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Manager's Report - January 2018

What's in Store at Butler in 2018

     As we ring in the New Year, we are reminded of resolutions, new beginnings, and our favorite, the holiday refund! In true cooperative nonprofit spirit, your management team and board of trustees returned $250,000 to Butler Electric Cooperative members. The assets were returned in the form of a credit on your December bill. We are honored to serve our membership and strive to do so as efficiently as possible.

     For the cooperative, a new year also means a new budget, work plan and strategic goals for 2018. The board has just finished working on our budget and continues to emphasize right-of-way maintenance. Our job is to keep your lights on, and our biggest reliability threat is trees. Right-of-way maintenance refers to the clearing of overgrown trees that grow directly under overhead lines. When planting new trees, take notice to avoid planting around power lines and poles. By doing so, you will help us control our budget and your electric cost. If you need assistance in selecting a location to plant new trees or there are trees on your property interfering with power lines, please contact our office.

     While it may seem a long way off, we have set the date for our 2018 annual meeting. Butler will host our 80th annual meeting on Thursday, March 15 at Circle Middle School in Benton. Butler’s management and employees work diligently to bring relevant information (and a great meal!) to our membership. As details become available, we will keep you posted.

     Butler Electric has many other exciting projects in the works for 2018, and I will keep you informed throughout the year. The employees here at Butler Electric want to thank you for your continued support. Have a wonderful 2018!

 

Dale Short, Manager

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