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From the Board Room

8/17/18 - Routine business included the approval of August minutes and manager and directors’ expense vouchers. Routine reports included team reports, financial reports, an update on the general manager’s activities since last month, the accident and mileage report, and loss control and safety. 

Presentations included:

GRE 2019-2020 Strategic Plan

MLEC Revolving Loan Fund Plan

A semi-annual update on rate comparisons was presented.

Other reports: August GRE Board Report and the June financial highlights, MREA Board Chair Round Table, ACRE PAC contribution review, MREA Energy Summit, CFC Board Report, and RESCO 2017 patronage update. CoBank director candidate information was reviewed.

Actions taken:

  • Approved work order schedule.
  • Approved recommended write-offs for electric, long distance and Internet.
  • Approved revised policies 207 and 322.
  • Approved resolution in support of MLEC's Revolving Loan Fund Plan
  • Approved appointment of Mike Reem as voting Delegate for CFC's Annual Meeting
  • Approved director participation in scheduled meetings.
  • Approved November 16, 2018 as a board meeting date.
  • Approved increase of GM/CEO salary.

Board Meeting dates were set for the Fridays of September 21, October 19 and November 16.

Click here for the MLEC Local Democracy Resolution

The Cooperative is divided into seven districts.  Each is represented by one member of that district on the Board of Directors.  Director candidates are solicited from within each district though an open filing process. Directors are elected by those members present at the Annual Meeting and by mail ballot.  They are elected for three-year terms. The Board members set the policies by which the Cooperative operates, and they hire a general manager.  They meet monthly, normally the third Friday.


Barbara Welty

46393 Earle Brown Dr, Garrison MN 56450 - phone: 320-692-4800

District 1 shall be comprised of the City of Onamia and the following Townships in Mille Lacs County:  North Kathio, South Kathio, South Harbor, Onamia, Bradbury, and Dailey, and the following in Crow Wing County:  Roosevelt.


William "Bill" Bernard

27847 Ak Sar Ben Ln, Aitkin MN 56431 - phone: 218-678-3911

District 2 shall be comprised of the following Townships in Crow Wing County:  Rabbit Lake, Deerwood, Bay Lake, Nokay Lake.


Harold Harms

26818 170th St, McGrath MN 56350 - phone: 218-232-2935

District 3 shall be comprised of the City of Garrison and the following Townships in Aitkin County:  Lakeside, Idun, Seavey; and the following in Mille Lacs County; Eastside; and the following in Crow Wing County:  Garrison.

Aileen DeMenge

26205 State Hwy 210, McGregor MN 55760 - phone: 218-768-4900

District 4 shall be comprised of the City of McGregor and the following Townships in Aitkin County:  Jevne, McGregor, Spalding, Davidson, Kimberly, Spencer, Aitkin, Lee, Rice River, and Workman.


Don Appel

34057 Dove St, Aitkin MN 56431 - phone: 218-927-4134

District 5 shall be comprised of the following Townships in Aitkin County:  Nordland, Glen, Jewett, Malmo.

Bruce Robinson

35651 464th Ln, Palisade MN 56469 - phone: 218-851-4760

District 6 shall be comprised of the City of Palisade and the following Townships in Aitkin County:  Verdon, Unorganized T51-R25, White Elk, Bain, Hebron, Libby, Logan, Waukenabo, Esquagamah, Unorganized T48-R27, Morrison, and Fleming; and the following in Crow Wing County:  Ross Lake, Fairfield, Dean Lake.


Michael W Reem

23937 435th Ave, Aitkin MN 56431 - phone: 218-839-5697

District 7 shall be comprised of the following Townships in Aitkin County:  Farm Island, Wealthwood, Hazelton.

Brian Zelenak

PO Box 230, Aitkin MN 56431

phone: 218-927-8224

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