Record crowd attends Clay RWS meeting

Record crowd attends Clay RWS meeting
A record crowd attended the Clay Rural Water System's 27th annual meeting March 11 at the St. Agnes School auditorium in Vermillion.

Over 125 members heard reports from officers and staff, who reviewed the system's financial and operating statistics for 2005. Updates were given on two major construction projects � the Greenfield Supply Project and the South Union Expansion Project.

Terry Plucker of the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems, gave a review of security upgrades undertaken by Clay RWS with assistance from South Dakota Rural Water.

The results of the recent district elections were announced. Three members of the board of directors were re-elected for three-year terms. John Haver of Wakonda was re-elected in District I, Tom Manning of Beresford was re-elected in District II and Randy Erickson of Spink was re-elected in District III. In addition, Duane Holoch of Vermillion was elected to fill the unexpired term of a director who resigned in District I.

Following the annual meeting the board re-organized and elected officers for the coming year. Rick Peterson of Vermillion was elected president, Haver was elected vice-president and Glenn Nelson of Meckling, secretary-treasurer.

Clay Rural Water is a member-owned, non-profit water system that provides water service to 1,740 locations in Clay, Union and portions of Yankton, Turner and Lincoln counties.

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