— NOTICE —

2021 ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

BLUE STAKES OF UTAH 811

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Bylaws and the Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act that the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members of Blue Stakes of Utah 811 will be held as follows::

Date: Wednesday September 15, 2021
Location: The Gathering Place at Gardner Village
1100 West 7800 South #23
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Time: 9:00 a.m.

 

Agenda for the meeting will include:

  • A buffet breakfast will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
  • Amended Articles of Incorporation Vote (see below for more info)
  • Election of four (4) Directors, one for each of the following utility classifications (see below for more info):
  • Local Telephone Carriers / Fiber Optics;
  • City and Municipality Owned Utilities;
  • Cable Television; and
  • Gas/Oil/Petroleum Gathering and Transmisison
  • Review of the current financial status of Blue Stakes of Utah 811
  • Transact any other business that may be properly brought before the Members of Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Please register by Tuesday, September 7, 2021 if you plan on attending the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members of Blue Stakes of Utah 811.

Only Members of record as of the close of business on August 16, 2021 will be notified of the 2021 Annual Meeting of Members and entitled to vote. Members of record are only entitled to vote for a Director in their utility classification of membership. Additionally, Members are required for all previous years’ fees to be paid in full on or before fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the annual meeting in order to vote.

Voting will be done using an online voting system (ElectionBuddy.com) prior to the Annual Meeting. Ballots will be emailed directly to each contact responsible to vote on behalf of the member. This ballot will include voting on the Articles of Incorporation Amendment, as well as the elections of the four (4) Director positions.

More information on the Articles of Incorporation Amendment and the Director nominees can be found below.

Sincerely,
Jeff Hansen, Dominion Energy Utah
Secretary
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Please Register here for the 2021 Annual Meeting

Blue Stakes Business – Information on Voting items

Vote on Amended Articles of Incorporation:

These Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation have been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors and are being recommended to the full association membership for approval and adoption. The notable change is to update the purpose section wording to include our dual purpose of not only processing locate requests, but also to provide damage prevention education. This additional detail and description may allow Blue Stakes to update its IRS status from being a 501(c)6 to a 501(c)3 entity, which could potentially bring cost savings to both Blue Stakes and its membership. Additionally, there was some minor wording cleanup for clarity.

Please see the Marked-up version showing the changes in-line with the changes here: AoI_Proposed_20210915_Markup.pdf

Or you can view a clean copy of the proposed version here: AoI_Proposed_20210915_Clean.pdf

Election of Members of the Board of Directors:

Members of record are only entitled to vote for a Director in their utility classification of membership.

  • Local Telephone Carriers / Fiber Optics Utility Classification

  • Keith Perkins, UTOPIA (incumbent – on Board since March 2015)

  • Currently unopposed

  • Cable Television Utility Classification

  • Paul Harvey, Comcast (Incumbent – on Board since January 2005)

  • Currently unopposed

  • City and Municipality Owned Utilities Utility Classification

  • Nick Kryger, Salt Lake City Public Utilities (Incumbent – on Board since March 2018)

  • Currently unopposed

  • Gas/ Oil / Petroleum Gathering and Transmission Utility Classification

  • Bob Checketts, Kern River Gas Transmission (Incumbent – on Board since July 2013)

  • Currently unopposed


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