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24th Annual Meeting Minutes - March 3, 2020

Bob Schrumpf announced that drawings would be conducted throughout the meeting for bill credits with Cardinals merchandise and grand prize being Cardinal baseball tickets with Applebee's gift cards.

Scott Doll of Pocahontas won the first prize drawing of a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.
Attorney Jeffrey Mollet reported that the 1% quorum had been met with 36 contract holders in attendance.

Bob Schrumpf, President, called the 24th Annual Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence honoring the victims of the tornado in Nashville, TN.

The second drawing of the evening of a $50 bill credit from BMWC was won by Ward Sussenbach of Greenville.

Bob Schrumpf then introduced members of the Board, Engineer, Legal Counsel, Contractor and employees, remarking that tonight was Sandy's 22nd anniversary of her employment at the Water Company.

The third drawing of the evening of a $50 bill credit from BMWC was won by Jeff Tischauser of Greenville.

Bob then turned the meeting over to Mike VonderHaar, Secretary of the Board, who provided proof of the Annual Meeting Notice and pointed out that the 2019 Annual Meeting minutes were included on the agenda. Doyle Quick made motion to accept the minutes. Denny Willman 2nd. Motion carried.

The fourth drawing of a $50 bill credit from BMWC was won by Bill Willman of Greenville.

Brent Whittaker gave an update on the Payment Rounding Program. Program was implemented on February 2020 billing with 186 contributors for a total collected of $ 79.17. These monies will be placed in special savings account. The committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Board to distribute funds to not-for-profit and charitable organizations in the Bond Madison Water Company's general service territory.

The fifth prize drawing was held with Clarence Zimmerman of Greenville winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of Bond Madison Water Company.

Mr. Eyman then submitted the Treasure's Report directing the membership to review the Cashflow and Balance sheet printed on the agenda. Any questions could be answered at the meeting or the office could be contacted later. With the financial reports being in good order, Denny Willman made motion to approve them. Denny Kirkham 2nd. Motion carried.

The sixth prize drawing was held with Richard Schrumpf of Highland winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of BMWC.

President Bob Schrumpf announced that due to refinancing two of the Rural Development loans at a lower interest rate, monthly debt was reduced and the minimum payment lowered from $30 to $28 a month. This began with the March 1 billing.

Bob Massa of Juneau and Associates took the floor and reported the Maple Grove Road Booster Station and Main tie ins have all been put into operation with just fencing, dirt work and rock to be completed. This project received 75% loan forgiveness saving the company just under $900,000 on 1.2-Million-dollar financing.

The seventh prize drawing was held with Kelly Haller of Pocahontas winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of BMWC.

Bob Schrumpf read a letter from Randy Haukap expressing his regrets on being unable to attend and his desire to continue to represent the membership as a director. Attorney Jeffrey Mollet then presented the slate of nominees and explained voting procedure. Incumbents Brent Whittaker of Bond County and Randy Haukap of Madison County are each running for a three-year term. Lawrence Schwarz has been nominated by the Village of Grantfork for a 3-year term representing the bulk users-Only bulk users will vote. All Bond County and Madison County candidates are running unopposed. Mr. Mollet asked for a motion to accept the slate as presented and asked for a vote by acclamation for Bond and Madison candidates. Clarence Zimmerman made motion to accept. Kenny Haller 2nd motion. Motion carried.

Lawrence Schwarz was presented as unopposed nominee for bulk water representative. Mr. Mollet asked bulk representatives to accept the nomination of Lawrence Schwarz and requested a vote by acclamation. Rich Accornero so moved. Darren Apken 2nd. Motion carried.

The eighth prize drawing was held with Vic Willeford winning a $50 bill credit courtesy of BMWC.

President Bob Schrumpf asked if there was any unfinished business. None stated. The President then asked if there was any new business for discussion. None stated.

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 Marty Wilfong of Pocahontas.

Stan Frey made motion to adjourn meeting. Bernice Lurkins 2nd motion. Meeting Adjourned.



NO CHARGE TO PAY YOUR BILL ON-LINE

There is NO FEE for on-line payments. If you are not already set up, call BMWC's office to set up your account for on-line bill pay.


ROUNDING UP FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Bond Madison Water has launched a payment round up program modeled after Southwestern Electric Cooperative's Operation Round-Up. Members choosing to participate in this tax deductible, charitable program will have their monthly bills rounded up to the next dollar. In addition, funds can also be accepted from outside individuals or organizations. The funds collected will be distributed to not-for-profit and charitable organizations in the Water Company's general service territory. If you wish to participate, call the office, include a note with your next payment or e-mail lori_bmwc@allpointnetworx.com.



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