The return of students to school each August signals a new beginning. For those of you are headed off to college or a trade school, you’re hopefully giving careful consideration to your future career. I encourage you to include electric cooperatives.
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When a place tags “dive” directly on its name, it’s OK to wonder what kind of establishment it is exactly.
But dive bars are, generally speaking, much like today’s Times Square — safer than the reputations that may have preceded them in decades past.
On Aug. 11, 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt traveled to Barnesville, Georgia, to celebrate one of the remarkable achievements of the New Deal: the three-year-old Rural Electrification Administration (REA).
Indulge, if you will, a rumination on time’s swift flight. I recently revisited a favorite movie, “Grosse Pointe Blank,” in which Jeremy Piven’s character – releasing bottled tension upon a pal’s sudden reappearance after a decade away – leans on his horn while driving.
“Ten years, man!,” he shouts. “Ten! Where have you been for ten years?!”
Tipmont REMC lineman Jason was part of the Project Indiana crew that traveled to Guatemala in March to electrify a remote Guatemalan village. Jason is the fourth Tipmont lineman that has volunteered with project Indiana. I sat down recently with Jason and asked him about his experience.
Effective June 2017, Tipmont’s service charge will increase from $29 per month to $32.50 per month for residential members. The rate adjustment pays for continued investment in the distribution system to maintain service reliability.
The 2017 Tipmont REMC Annual Meeting will be held at McCutcheon High School this year. The date and time of the meeting, Saturday, July 29 at 8 a.m., remain the same.
As a non-profit electric cooperative, Tipmont’s goal is to sell you the least amount of energy that you actually need. We don’t pocket more profit if we sell more energy. Our only profit is your satisfaction. With summer just around the corner, here are five tried and true ways to lower your energy usage during warm weather.
Seizing inspiration for innovative ideas is tough enough for upstart entrepreneurs. Throw in the isolation of working from home, jockeying for coffeehouse plug-ins, and talking shop over hissing espresso machines, and it’s no wonder lightbulbs take time to flicker on.
The board of directors held its regular meeting at the Tipmont REMC headquarters in Linden, Indiana on Tuesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. All directors were present. Also attending were CEO Ron Holcomb and attorney Jeff Helmerick.
President Bob Baker opened the meeting. There were no new policies approved. CEO Holcomb submitted his report along with other staff member reports, in writing.
Manager of Finance and Administration Doug Martin submitted the overall financials for August. The margin was $259,585, bringing our year-to-date total to margin to $618,127. 230 new services have been installed so far this calendar year. The cooperative currently has an equity rate of 44.58%.
The next meeting of the board will be Tuesday, May 23.