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The Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Bond Madison Water Company will be held on Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Bond Madison office, 103 Park Street, Pocahontas. The purpose of the meeting will be to report on the operation of the Water Company, to update the membership on pending system improvements, to elect Bond and Madison County Directors and for the Bulk Users to elect a representative.

There are three director seats on this year’s ballot. Incumbents Tom Eyman (Bond County) and Bob Schrumpf (Madison County) will each be running for a three-year term. If you wish to be placed on the ballot to run for Bond or Madison County Director, please submit your name in writing to the office no less than ten days prior to the Annual Meeting.

After nineteen years serving on the board (ten of those years serving as President) Don Grimm, Bulk Representative from the Village of Hamel has chosen not to seek re-election. In accordance with the By-laws, the governing bodies of Bond Madison’s Bulk Users shall each be eligible to nominate a director to fill this vacant seat and elect a Bulk User Representative from the nominations at the Annual Meeting.

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Annual Meeting Minutes March 6, 2018

Attorney Jeffrey Mollet reported that the 1% quorum had been met with 35 members in attendance.

Don Grimm, Board President, called the 22nd Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice-President, Bob Schrumpf.

Don Grimm announced that five drawings would be conducted throughout the meeting for bill credits or Cardinal baseball tickets with Applebee's gift cards. All prizes will include Cardinal memorabilia donated by Jared Haukap and the St. Louis Cardinals. Denny Willman of Greenville won the first prize drawing for a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.

Don Grimm introduced fellow directors, engineer, legal counsel, contractor and employees. Mike VonderHaar, Secretary of the Board, provided proof of the Annual Meeting Notice and stated that the 2017 Annual Meeting minutes were printed in the agenda. Kenny Haller made motion to accept the 2017 minutes. Doyle Quick 2nd. Motion carried.

The second drawing of the evening of a $50 bill credit from Bond Madison Water Company was won by June Childerson of Pocahontas.

Don Grimm presented the official report updating the membership on new meter sets, main extensions and easement clearing. Don also discussed the pending sale of the old office building and plans to construct a new maintenance shed.

Treasurer Tom Eyman announced that any questions about the Cashflow and Balance sheet printed on the back of the agenda could be covered now or the office could be contacted later. With the financial reports being in good order, Doyle Quick made motion to approve. Steve Miller 2nd. Motion carried.

The third drawing for Cardinal tickets courtesy of Midwest Municipal Supply and an Applebee's gift card courtesy of Juneau and Associates was won by Clarence Zimmermann of Greenville.

Bob Massa of Juneau and Associates took the floor and reported on the projects BMWC has undertaken to keep the system up to date. Bob Massa, Mr. Mollet, the Board and Sandy then took questions from the floor.

The fourth prize drawing was held with Steve Miller of Edwardsville winning $100 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.

Attorney Jeffrey Mollet presented the slate of nominees and explained voting procedure. Incumbents Mike VonderHaar of Bond County and David Frueh of Madison County are each running for a three-year term. Darren Apken has been nominated by the Village of Marine for a three-year term representing the bulk users. Only bulk users will vote. Don Grimm, Village of Hamel made motion to accept the nomination of Darren Apken. Lawrence Schwarz 2nd. Motion carried.

All Bond and Madison County candidates are running unopposed. Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented. Denny Willman made motion to accept. Doyle Quick 2nd. Motion carried. Mr. Mollet asked for a vote by acclamation. Max Kaegy so moved. Lou Simpson 2nd. Motion carried.

Darren Apken was presented as unopposed nominee for bulk water representative. Mr. Mollet asked for a vote by acclamation by Bulk Users. Lawrence Schwarz, Grantfork, so moved. Don Grimm, Hamel 2nd. Motion carried.

President Don Grimm asked if there was any unfinished business. None stated.

The President then presented new business that included an amendment to 2015 authorization for the Company to obtain a loan and/or grant in an amount not to exceed one million dollars. The Company requests that this amount be amended to an amount not to exceed 1.3 million dollars. Doyle Quick made motion to accept. Denny Willman 2nd. Motion carried.

Second item under new business is a request to increase director compensation from $75 to $100. Denny made motion to grant the request. Eldon Turley 2nd. Motion carried.

The final drawing of the evening for Cardinal tickets courtesy of Jared Haukap and the St. Louis Cardinals and an Applebee's gift card courtesy of Juneau and Associates was won by Kelly Haller of Pocahontas.

Doyle Quick made motion to adjourn meeting. Mike Kaegy 2nd. Meeting Adjourned.

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