Subject: File No. S7-45-10
From: Mark A Ramthun

February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011
The rules proposed under S7-45-10 may require the five appointed local Board members of Denison Municipal Utilities to register and submit to regulation under the rule as they would be deemed a "Municipal Advisor". I am strongly opposed to such a designation and requirement. These community leaders are appointed by elected officials and serve with very modest pay and no other compensation. It is difficult to find capable people who wish to serve their community in this capacity, and these rules would make it even more difficult. Since elected officals are excluded from the proposed rule, I feel the people they appoint to local Boards and Commissions should also be excluded. Any local offical whether elected or appointed should not be brought under the regulations of this rule.
Thanks for your consideration of my comments.
Respectfully, Mark Ramthun, General Manager, Denison Municipal Utilities, Denison, Iowa