ST. MATTHEWS, SC (WIS) - After three days of emotional meetings, customers voted overwhelmingly to fire the embattled Tri-County Electric Coop board of trustees on Saturday.
In all, 1,452 votes cast were to fire the remaining board members, with only 30 voted against their firing. Additionally, customers approved new bylaws by a vote of 1,322 to 155.
The vote comes after customers made multiple attempts to face board members this week. Each time, however, the board did not show up. On Friday, the sheriff and others escorted a frustrated contingent to the boardroom to face them. In response to the heated gatherings, Saturday brought a large crowd of over 1,000 people to participate in the vote.
In a letter released by the cooperative Saturday evening, the company says customers will be able to vote on new board members later this year.
You can read the full letter here.