A fiery crowd shouts at Tri-County Electric Co-Op board members to resign at meeting

A fiery crowd shouts at Tri-County Electric Co-Op board members to resign at meeting

(WIS) - A fired-up crowd at a special meeting today regarding board members of Tri-County Electric Co-Op.

Attorneys with Chappell, Smith, and Arden posted this video as they were at the meeting to receive an update in a class action lawsuit.

In May, a Richland County man, Roy C. Smith, filed a class action lawsuit against Tri-County Electric Co-Op seeking to represent all of the customers who paid bills to the co-op from May 22, 2015, to the present date and excludes any board members, trustees, or employees.

Allegations of excessive compensation for Tri-County board members have prompted customers to circulate a petition for their removal from office.

According to tax filings, six of the nine board members have received in excess of $100,000 per year in compensation since 2004.

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