Don’t hassle your REA Board

To the editor:

Be assured that your REA demonstrated democracy in action following the June 2017 Annual Meeting.  Just refer to Craig Borr’s  June 30 letter titled “Democracy ruled at OCREA meeting” referring to a redistricting resolution.

Continuing to demonstrate democracy in action and transparency by your REA Board, you are hereby not invited to the next (or any) REA Board Of Directors meeting.  Be advised if you attempt to attend the next board meeting at the REA Office to be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10, you are not welcome.  You are prohibited from attending that meeting by an alleged REA Board resolution. To ensure your understanding of this prohibition, if you choose to attempt to attend, the board chairman, Calvin Koski, may call upon the sheriff to arrest you and charge you with trespassing.  Alternatively, you may be charged with disorderly conduct. Remember, it is your REA co-op!

It would tax our local law enforcement resources if they are required to transport 10 or 20 or 30 or more REA co-op members to jail should you attempt to attend the REA Board Of Directors meeting en masse. Furthermore, it will cause the board and Koski unnecessary discomfort and prevent them from meeting in secret while each board member gets compensated over $300 each for their participation in that secret behind-closed-doors meeting.

Remember, it is your REA co-op.  So please, stay out of the board’s hair and don’t upset them.  Your REA and its high electric rates are governed in your best interests by the board through their meager compensation to keep you from truly participating in the conduct of your REA co-op.

Thank you for not planning on attending the REA Board meeting on Nov. 10. It might be a good idea to call the REA offices at 884-4151 to find out the exact time of day of the meeting so that you don’t accidentally drop by  500 James K Paul St. in Ontonagon  during the board meeting and cause a disturbance by your presence. Or refer to the website for your director’s contact information.