[Watchdogs] Do Our Directors Represent PEC or TEC? (On Rescinding a 2002 Fuelberg Directive on Buying from TEC without Competitive Bidding)
milton.hawkins at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 22:53:44 CDT 2010
Watch the video of Monday's Board meeting, about the 3:30 point, where the
directors are discussing a resolution (copied below) to rescind Bennie
Fuelberg's directive that PEC purchase major items from Texas Electric
Cooperatives (TEC) without bidding, and ask yourself whom the directors are
representing, PEC or TEC.
After expressions of tender regard for TEC ("We are their business model."
"TEC is dependent on us." - Larry Landaker), and a display of confusion
about the effect of a newly adopted purchasing policy, the resolution was
As a result, though it has now been declared "moot," the Fuelberg directive
lives on at PEC, and TEC, an organization that has worked consistently
against extending basic rights to member-owners of cooperatives across the
state, is to be invited to come and make its case for its favored position
as sole-source provider for poles, wire, and transformers, the major items
Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc.
September 20, 2010
RESOLUTION (ID # 1350)
Recission of Resolution and Agreements to Purchase Materials
Without Competitive Bidding
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
THE COOPERATIVE, the May 22, 2002 Board resolution authorizing the
Cooperative "to purchase materials from Texas Electric Cooperatives US&S
whenever available, without going through the bid process" is rescinded,
Oct. 1, 2010, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any accompanying or subsequent alliance
agreements to purchase materials from Texas Electric Cooperatives and its
are likewise rescinded, effective Oct. 1, 2010, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Acting General Manager or his designee is
authorized to take such actions as needed to implement this resolution.
Milton Hawkins milton.hawkins at gmail.com 830-868-9075
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