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Applicant understands and agrees, by signing below, the irrevocable, perpetual right and permission to freely enter upon Applicant’s real property at such time and with such vehicles or equipment as Cooperative may deem necessary, and a right-of-way easement on, over and upon said property for the purposes of construction, inspection, maintenance and operation of Cooperative’s electric system for the benefit of the Applicant and/or other Cooperative members, is hereby granted and conveyed unto the Cooperative, its successors and assigns. Applicant also agrees to execute a separate easement agreement, if required by Cooperative. Applicant understands and agrees that the Cooperative and contractor personnel and equipment, in the course of operating and maintaining its system, shall have free and unencumbered access to Applicant’s property along with the right to clear and control all brush, vines, shrubs, trees and tree limbs situated within the Cooperative power line right-of-way corridor utilizing mechanical methods and herbicide treatments.



No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this organization’s programs or activities.

Solely to help us comply with government record keeping, reporting and other legal requirements, please complete the following.Your participation is strictly on a voluntary basis.








The undersigned, whether an individual or husband and wife (hereinafter called the “Applicant”)1 hereby applies for membership in, and agrees to purchase electric energy from the Central Rural Electric Cooperative (hereinafter called the “Cooperative”) upon the following terms and conditions:

Membership
1. The Applicant will pay the Cooperative the sum of $50.00, which, if the Cooperative accepts this application, will constitute the Applicant’s membership fee. The Applicant will be charged a Service Initiation Fee that will be applied to their first bill. In addition, a security deposit may be required, which will earn interest and will be refunded after 12 consecutive months of prompt payment or service disconnect. A security deposit of $500.00 will be required for consumers with a poor credit rating according to the outside credit scoring service selected by the Board of Trustees. A $300.00 deposit will be required from consumers with a moderate credit rating. For a further explanation of fees, please visit www.crec.coop or call the Customer Service Department.
2. The Applicant will comply with and be bound by the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws of the Cooperative and such rules and regulations as may from time-to-time be adopted by the Cooperative.
3. The Applicant, by paying the membership fee, assumes no personal liability or responsibility for any debts or liabilities of the Cooperative, and it is expressly understood that under the law his private property is exempt from execution for any such debts or liabilities.
4. The Applicant hereby agrees that $3.12 of the amount paid for electricity each year is for a subscription to OKLAHOMA LIVING.
5. The Applicant will cause its premises to be properly wired in accordance with all applicable electrical codes. The Cooperative may refuse to connect, and may disconnect power to any service not meeting the codes.
6. Applicants may notify the Cooperative if they have a physical disability or are over the age of 65.

Payment
7. The Applicant will, when electric service becomes available, purchase from the Cooperative all the electric energy purchased for use on the premises described below, and will pay therefore monthly at rates to be determined from time to time in accordance with the Bylaws of the Cooperative; provided, however, that the Cooperative may limit the amount of energy which is shall be required to furnish to the Applicant. In the event the Applicant does not utilize the minimum amount of kilowatt-hours set by the Board of Trustees, the Applicant agrees to pay the minimum monthly payment set by the Board of Trustees.2
8. Applicant agrees that a 1.5% late fee will be added to the bill on all balances not paid by the due date. Unpaid bills become delinquent after the due date and the account may be subject to disconnect, a collection fee, and an additional deposit. Failure to receive bills does not extend payment dates. Applicant also agrees that should service be terminated due to failure to pay monthly bill, the Cooperative is not to he held liable for any damages incurred as a result of such termination.
9. Applicant pledges all interest in capital credits accrued or to be accrued in the name of the Applicant to the Cooperative as security to insure final payment to the Cooperative.

1 If Joint Applicant, the membership will be issued as Joint Tenancy with “Right of Survivorship” unless the Applicant notifies the Cooperative otherwise.
2 In the event the Applicant has signed a construction agreement to provide service to the premises, the construction agreement controls the agreement.


No Deposit! No Disconnection fees! Pay as little or as much as you want!

As a prepaid customer, the normal security deposit is not required. Normal membership fees do apply. Prepaid customers are not subject to normal collection fees. Payments can be made in any amount; however, service turned off due to a credit deficit will remain disconnected until the outstanding balance and a $25.00 minimum balance is paid.
Prepaid electric service requires your account to have a credit balance at all times. Electric service will be subject to immediate disconnection any time the account does not have a credit balance. Disconnections can occur anytime Monday through Friday. Medical conditions and or inclement weather will not postpone disconnection. Prepaid accounts are not eligible for payment arrangements. If a return payment is received the amount of the return item and the return payment fee of $25.00 will be charged to the consumer’s account immediately. If this causes the credit on the account to be exhausted, service will be subject for immediate disconnect. The cooperative has the right to decline payment by check if the account reflects two or more return payments in the last twelve months.
Prepaid accounts do not receive a paper billing statement. Account history such as energy usage, charges, and payments will be available via the interactive voice response system (IVR) at 866-681-9441 or via the Internet by visiting www.myusage.com. Notices of account activity and disconnection will be delivered to customer by e-mail or phone. Delivery method will be chosen by the consumer and will be the responsibility of the consumer to keep delivery method current. The pending disconnect notification will be required by the cooperative to stay active.
Payments can be made in the office, by mail, by phone, by kiosk, or through SmartHub. If you register on CREC.coop by clicking the online bill payment (e-bill) link, disregard any e-bill notifications you would receive because prepaid accounts are “billed” daily and the amount in the email would not be an up-to-date figure.
If service is terminated at the request of the consumer or the account was disconnected for nonpayment and remained disconnected for 10 days the account will be settled and final billed. Accounts will receive a refund of any remaining credit on the account and the membership fee. At the time of disconnect, a balance may remain owing if the consumer’s account has become negative. This in no way releases the consumer’s responsibility for the owning balance and will be deducted from the membership
fee at final billing.
The undersigned, whether an individual or husband and wife (hereinafter called the “Applicant”)1 hereby applies for membership in, and agrees to purchase electric energy from the Central Rural Electric Cooperative (hereinafter called the “Cooperative”) upon the following terms and conditions:

Membership

1. The Applicant will pay the Cooperative the sum of $50.00, which, if the Cooperative accepts this application, will constitute the Applicant’s membership fee. In addition, the Applicant will be charged a Service Initiation Fee and a monthly $5.00 prepaid fee. A $25.00 minimum balance is required to start prepaid service. No deposit required.
2. The Applicant will comply with and be bound by the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws of the Cooperative and such rules and regulations as may from time-to-time be adopted by the Cooperative.
3. The Applicant, by paying the membership fee, assumes no personal liability or responsibility for any debts or liabilities of the Cooperative, and it is expressly understood that under the law private property is exempt from execution for any such debts or liabilities.
4. The Applicant hereby agrees that $3.12 of the amount paid for electricity each year is for a subscription to OKLAHOMA LIVING.
5. The Applicant will cause its premises to be properly wired in accordance with all applicable electrical codes. The Cooperative may refuse to connect, and may disconnect power to any service not meeting the codes.
6. The Applicant will, when electric service becomes available, purchase from the Cooperative all the electric energy purchased for use on the premises and will pay at rates to be determined from time to time in accordance with the Bylaws of the Cooperative.
7. Applicant pledges all interest in capital credits accrued or to be accrued in the name of the Applicant to the Cooperative as security to ensure final payment to the Cooperative.2

1 If Joint Applicant, the membership will be issued as Joint Tenancy with “Right of Survivorship” unless the Applicant notifies the Cooperative otherwise.
2 In the event the Applicant has signed a construction agreement to provide service to the premises, the construction agreement controls the agreement.


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