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WEST CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
PO Box 452
Higginsville, MO 64037-0452
**Light rental requirements: WCE’s service must be an overhead pole type on meter or transformer pole. Must be same property where the meter is located.
Connect date will be confirmed once application is processed. Connect date does not apply to new construction
Roundup Foundation Policy and Guidelines
West Central Electric Roundup Foundation Inc.
Policy and Guidelines
West Central Electric Roundup Foundation ("WCEF") will be funded by voluntary contributions of cooperative members for community, charitable and educational purposes, including emergency energy assistance.
Applications will be accepted from individuals or entities located geographically within the area served by the Cooperative. Organizations or individuals providing activities, programs, or benefits to people who live in the Cooperative geographic service area are eligible for funding consideration, even though the organization or individual resides outside the Cooperative geographic service area.
It shall be the responsibility of the WCEF board to evaluate funding requests and allocate contributions to accomplish the purposes and interest of these guidelines.
-WCEF board members will conduct themselves professionally and with diligence.
-If a board member is believed to not uphold the standard set by the WCEF board, that member can be removed with a full board vote, whereby the 8 remaining WCEF board members vote unanimously to do so.
Quorum will exist with two-thirds of the board members in attendance. Complete applications will be approved with two-thirds majority vote. Review of all applications will occur on_________. Results of the review will be provided in writing with ________ days of the board’s decision.
When a donation has been approved, the organization has one year to implement the project and request the disbursement of the donation. The WCEF board may allocate the donation directly toward a specific portion of an approved project. An invoice or statement showing proof of purchase or the cost of a project must be received from the organization before expenditures will be made from the WCEF fund. Whenever possible, requests for funding should be for projects being completed within 12 months following the board’s approval of the donation. Requests for funding for completed projects will be given lower priority.
Contributions shall not be made for the following:
-Political, lobbying, fraternal, labor organizations.
-Fund-raising dinners, raffles, and other events.
-Capital fund campaigns.
-National fund drives.
-Scholarship programs or individual scholarships.
-Uniforms or general sponsorships for league or traveling sports teams.
-Internal payroll expenses of an organization.
-Donations to organizations associated with a school district shall be limited to $10,000 per calendar year.
-Organizations or individuals located outside the Cooperative geographic service area requesting support for activities occurring outside the Cooperative geographic service area.
The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of all funding requests:
-Potential benefit to the area residents and the entire community; or,
-Level of the community support for the program or project or the organization requesting the funds; or,
-Fiscal and administrative capacity of the organization to deliver on proposed activities; or,
-Available balance of WCEF accounts; or,
-Provide predictable and evaluative results.
MAJOR FUNDING CATEGORIES
Funded activities shall:
-Include programs, projects, and organizations that provide important components of the community’s overall quality of life, with emphasis on the public safety, health care, self-sufficiency, and basic human needs; or,
-Enhance the cultural environment of communities.
Funded activities shall:
-Be designed to promote greater economic stability by helping to expand and diversify local economies, with emphasis on business retention and expansion, new business development, and tourism; or,
-Encourage cooperation among regional and community economic development organizations; or,
-Be designed to improve leadership, problem-solving skills, and empower people to become self-reliant in identifying solutions to local economic and social problems.
Education and Youth
Funded activities shall :
-Emphasize STEM, fine art, and educational programs; or,
-Be designed to combat critical social problems affecting our children and youth, with an emphasis on children and teens at risk; or,
-Promote physical wellness and encourage youth participation in physical and mental fitness activities.
Funded activities shall include:
-Promote community recycling and natural resource preservation.
-Promote community-based environmental quality education programs.
-Promote environmentally sensitive agricultural research programs and projects.
Emergency Energy Assistance
Funded activities shall be through:
-Local or statewide funds established by the state or an energy provider that collects and distributes money for low-income emergency energy assistance. Providing it meets the minimum Federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Programs’ Incentive Fund for Leveraging Non-Federal Resources.
Funded activities shall:
-Provide disaster relief in the form of food, clothing, shelter, clean up, repairs, and reconstruction in an emergency or following an accident, severe storm or other causes.
TERMS OF SERVICE
The undersigned (hereafter called the "Applicant") hereby applies for membership in and agrees to purchase electric energy from West Central Electric Cooperative (hereinafter called the "Cooperative") upon the following terms and conditions:
1. The Applicant will complete this application, which if accepted by the cooperative, will constitute the Applicant's membership. A Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number is required for membership/electric service, otherwise the maximum deposit will be required. When applicant provides a Social Security Number for identification, a Consumer Reporting Agency will be used for applicant verification purposes, and to establish deposit requirements. When applicant provides a Federal Tax Identification Number for identification, a Consumer Reporting Agency may be used. Based on information received, a deposit calculated in accordance with current policy and schedule of fees could be required before the meter will be connected. Said deposit (if any) will be refunded to the Applicant upon termination of service provided all accounts and obligations of the Applicant to the Cooperative have been paid in full, otherwise said accounts and obligations are to be deducted from the amount of said refund before returning same.
2. The Applicant will, when electric energy becomes available, purchase from the Cooperative all electric energy used on the premises described below, and will pay therefore monthly at rates to be determined from time to time in accordance with the bylaws and policies of the Cooperative; provided, however, that the Cooperative may limit the amount of electric energy to be furnished for industrial uses.
3. The Applicant certifies that the Service Type indicated above is the predominant use of electricity. If energy purchased results in a sales tax liability due to use other than stated, the Applicant assumes responsibility for remitting such tax due directly to the Director, Department of Revenue.
4. The Applicant will comply with and be bound by the provisions of the Charter, Bylaws of the Cooperative, Policies and Regulations as may from time to time be adopted by the Cooperative. The Applicant will cause his premises to be wired in accordance with wiring specifications approved by the Cooperative.
5. Service will be provided on a temporary basis, subject to the following: Formal and legal membership in West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. will not be extended until this Application for Membership has been approved and accepted by the Board of Directors. Your Application for Membership will be presented to the Board of Directors or the membership within 90 days, as per Article 1, Section 1 of the Bylaws.
6. The Applicant, as a condition of membership in the Cooperative, will grant an easement on and through their property to provide service extensions to self and other adjacent members as well as to perform necessary maintenance, service upgrades and periodic right-of-way re-clearing work and access to read and maintain meters.
7. Applicant agrees to pay all attorney fees and other fees involved in collection of account.
8. West Central Electric Cooperative members are automatically enrolled in the Operation Roundup Program. You may opt out of participation by checking the above box: Operation Roundup Opt Out.
9. Member service continuity, both single-phase and three-phase, is not guaranteed during regularly-scheduled maintenance, emergency repair, electrical fault conditions, inclement weather, or any other time. As a result, it is the member’s responsibility to implement loss of phase protection on their equipment. The cooperative is not responsible for any resultant damage from “single-phased” devices.
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** Type your name as you would sign it. If application is made for joint membership, both applicants must sign. Member will be called using one of the provided numbers prior to hookup. Connects are only performed during business hours 8:00-4:30 M-F.
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