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Thats enough

Leavenworth, IN

#1 Mar 26, 2010
RECC/EKP IMPORTANT NEWS

IRS Form 990-schedule 3 2008
EKP President Total Compensation =$537,604 Robert Marshall (Mind you this is for an estimated 45 hours per week)
David Eames $284,886, John Twitchell $286,108, James Lamb Jr.$309,277, Gary Crawford $258,078, Barry Mayfield $249,540, Gerard Bordes $232,577, Stacy Barker $189,739, Robert Weigott $196,067, David Smart $210,136.

South Ky Rural Electricís Allen Anderson $265,522, Ruby Patterson$129,243, Steve Conover $98,770, Jeffrey Greer $142,356.

Remember this is 2008 numbers, theyíve had a raise since then.

Does this seem correct for a non profit organization? They continue to increase rates, while they live high on the hog. The president of the U.S.ís salary is $400,000. Does this seem fair to you? People on fixed income are living on under $10,000 a year and trying to afford very high electric bills.

Just want your comments and voice.

P.S. In 2007 Mr. Roy Palk (East KY Power employee) took home in compensation and contributions to employee benefit plan and deferred compensations plans an astounding $851,255.
Thatís all for now.
RECC Member

Somerset, KY

#2 Mar 26, 2010
Good post, That's enough. I hope RECC employees see this post. I agree, it DOES NOT seem correct for a non profit organization. Oh yeah, they sure are making a BIG profit with what they made on people's bills this year. And I bet a good portion of their salary comes from that money.
And what about the folks earning minimum wage and the elderly on a small monthly pension? It certainly isn't fair at all.
I expect prompt service whenever something goes wrong...last year, in Feb., we had a severe storm. I was without power for 3 days,$200 worth of food went bad, what a waste. They want their money on time but yet don't really care about the customer.
I say this because of their attitude of when I called to report loss of power. Acted like I was a bother. I like KU much better.
Hugawolf

London, KY

#3 Mar 26, 2010
Bump this one

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#4 Mar 26, 2010
I have been trying to find the appropriate address in which to file a formal complaint about these bills from SK-RECC for two days. Does anyone know who to contact?

The bills for this household are extremely out of range. I want answers to WHY my bill keeps climbing even after I've done everything (AND MORE) to keep them down. My last months bill just came in and it's only $10.00 lower than the highest one I had over the winter, but here's the kicker: The heat has been COMPLETELY turned off for more than half of the month.

Anyone else having this issue, or is it just us? It does no good to simply complain on Topix, so I want to send correspondence to the right agency. Does anyone out here in Topix World have the proper contact info that you could pass my way? Thanks!
Hugawolf

London, KY

#5 Mar 26, 2010
Joy Bullock is the director of Public Affairs for SKY RECC.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#6 Mar 26, 2010
Hugawolf wrote:
Joy Bullock is the director of Public Affairs for SKY RECC.
Thanks for the info, Hugawolf. But I'm leaning more toward contacting someone NOT within the RECC framework itself. I thought that there was a "regulatory commission" of some sort, or am I wrong?

Sending duplicate correspondence to multiple agencies would not be a bad idea in itself however... I'm dead serious about this issue.
Katie

London, KY

#7 Mar 26, 2010
This post is smart and well informed. My granny is on ssi and is 84 years old.She lives in a single wide mobile home and never turns her heat above 70 degrees. So I would like for someone from RECC to explain to me how her bill could be $305 for one month. That is freaking ridiculous. They seem to be ripping people's backsides out while they live high on the hog. My Granny draws $675 a month. She doesn't get food stamps, no other assistance, she can't pay bills like that and eat. I had to buy her groceries this month(not that I am complaining, she's fed me all my life)because she had to pay her bill. I hope those people sleep well at night.(NOT) I hate RECC so much for that, that when I was looking for a place to live I made sure it was in the KU district. They're getting enough money from my family.
Hugawolf

London, KY

#8 Mar 26, 2010
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the info, Hugawolf. But I'm leaning more toward contacting someone NOT within the RECC framework itself. I thought that there was a "regulatory commission" of some sort, or am I wrong?
Sending duplicate correspondence to multiple agencies would not be a bad idea in itself however... I'm dead serious about this issue.
Well then, just Google the Kentucky Public Service Commission in Frankfort. That's where it starts.
OBAMA

Pineville, KY

#9 Mar 26, 2010
The answer is simple One Big A$$ Mistake America (Obama) He has caused this with his tyrannical stance against Kentucky Coal.

Level 8

Since: Sep 08

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#10 Mar 26, 2010
Thats enough wrote:
RECC/EKP IMPORTANT NEWS
IRS Form 990-schedule 3 2008
EKP President Total Compensation =$537,604 Robert Marshall (Mind you this is for an estimated 45 hours per week)
David Eames $284,886, John Twitchell $286,108, James Lamb Jr.$309,277, Gary Crawford $258,078, Barry Mayfield $249,540, Gerard Bordes $232,577, Stacy Barker $189,739, Robert Weigott $196,067, David Smart $210,136.
South Ky Rural Electricís Allen Anderson $265,522, Ruby Patterson$129,243, Steve Conover $98,770, Jeffrey Greer $142,356.
Remember this is 2008 numbers, theyíve had a raise since then.
Does this seem correct for a non profit organization? They continue to increase rates, while they live high on the hog. The president of the U.S.ís salary is $400,000. Does this seem fair to you? People on fixed income are living on under $10,000 a year and trying to afford very high electric bills.
Just want your comments and voice.
P.S. In 2007 Mr. Roy Palk (East KY Power employee) took home in compensation and contributions to employee benefit plan and deferred compensations plans an astounding $851,255.
Thatís all for now.
WOW - Just , WOW - Maybe I'll go to that picnic this year and borrow some money from these fellers - WOW - How does someone get to be worth that much ??-

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#11 Mar 26, 2010
Hugawolf wrote:
<quoted text>Well then, just Google the Kentucky Public Service Commission in Frankfort. That's where it starts.
Thank you Hugawolf. Much appreciated! I'm going to pen that letter today. We all deserve answers. And I was waiting until the weather turned so I could compare bills. I realize that the cost of the coal dictates (or is SUPPOSED to dictate) what our rates are, but I'm noticing a disturbing trend here.

