2019 Annual Meeting & Board of Director Elections: Districts 1 & 3 call for election and candidacy
2019 Annual Meeting
Mountain Parks Electric’s 70th Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Mountain Parks Electric’s main office parking garage/warehouse at 321 West Agate Avenue in Granby, Colorado. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 AM. The business session will begin at 9:15 AM. Voter registration will close at 9:25 AM in the case of a contested director election.
Board of Director Elections
This is to notify all members receiving service in District 1 and District 3 that a director election is being prepared. The election will take place at the Annual Meeting on the date and 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.
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 PM, Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Petitions for District 1 and District 3 are available at Mountain Parks Electric offices in Granby and can also be mailed to candidates upon request. Any questions regarding election procedures can be directed to Mountain Parks Electric by calling 970-887-3378.
MPE Bylaws Article IV, Section 3 – Board Members 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.
In the event of a contested election, mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The deadline for mail-in ballots to be returned to Mountain Parks Electric is Friday, April 26, 2019.
MPE Bylaws ARTICLE IV, Section 1: Board Members’ 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.
DISTRICTS 1 &3 BYLAW DESCRIPTIONS
DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 1
(East side of US HWY 40, Fraser/Tabernash Area)
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. 3
(Jackson County Area)
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.