From the Boardroom – March 2021

From the Boardroom by Dion Cooper, President & CEO

The Board of Directors held meetings on March 27 to conduct its regular monthly Board Meeting to discuss and review several agenda items and to conduct the Annual Meeting of Members. During the meetings, they approved the Minutes of the last Board meeting and accepted the reports of the Attorney, President and Vice Presidents. In addition, Southwest Arkansas Telecommunication & Technology also held a regular Board Meeting.

SWAECC Agenda Items Reviewed and Actions Taken

The Board approved the charge-off of inactive accounts for November 2019 through October 2020 for accounts with balances greater than $0.00 and a discontinued date prior to September 15, 2019.

The Board accepted a Patronage Capital Cash Retirement of $7,424.62 from National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC).

Changes to the Construction Policy were reviewed and approved.

Changes were approved to amend the Cooperative’s Pole Attachment Agreement and Addendum to include the states of Texas and Oklahoma and the placement of attachments.

The Board approved 96 new member applications making the total number of members to date 18,838.

SWAECC Annual Meeting Items Reviewed and Actions Taken

The Membership elected Andy Youngblood to serve as the Director representing Polk County.

SWATT Agenda Items Reviewed and Actions Taken

The President introduced Marty Allen as the General Manager for Southwest Arkansas Telecommunications and Technology, Inc., DBA Four States Fiber.

SWATT Annual Meeting Items Reviewed and Actions Taken

Officers for Southwest Arkansas Telecommunications and Technology, Inc., were duly elected during the Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

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