Member Meeting Notices
Special Member Meetings
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, member-regulated electric utility, which makes us a little different. By member-regulated, we mean that policy and rates are set by the Board of Directors, who are elected by their neighbors to serve in this capacity.
Decisions like these are made at special open member meetings. When a meeting is set, we'll post the date, time, and location here and at our offices, as well as in Country Lines magazine. Any actions taken or decisions made at the meeting will be published in the same places. You can download a copy of previous official notices below.
Notice to Members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
A Special Member Meeting is set for 9 a.m. November 27, at the cooperative’s Portland office
The board of directors will consider changes to the cooperative’s rates and tariffs at its meeting on November 27, 2017, to be held at the cooperative office at 7973 East Grand River Avenue, Portland, MI. The meeting will start at 9 a.m., and is open to all members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative.
The session will begin with an opportunity for members to provide direct input to the board of directors, without filing a formal request under cooperative policy. Members are asked to come to the lobby by 9 a.m. and request to speak to the board; staff will direct interested members to the meeting room. Time constraints on each member’s comments will be at the discretion of the board president, but members are asked to keep comments to less than 5 minutes.
The following items will be considered. Members will have an opportunity to address the board on the proposed changes prior to board action.
1) Revise the cooperative’s electric rates to meet current and future financial needs.
2) Set the 2018 Power Supply Cost Recovery Factor collections. The Power Supply Cost Recovery Factor is applied to Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s retail member-customers’ monthly kilowatt-hour use. It represents the fluctuating costs of power supply, as established by the cooperative in conjunction with Wolverine Power Cooperative. The factor is established annually, and reviewed monthly.
3) Revise the cooperative’s Aid-to-Construction fee schedule to reflect cost increases. If approved, these changes will affect member-customers who have electric service built to a new location, or request a change in service at their current location.
4) Revise the cooperative’s miscellaneous billing fees and charges.
Notice of changes or additions to the cooperative’s rates or service rules shall be sent to all members, as required by P.A. 167, by publication in Michigan Country Lines at least 30 days prior to their effective date.
Participation: Any interested member may attend and participate. The location of the board meeting site is accessible, including handicapped parking. Persons needing any accommodation to participate should contact HomeWorks Tri-County Electric at 800-562-8232 a week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance. Comments may also be made before the meeting date by calling General Manager Mark Kappler at 517-647-1281, or by email at email@example.com.
(as published in November-December 2017 Country Lines)
Previous special meeting notices, and notice of the actions taken at those meetings:
June 26, 2017 (PDF)
November 28, 2016 (PDF)
June 27, 2016 (PDF)
October 26, 2015 (PDF)
June 22, 2015 (PDF)
April 27, 2015 (PDF)
September 22, 2014 (PDF)
June 23, 2014 (PDF)
April 28, 2014 (PDF)
September 23, 2013 (PDF)
April 22, 2013 (PDF)
September 24, 2012 (PDF)
April 23, 2012 (PDF)
September 26, 2011 (PDF)
March 28, 2011 (PDF)
September 27, 2010 (PDF)
July 26, 2010 (PDF)
January 6, 2010 (PDF)
The Board of Directors has set the first 15 minutes of their regular meetings as a time when members may address the board on any cooperative-related subject. The next meetings on the schedule are Monday, November 27, at Portland and Thursday, December 14, at Blanchard. Please call the office if you need directions to the meeting site.
Members who wish to have an item considered as part of the meeting agenda should call the office at 517-647-7554 to make their request.