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United Power presents rebate check to SVVSD

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By Ben Wiebesiek

    LONGMONT — United Power presented a check for $11,200 to the St. Vrain Valley School District during the school board’s Sept. 12 meeting.
    United Power community affairs representative Bill Meier said in addition to presenting the school district with the check, he also wanted to talk about the relationship between the two organizations.
    “Once a year, we have this opportunity to come before you, on behalf of United Power, and present the capital credit check, and that’s our purpose tonight,” Meier said. “But we’d also like to tell you of our relationship with the school district, and the privilege that we enjoy serving 19 meters — not 19 schools because some of those are sprinklers and the bus barn — but we do serve Erie High School, Mead High School, Frederick High School through our relationship with ... Frederick, and then all of the elementary and middle schools in Weld County.”
    Meier also served as the construction manager for United Power, getting electrical service installed for the new high school that opened this fall.
    “Finishing that project, it’s always a pleasure. And every time I drive by, and forever, I will consider it not only to be one of my last jobs, but a hallmark job we accomplished for the district,” Meier said.
    United Power board member Ginny Buczek thanked the district for its partnership, and the school board and its staff for the beautiful new high school in Frederick.
    “Not only that high school, but all of the investment you have made to the Weld County part of the school district,” Buczek said. “You’ve been responsive to the needs of growth, and I know how hard you had to work to find the funds, get the funds and build these schools. I am extremely grateful for my community.”