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On this year’s election ballot, the board is proposing bylaw changes. The proposed revisions provide additional guidance for the removal of a director who becomes totally incapacitated by a health condition, impairment, accident, death or other condition. Currently, the bylaws do not provide a clear provision for the removal of a director who has passed away or becomes totally incapacitated.
Due to COVID-19, the board of directors will not hold an in-person annual meeting in 2021. The 2021 annual meeting reports will be available to view after noon on April 29 on our board of directors page.
Jerry Pittman (incumbent)
Clay Van De Bogart (incumbent)
Kenneth Danner (incumbent)
Judy Kimmes (incumbent)
Vijendra (VJ) Agarwal
Michael Cahn Philip Hernick
Article III, Section 5, Subsections (b) and (c). Voting by Mail for Directors
(b) In the event that a director becomes totally incapacitatedby a health condition, impairment, accident, death or other condition,which shall be determined to a reasonable medical certainty, the remaining directors may declare that a vacancy exists and appoint a director who shall serve until the next regular members meeting or election date or until a successor has been elected and qualified. In order to make a determination that a director has become totally incapacitated, the directors shall convene a Special Meeting to consider and evaluate: 1) whether the director is indeed incapacitated; 2) whether to remove that director as a result of his/her death or incapacity; and 3) whether to replace that director as a result of his/her death or incapacity. In evaluating whether a director is totally incapacitated, the Board may consider, for example, whether the director has not been present at three (3) consecutive board meetings because of health or illness, and is not expected to recover or be able to return to board service.
(c) If a director is absent withoutgood reasoncausefrom three regular board meetings within any one year period, the remaining directors may declare that a vacancy exists and appoint a director who shall serve until the next regular members meeting or election date or until a successor has been elected and qualified.
Vote By Mail
Ballots must be received at Survey & Ballot Systems’ office no later than noon on April 29. please do not drop off or mail your ballots to Dakota Electric’s office.
You will need your account number and e-signature, both of which will be included with the ballot mailed on April 12. The link to vote online will be available April 12 to April 29 on our homepage.
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