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Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting

Barton Water Supply Corporation P.O. Box 272 Gordon, Texas 76453 254-693-5258 bartonws@sbcglobal.net Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday Shaye Trigg, Administrative Assistant Josh Nolte, Maintenance Operator Board of Directors Larry Angerhofer, President Wayne Blue, Vice-President Eli Stockstill, Secretary/Treasurer Kay McAfee Janice Wood James Scott Glen Ritter Russell Stowe
January 18, 2017
Dear Member,
It is once again time for the annual meeting of the Barton Water Supply Corporation. Therefore, it is time for you, as a member of the Corporation, to participate in the election of board members to fill positions either vacated or expired. The 43rd Annual Meeting will be held before the Regular Meeting on April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the BWSC office at 101 Mt. Zion Rd. Gordon, Tx 76453.
State Law has mandated our procedures for our annual meetings and we must abide by Sections 67.0051 - .0054 and 67.007 of the Texas Water Code which became effective September 1, 2011. There is no longer the necessity for proxies and no nomination forms will be sent out with this notice. You are still encouraged to apply for either of the two positions that become vacant on the Board of Directors by requesting and filling out a Ballot Application which has been mandated by the State and approved by the Board of Directors. These Director Candidate Application Forms will be available at the office or can be provided by mail or electronically upon your request. Barton Water Supply Corporation is a member-owned corporation, and each member should serve at least one term (three years) on the Board of Directors to better understand the workings of the system. All Director Candidate Application Forms are due in the office no later than February 23, 2017 in order to be on the Official Ballot.
There are two positions on the Board that need to be filled. Each of these positions will have a term of three years as the normal term for a Director to serve is three years. The two nominees with the highest number of votes will fill the positions for the three-year terms.
Voting will be done on an official ballot that will be mailed to you at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. All names submitted on properly completed application forms shall be included on this ballot. Candidate Qualification Statements will also be included with the ballots but only the ballot will be returned. If there are unopposed candidates, the board may declare the candidates elected and certify in writing by resolution that the candidates are unopposed (T.W.C. Sec. 67.0055(a)). The Board will direct that the resolution be posted at the Corporation’s main office as soon as practical. The resolution also will be read into the record at the annual meeting. We hope you will participate in this nominating process because the members elected to the Board will be representing you and your corporation. We thank you for your interest in Barton Water Supply Corporation and look forward to your attendance at the Annual Meeting on April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Remember, BWSC is owned by its members and run by its members and needs its members to take active roles in order to keep providing water for all of us.