Bylaws changes that were proposed in the May issue of Country Lines magazine were approved by a vote of 32 to 29 at Ontonagon County REA’s annual meeting on June 21.

Most of the changes were basic language updates, but more significant ones included elimination of member voting by proxy; putting clarity in the Joint Membership, Member Responsibilities, and Right-of-Way Easement sections; adding a section on Removal of Directors; and giving the board more authority to amend the bylaws.

About 60 member-owners and their families attended the meeting in Chassell, where two directors were seated after an election conducted earlier by mail-in ballot. Unopposed incumbent Paul Koski (Ewen/Trout Creek District) was re-elected, and Thomas List unseated incumbent David Anderson.