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The annual meeting of participating members of Rural Water District #1 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church, 1045 S. Hickory Street, Ottawa.  Ample parking is available on the west side of the building at 11th and Cedar Streets.  

Attendees are requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

The purpose of the annual meeting is to elect three directors to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors, to present the operating budget for 2021, and to transact any business presented at the meeting.

Three Board positions are up for election in 2021.  Slate of nominees:  Keith McAdoo, Ottawa; Karen Walburn, Ottawa; and Larry Endecott, Pomona.  Nominations will also be taken from the floor.

According to the District bylaws, "only participating members shall have the right to vote, and each participating member shall be entitled to a single vote, regardless of the number of Benefit Units to which he may have subscribed.  There shall be no proxy voting, and no dual ownership of Benefit Units for voting purposes.  A participating member may be an individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.

Participating members shall be owners of land located within the District who have subscribed to one or more Benefit Units, provided payment of charges are current on at least one of the Benefit Units."