Reminder: All ballots must be in the designated PO Box, per the voting instructions, by 3:00 PM on 1/30/23. Any ballot that shows up in the PO Box after 3:00 PM on 1/30/23 will not be counted.
1/26/23 Update: We still need a few candidates for the CUI election. This is a great opportunity to provide service to the community. This is an exciting time as CUI has transitioned to a Not-For-Profit company. Please consider joining the team that is responsible for managing the Not-For-Profit organization and responsible for enhancing water treatment & distribution operations to deliver the cleanest water possible. Below is the original announcement from 1/19/23. The election process and candidate application are included in the below message.
Happy New Year!
On December 16th, Choctaw Utilities Inc. (CUI) received its new certificate of incorporation, which changed the company’s status from For-Profit to Not-For Profit. This was the culmination of over two years of work, and valued community input. CUI has notified our accountant to immediately begin the process to realize savings on Excise Taxes, which is estimated at $15,000 annually. We have also filed the property tax exemption with the Madison County Auditor, which is estimated to save us an additional $35,000 annually. It will take some time for the county to process our application, but we are still tracking progress. New code of regulations and articles of incorporation can be found on our website at www.choctawwater.com.
As part of CUIs reorganization, you are not just a customer, you are now a Member. As a Member, you are now directly in charge of electing CUI board members. The election process for CUI will now essentially follow the same process as CLPOA elections.
CUI is seeking the following:
- 3 candidates, each for a three-year term
- 1 candidate for a two-year term
Applications & personal bios can be sent to: email@example.com
A. Be a Member in Good Standing of this Company
B. Not be convicted of a felony
C. Not be an employee of the Company
D. Cannot hold paid public office in the county of Madison Ohio or another county adjacent to Madison County Ohio
E. May not be a Member of CLPOA Board
F. Not be a resident of the same household as any other Director
Applications are due by 4:00 PM on January 27th 2023. Please submit your bio with your application.
Timeline of the election:
1/27/23: Due date for candidate application.
2/1/23: Our goal is to have all ballots ready to be mailed on 2/1/23
2/27/23: Ballots due to the PO Box per the voting instructions.
3/1/23: Ballot counting begins.
3/8/23: New board takes office.
Thank you for your willingness to serve in your community!
Below is the link to the application:
We are looking to hire a seasonal office administrator for the CLPOA office. The position is a 6-month position beginning in March and ending at the end of August. The typical weekly schedule will be three days per week working 4 hours per shift. The days and hours can be flexible to meet your availability as long as it’s a consistent schedule. The four-hour shift will be within the standard CLPOA office hours.
The position will assist Carla and me with administrative tasks that pertain to all departments of the CLPOA business. Below is a link to the job description.
Starting pay is $16.00 per hour.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. I would appreciate it if you share this opportunity with any friends or family members that you think may be interested.
Head to the lodge around 7:00 PM this Friday to support your local Choctaw Lake musicians.
Attending this event is a great way to show your support for the Choctaw Lake Music club. The club is very passionate about providing musical entertainment for the community……so cancel any plans you had and head down to the lodge for a fun night of music and community.
Alert: You must be a member in good standing in order for your vote to count. Please note Article II Section 4 B(1) from the CLPOA Constitution.
To reiterate the above statement, any balance that is older than 60 days will result in your vote not counting. This includes late fees, enforcement assessments such as speeding tickets, water payments, and your quarterly dues. Statements and/or invoices are sent out the first of every month to those with a balance for CLPOA and CUI. Please reference your January statement or call the office to check on your balance. The ballot counting will take place on 1/30/23. Any past-due payments will need to be processed by us prior to 1/30/23. If you mail, or have your bank process a past-due payment on the 29th or 30th, we won’t get it in time to process for the ballot counting.
Be sure your vote counts!