Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
April 21, 2020
A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held at the Electric Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Present: CEO/General Manager Lena Wittler and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Present via conference call: President Jane Van Dyke, Vice President Jim Malinowski, Secretary Nancy Barnes Commissioners, Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Employee Resources Nichole Reitzenstein, Director of Communications Erica Erland, Director of Operations Gene Morris, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker, General Counsel John Eldridge, Media Specialist Dameon Pesanti.
Press representatives: None
Others present via conference call: Rick Marshall, Don Steinke and Monica Zazueta
At 9:00 a.m., President Van Dyke called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business. Commissioner Van Dyke noted a quorum was present and the agenda (Materials A) was updated to move the Executive Session to the end of the meeting.
Consideration of the Minutes of April 7, 2020
There were no corrections.
Public Comment – Non Agenda Items
There were no comments.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated April 21, 2020 from the District Auditor (Materials B):
Electric Revenue Fund – $22,066,006.52
Water Revenue Fund – $834,314.04
Generating System Fund – $72,628.32
For a total of $22,972,948.88
Consideration of Emergency Community Response Extension
CEO/General Manager Lena Wittler review the memo dated April 21, 2020 (Materials C) requesting board approval to extend the temporary guidelines for the Operation Warm Heart, Senior Rate Credit and Guarantee of Service programs through June 30, 2020.
Commissioner Barnes moved to extend the Emergency Community Response measures under the Operation Warm Heart, Senior Rate Credit and Guarantee of Service programs through June 30, 2020. Commissioner Malinowski seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Barnes asked for an update on the Public Power Council Executive Meeting, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury shared that the meeting consisted of a review of the materials sent out ahead of time.
Commissioner Van Dyke thanked all employees for adapting so well to the remote working environment.
CEO/General Manager Lena Wittler shared that the utility had been recognized again for the RP3 Diamond designation. She thanked staff for working hard to achieve this designation. Ms. Wittler also provided the board with an update on utility staff working remotely.
There were no public comments.
With no public comments to come before the board the meeting was recessed into executive session at 9:30 a.m. in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act. RCW 42.30.110 (1)(i) – To discuss potential litigation. The executive session was expected to last no longer than 15 minutes and no action was taken during the executive session.
Commissioner Van Dyke reconvened the public meeting at 9:45 a.m. to extend the executive session until 9:55 a.m.
Commissioner Van Dyke reconvened the public meeting at 9:55 a.m.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 9:57 a.m.