Manager’s Message — May 2020
We Continue to Adapt Through COVID-19
Dear Co-op Community Members:
This past month has definitely been a time of change and adaptations. At Lane Electric, our staff continues to balance the executive orders from Gov. Kate Brown while also ensuring our members have electricity to work, learn and continue daily life from home.
Our main office will remain closed through May 15, due to updated orders from Gov. Brown. Please continue to contact us via phone or email, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If you experience an outage, we are here to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We continue to respond to outages and ask that if you see our linemen working, please do not approach them. If they need to talk with you, they will maintain a safe 6-foot distance away from you. They are restricted on the work they can do, but we appreciate their efforts to keep our members’ lights on.
Our communication to our meters is not always perfect, and accurate bills are important. If we are unable get a read, we may contact you to help us. If you are unable to help with a meter read, we will estimate your bill and adjust it when we can obtain a good read. Thank you, Lane Electric members, for your help!
We pride ourselves on being able to do what is best for all members. Lane Electric does not have a one-size-fits-all approach to our service. If you are faced with serious illness or job loss, we help our members when they call. Please contact us so we can work with you!
Each year, we look forward to the opportunity to get out and visit members throughout our district. Sadly, this year needs to look a little different.
Our annual meeting is Monday, June 22, but our district meetings will be postponed. The details of this meeting are still in the planning stages, due to restrictions that may still be in effect on our scheduled date. We will keep members up to date on the logistics of this meeting. We may be required to video the meeting this year. We hope to get out and see you all this fall, when we will schedule our district meetings.
Please continue to stay safe and check our website for any updates. We look forward to seeing you in person soon!