Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC) plans an early morning power outage for approximately 240 Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members. The power interruption will begin on Sunday, July 10, 2022, from 5:30 a.m. until approximately 7:00 a.m.
Members who reside in the following areas will be affected:
Trousdale Ferry Pike Stonewall Road Ben Gentry Lane Club Springs Road Smith's Road Pea Ridge Road Bellar Hollow Road Kirby Lane
You have to wonder why weather forecasters need to state the obvious. They remind us to stay out of the sun, wear light clothing, drink plenty of fluids, and take frequent breaks if we "mustbe outdoors in this heat." When hot, humid 'air you can wear' hits you in the face the minute you step outside, it's a no-brainer; run back inside, sit in front of a fan and drink ice water. But you have no choice if your job requires you to be outdoors when it's 100 degrees. You become an expert on staying comfortable and safe because your life depends on it. Our forecaster friends warn us to pay attention to our health while concentrating on our outdoor work.
Not that it gets any more comfortable with experience. Our UCEMC linemen ride in buckets to get up-up-up to where the heat is unbearable. They wear fire-retardant (FR) protective, long-sleeved clothing, thick rubber gloves, sleeve coverings, and unventilated hard hats. This required personal protective equipment (PPE) causes them to drip with sweat as they work with electricity.
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UCEMC NOTICE OF DIRECTORS TO BE ELECTED
In accordance with Article IV, Section 4.05 of the Bylaws of the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, hereinafter called “cooperative,” notice is given of three impending vacancies on the Cooperative’s Board of Directors due to expiring terms of three incumbent directors.
One directorate term will expire in District One and one director will be elected or re-elected from District One. One directorate term will expire in District Three and one director will be elected or re-elected from District Three. One directorate term will expire in District Four and one director will be elected or re-elected from District Four.
Directorate District No. One consists of the areas served by the cooperative in Smith, Dekalb, Macon, and Wilson Counties.
Directorate District No. Three consists of the areas served by the cooperative in Overton, Clay, Fentress and Pickett Counties.
Directorate District No. Four consists of the areas served by the cooperative in Jackson County.
Any member meeting the qualifications for director as specified in Article IV, Section 4.02, of the Cooperative’s Bylaws may petition to become a candidate for election to the Board of Directors. Any candidate for director must file a qualifying petition with the Secretary of the Cooperative, Alan Pippin, or with the Cooperative’s General Manager, Jennifer Brogdon, on or before June 12, 2022.
Request for information maybe made to any of the cooperative’s offices located at:
1794 West Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38503; Tel. 800-261-2940
1085 N. Grundy Quarles Highway, Gainesboro, TN 38562; Tel. 800-261-2940
138 Gordonsville Highway, South Carthage, TN 37030; Tel. 800-261-2940
907 Main Street North, Carthage, TN 37030; Tel. 800-261-2940
A Credentials Committee, appointed, meeting, and acting in accordance with Article IV, Section 4.07 of the Cooperative’s Bylaws, will determine the eligibility of each petitioner to become a qualified candidate.
If required to comply with Article IV, Section 4.11 of the Cooperative’s Bylaws, a district directorate election will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM in the cooperative’s office in each directorate district. Early voting will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM in the cooperative’s office in each directorate district.