Cobb Energy Center," Crowell said, referring to the blue lines. "It really is a new day. It's a good Nike Women's Jacket marker that you can notice things are changing."
chief financial officer. Details of exactly how those credits will be paid are still being worked out, and payments will likely take several months. Cobb EMC last retired capital credits in 1976.
Other items the board has on its to do list include rewriting bylaws, redrawing board members' areas so they are more equal in number of members, and establishing mail in and electronic voting.
Swanson, who chairs the board's audit committee, talked briefly about the upcoming forensic audit.
Nick Robinson, who is both a member and an employee of Cobb EMC, may have been speaking for many of his fellow 546 employees when he urged the board to "find a way to renew the sense in the community that what we did was honorable."
MARIETTA Ed Crowell, chairman of the all new Cobb EMC board of directors, unveiled the utility's new logo Tuesday night before a crowd of about 100 members gathered for the first town hall meeting. Crowell also announced that some capital credits would be paid in coming months to members from the 1950s.
There were 31,000 members during those years, and they are owed just over $7 million in total, said Robert Steele, the company's Nike Tracksuit Dri Fit
Malcolm Swanson, one of four directors elected in November, said: "The heart of the employees is in this company, and that does not go unnoticed."
I've said it before: That needs to end. Maybe Sharp will use his new position to convince those that followed him to stop and let the board handle things.
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But then, some of us have said that all along. A lot of people run their mouths without knowing all the facts.
The directors intend to conduct town hall meetings each quarter, with the next one in August.
The new logo features three blue lines in front of sun rays, and when the board presented the new logo, the phrase 'It's a new day' was emblazoned under the company name.
Tuesday's town hall followed the board's monthly meeting, and it was the first meeting for six of the 10 directors.
Before taking questions, Crowell and the other directors went through a slide show presentation of facts about the electric cooperative and transparency initiatives. As an example, Crowell said that they are working to have telephone voice mail accounts set up so members can leave messages directly for a director by telephone.
Surprising. I guess once he knew the whole story, things changed.
"The firm will be hired by, and report to, the board," Swanson said. "We're going to pursue it to wherever it takes us, but I appreciate you being patient, because it's not going to happen overnight."
Small collegial crowd greets new Cobb EMC board members
"I'm encouraged by what they're doing," he said.
Added Crowell: "It may take up to a year to get it done, because we're going to do it right."
As Crowell quipped at the start of the meeting, "We've just finished our first date."
Member Wayne Holland asked whether Gas South, a natural gas marketing company that is wholly owned by Cobb EMC, would be sold.
The board has also approved a plan to retire capital credits accumulated by members from 1956 through 1971.
On Saturday, about 1,600 EMC members less than 1 percent of all 170,000 members cast ballots in the runoff elections for the last two seats on the board. Director terms are generally for three years, though some of those elected will serve four years to get Nike Jacket For Kids
About 15 members asked questions or made public comments during the friendly, two hour meeting held in the community room of the utility's Marietta headquarters. Most speakers lauded the new directors, all 10 of whom were present. Company executives and employees, including chief executive Chip Nelson, stood in the back of the room and let the directors lead the meeting.
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