Electric cooperative needs to reduce salaries, benefits

To the editor:

Being one of many who own a cabin or lake lot on Lake Benton, we have watched our electric bills from Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative increase to a $40 minimum per month year around.

The neighboring electric co-op to the south has a $15 minimum charge.

They have a seven-member board for their monthly meetings.

Why is it that Lyon-Lincoln needs nine board members and an attorney at their monthly meetings when they have half the members?

It’s time board members reduce salaries and benefits of the top paid office employees or else merge with another electric co-op.

Electricity is no longer penny cheap when it costs 85 cents per kilowatt.

Darwin Reyne