Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 22 NO. 10  -  October 2019

CEO Report


Another project currently going through much of our service territory and beyond is the work happening on Scenic Hwy 46. There is a group between the multiple communities along Scenic Hwy 46 that have been meeting to discuss what Hwy 46 needs to be. There are many attractions in our service territory, the Scenic 46 area is full of them. One idea coming out of these meetings is building bike trails that would connect the communities along 46. We have multiple resorts and camping locations scattered along 46, also there are destinations like the Lost Forty, CC Camps, POW Camps, many lakes and businesses galore. This group is looking for input to grow our communities and using our Scenic Hwy 46 is a tool to assist us in doing so.

These are two fine examples of the great work going on in our community. This work lines up well with our Cooperative Principle #7, Concern for Community. After all, we serve the community that created North Itasca Electric Cooperative.

I understand new services and upgrades continue to come through the doors. I would encourage you, if you need anything done, contact us sooner than later. We have a small, but hardworking crew! At the same time there are only so many hours in the week. Factor a few outages in there, and we must be creative to get everything done in a week. My hats off to the hard work of our crews, keep up the safe work.

Our office professionals are always extremely busy with yearly tasks. This fall is no different, our professionals use extreme caution to ensure accuracy in everything they do. October is the time of the year to break out the spreadsheets and prepare the next yearís budget. This is a huge job that seems to touch everyone at the Cooperative. ím thankful to have outstanding professionals to work with at North Itasca Electric!

Until next month when I can hopefully update you on a hunt or two, or maybe a fishing trip. I had the chance to catch the Homecoming Parade in Bigfork. Great work on the floats, good luck this season.

By your side,