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Fees

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Membership Fees

Here are the details about our membership fees.

Membership

Each applicant will be assessed a membership fee of $5.00.

Account Setup

The Cooperative will charge $25.00 for processing each service connection. A service connection is defined as any connection or reconnection which results in establishing a new account, or the transfer of an existing account on the books of the Cooperative.

Deposit

If a deposit is required, the deposit shall not exceed an amount equivalent to one-sixth (1/6) of the estimated annual billing. A deposit may be required if a member’s account has been disconnected for nonpayment. The deposit may be adjusted if the Cooperative believes that the deposit is insufficient.

Credit Check Fee

The Cooperative will use a credit bureau to determine the applicant’s credit rating and examine whether they have satisfactory credit. The applicant will be provided credit bureau contact information if the report indicates a non-satisfactory credit rating. A $4.00 fee is charged to obtain the applicant’s credit report.

Letter of Credit

In order to avoid the required deposit, you may be able to submit a valid letter of credit from a recent utility provider for the past 12 months with no more than one late payment. Ask your previous provider to send
the letter to info@magicvalley.coop.

Senior Citizen

In order to avoid the required deposit, you may submit identification proof that you are a senior citizen of at least 65 years of age.

Service Fees

Here are the details about our service fees.

Late Fee

The Cooperative may assess a one-time penalty, not to exceed five percent (5%) on each delinquent bill.

Returned Check

The Cooperative shall charge $30.00 for each check or other form of payment that is declined or returned to the Cooperative. Any member having a check or other form of payment declined two or more times in a 12-month period may be required to pay by cash, money order or certified check.

Remote Device

If any member is disconnected two (2) or more times in a twelve (12) month period or found to be tampering with their meter, they shall be required to pay for the installation of a remote disconnect/ reconnect device. The charge for this device is $145.00. This charge is in addition to any other fees such as trip fees, meter tampering fees or denial of access fees.

Remote Disconnection / Reconnect

The Cooperative will charge $45.00 for each operation of remote disconnect/reconnect device. This charge is in addition to any other fees such as meter tampering fees, denial of access fees or service fees.

Trip Fee

The Cooperative reserves the right to charge $100.00 for each trip to a member’s premises during normal working hours. For a trip made outside of the Cooperative’s working hours, a fee of $150.00 will be assessed.

Service Interruption

If payment is not received in our office before the disconnection date, your service may be interrupted. If disconnected, you will be required to pay all amounts due in order to reconnect service. Reconnect charges include a service fee of $100.00 if payment is received in our office before 3:00 pm, or $150.00 if payment is received in our office after 3:00 pm. You will also be required to pay a deposit equal to 1/6 of the annual billing. These additional charges as specified will be applied to your account and will need to be paid before reconnection.

Meter Tampering

The Cooperative will charge a meter-tampering fee of $250.00 if the meter shows any evidence of having been tampered with by any person, firm or corporation other than a Cooperative employee. A $500.00 charge will be assessed for each additional occurrence. Also, the member will be responsible for repair or replacement of damaged equipment, as well as any electrical usage. In addition, the member will be charged for all labor, material and equipment necessary to repair or replace damaged equipment due to tampering. The Cooperative may estimate usage based on the member’s previous usage history or usage levels of members under similar conditions.

Meter Testing

A member may request a test of their electric meter if they believe that the meter is not accurately reflecting their actual electric consumption. This test will be made at no charge to the member, provided the meter has not been tested during the previous four years. In the event a member requests a test more often than once in a four year period, and the meter is not defective, the member will be required to pay a charge of not more than $25.00.

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