NEWS RELEASE - September 18, 2020
Twin County EPA Notice of Meeting Coming to Members
(Hollandale, MS) - Twin County’s board of directors announced that its Members will be receiving information in the mail about the upcoming Annual Meeting of Members to be held on October 20. 2020 at 2:00 PM at the South Washington County Multiplex Center in Hollandale.
Members will receive a Notice of Meeting, Twin County’s Annual Report, and an official Proxy. Due to the Covid -19 pandemic, Members are encouraged to vote by proxy. Proxies submitted must be on the document provided by Twin County, signed by the Member whose name appears on the Proxy and delivered by such Member personally to one of Twin County’s offices in Hollandale, Belzoni, Rolling Fork, or Greenville, or mailed to Twin County’s office in Hollandale. Proxies must be received by Twin County at 5:00 PM on October 14, 2020.
Twin County Members will elect three Directors at the Annual Meeting. Candidates for Director approved by Twin County’s Credentials and Elections Committee are W. Clark Carter, Glen Allen; Jamie T. Murrell, Arcola; John B. (Jack) Reed, Silver City; and Cleotra Tanner, Isola.
In addition to electing Directors, Members will also be asked to consider ratifying a proposed Amendment to Twin County’s Articles of Incorporation to permit any and all acts allowed under the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act and any amendments thereto. Members are currently being surveyed to gather information about current broadband service. Look for a survey in the October edition of Today in Mississippi, the monthly magazine for electric co-operative members.
Twin County Electric Power Association, an electric cooperative, is owned by the members it serves. Since 1938, Twin County has provided safe, dependable, affordable electric service to more than 12,600 electric meters in seven Delta counties.
Twin County Cautions Members to Safeguard Personal Information - September 3, 2020
Twin County Electric Power Association, a member-owned electric power association, has received reports that a person(s) has been asking members to provide their name, signature, address and other personal information in order to obtain proxies for Twin County’s upcoming annual meeting. This person(s) is not an employee or an agent of Twin County, and Twin County is not soliciting proxies for its annual meeting at this time. Twin County’s annual meeting is scheduled to be held on October 20, 2020, and later this month, Twin County will mail a formal notice of the meeting and a proxy to all of its members in good standing as of August 18, 2020. Twin County cautions its members not to provide any personal information to strangers due to an increase in identity theft during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of Twin County’s employees wear shirts with Twin County’s logo on them and/or have Twin County identification badges with their names on them. If you are not sure if a person is an employee or representative of Twin County, you may contact any of Twin County’s offices in Hollandale, Belzoni, Rolling Fork or Greenville for confirmation.
SECTION OF VFW ROAD REZONED FOR SOLAR ELECTRIC PROJECT
The Greenville City Council recently voted to approve the rezoning of 1280 VFW Road from C-4 to I-1 for a Solar Electric Generation Project.
Attorney Robert “Bobby” Warrington of Campbell Delong, LLP on behalf of Twin County Electric Power Association appeared before the council to explain what the project entails and the benefits of using solar electric power in the project, which is still in its early stages.
The location will be next to the Twin County building on a 1.5 acre lot. Warrington said the project is a 100 KW, which is the same as producing enough power for about 10 homes.
The motion was made by Ward 1 Councilman Al Brock and seconded by Ward 6 Councilman James Wilson.
The council also voted to adopt an ordinance determining the same at the Planning Commission’s recommendation.
Ordinance code C-4 states, “The C-4 district is established to encourage those uses which are necessary economic functions of the city but which are objectionable or inappropriate to the functions of the neighborhood business district, limited business district, and central business district.”
Ordinance code for the Light Industrial District I-1 states, which now pertains to 1280 VFW Road, “By virtue of its location, within the comprehensive land development plan of the City of Greenville and surrounding Washington County planning area and because of the existing and proposed character of development within and around the area; present or anticipated accessibility to major transportation facilities; and the availability of adequate utilities and other public services, the I-1 district is established.
As of March 4, 2019, Twin County Electric Power Association will no longer be able to view or reset passwords associated with our members online accounts. As part of a security update with our third-party organization, these changes will take effect immediately following the update. Our members will be able to follow the links provided on the website if they do need their passwords or information reset. If you have any questions, please call your local Twin County office.
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ALWAYS CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!
Planting a tree or building a fence?
Call 811 two working days before you dig.
It’s free. It’s easy. It’s the law.
Plant the right tree in the right place.
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LOOK UP AND STAY ALERT!
As the weather begins to warm up, kids and adults alike will soon head outside to perform winter clean-up and play. Before they do, remind them to look up and be alert for power lines and other electrical hazards. This is the best way to stay safe from electrocution—and even death.
Safety is our main focus at Twin County. We know accidents happen, but we continue to educate ourselves, our members, and children.
For more safety tips and information, visit SafeElectricity.org