I might also state, that it didn't take long for someone to throw the Obama card into the ring, did it? LMBO! Obama did not cause my bill to jump like a rabbit and not hit the ground again when it got warmer.(This is within a 4 to 5 month period of time).. I'm so weary of people laying back and tossing him into every negative circumstance. He's not the "excuse", lol.
Someone

London, KY

#12 Mar 26, 2010
Another thing to remember alot of the employees drive company vehicles that furnish their gas at our expense.
RECC Member

Somerset, KY

#13 Mar 26, 2010
Someone wrote:
Another thing to remember alot of the employees drive company vehicles that furnish their gas at our expense.
So could this explain the "Fuel Adjustment" charge on our Electric bill? I've often wondered what that meant. Either way, it's a joke..adjustment alright..an excuse to collect more $$$
Sam

Jamestown, KY

#14 Mar 26, 2010
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
I have been trying to find the appropriate address in which to file a formal complaint about these bills from SK-RECC for two days. Does anyone know who to contact?
The bills for this household are extremely out of range. I want answers to WHY my bill keeps climbing even after I've done everything (AND MORE) to keep them down. My last months bill just came in and it's only $10.00 lower than the highest one I had over the winter, but here's the kicker: The heat has been COMPLETELY turned off for more than half of the month.
Anyone else having this issue, or is it just us? It does no good to simply complain on Topix, so I want to send correspondence to the right agency. Does anyone out here in Topix World have the proper contact info that you could pass my way? Thanks!
I called and ask them why my bill was almost 400.00. They said because it was cold. I said, What does that have to do with anything. I was told because I used more electric with my electric heat. I said, I have a wood stove and wood fireplace. It took her a minute and then she replied, I have your house listed as electric use. I said, Is that how you determine how to charge folks. She didn't have an answer for that. I can't see how people can afford bills like this. My job has been cut to part time. How can those people sleep at night when they are taking food from my kids mouth.

Level 8

Since: Sep 08

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#15 Mar 26, 2010
Someone wrote:
Another thing to remember alot of the employees drive company vehicles that furnish their gas at our expense.
A LOT of driving - But they always use the "on call" excuse -

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#16 Mar 26, 2010
"Sam", that's a real mind bender now... So they have us categorized? I see a twist here that I don't like. Did you have to pay the entire bill, or did it ever get adjusted?(I know, that was a really stupid question, wasn't it)?
;{
Someone

London, KY

#17 Mar 26, 2010
Yep, but when you see their wives, gf's and kids In there driving down the highway you know their off duty but WE are paying for their gas.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#18 Mar 26, 2010
Someone wrote:
Yep, but when you see their wives, gf's and kids In there driving down the highway you know their off duty but WE are paying for their gas.
In that instance, I'd jot down the plate number, the date AND time of day, plus the location where you've seen them. Report it to multiple departments within the RECC company at once. Won't do any good if it hits only one desk where there's a brick wall stopping the report. Nothing can be done unless someone does it, right?
VIP

Middlesboro, KY

#19 Mar 26, 2010
I'm afraid a lot of people are blaming things on someone else when a lot of it is their own fault. I had the HVAC man at my house and he told me that a lot of people will turn their heat down during the day and come in at the evening and turn it up to warm things up and automatically turn their AUX heat on, which sucks the elecric big time. So far my heat bill hasn't been to bad. This months was only a few dollars higher than last months. So I really don't have anything to complain about. Compare your bills with the ones the same months of last years. You will notice in the last couple months we're getting a minus on the surcharge. Did you notice that? I did. If not for that they would be a lot more.
And to those that are on call, I feel sorry for you because you are working a 24/7. My son in law worked 24/7 and he would get called out sometimes in the early morning hours just to turn someone's electric on because they let it get turned off. Would you enjoy going out at about 1 am to McCreary County or Columbia and turn some electric on because someone had just paid their bill to get it turned back on? I doubt that. Sometimes he would be out till 3 or 4 in the morning and go back to work at 8. Then when we had the ice storm he was working long, long hours because a lot were without electricity. We want to complain about it but sometimes we don't know what is involved in keeping us with heat and air...... Just like my water bill, yes it went up and I looked for a leak first and we had one but they had also been estimating our bill because of the cold weather. They won't open the meters because they're afraid it will cause them to freeze. I dare say a lot had larger bills for their water. No one has complained about it yet I guess.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#20 Mar 26, 2010
"VIP", as I stated in the previous post I made, my heat was turned in the OFF position. It was not adjusted daily, nor was it used for the better part of the month that this bill applies to.. Plus, the bills I have from last year were reviewed for comparison as well. Sometimes 1+1 doesn't equal 2. This is one of those cases, and it appears I'm not the only one with a bad calculation..

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