2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 199. Citizens utility board.
199.07 Duties of directors.


199.07 Duties of directors. The board shall have the following duties:


(1) To establish the policy of the corporation regarding appearances before regulatory agencies, legislative bodies and other public authorities, and regarding other activities which the corporation has the authority to perform under this chapter.


(2) To employ an executive director under s. 199.075 who shall have the following powers and duties, subject at all times to the direction and supervision of the board:


(a) To implement the policy established by the board under sub. (1).


(b) To employ and discharge employees of the corporation.


(c) To supervise the offices, facilities and work of the employees of the corporation.


(d) To have custody of and maintain the books, records and membership rolls of the corporation under this chapter.


(e) To prepare and submit to the board annual and quarterly statements of the financial and substantive operations of the corporation, and financial estimates for the future operations of the corporation.


(f) To attend and participate in meetings of the board as a nonvoting director.


(g) To file annually with the board a current financial statement which includes the information required under s. 199.12 (4).


(h) To exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as the board delegates.


(3) To hold an annual meeting of the membership on a date and at a place within the state to be determined by the board under s. 199.08.


(4) To assure preparation of:


(a) Up-to-date membership rolls.


(b) Quarterly statements of the financial and substantive operations of the corporation.


(c) An audit of the corporation's books at least once each fiscal year. The audit shall be by a certified public accountant.


(d) An annual report of the corporation's financial and substantive operations. The corporation shall prepare the report at the close of the corporation's fiscal year and shall distribute the report to each member and to each public library in the state.


(e) An annual report on the past and projected activities and policies of the corporation. The corporation shall present the report to the membership at the annual membership meeting.


(5) To establish and make available to the public a written policy on the availability and distribution of all records required to be kept by the corporation under this chapter.


(6) To carry out all other duties and responsibilities imposed upon the corporation and the board under this chapter.


(7) To establish a policy on consumer education concerning utility service costs and benefits and methods of energy conservation by any of the following methods, without limitation because of enumeration:


(a) Presentation of energy conservation training sessions open to the public.


(b) Preparation and dissemination of newsletters and other informational material on utility service costs and energy conservation.


(c) Installation and advertisement of a toll free telephone line service to answer citizen inquiries on utility service costs and energy conservation.


(8) To publicize the activities of the corporation under sub. (7).

199.07 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 72.

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