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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: