Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
April 3, 2018
A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the Operations Education Center, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 3rd day of April at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Jim Malinowski, Vice President Nancy Barnes, Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Water Engineering Manager Russ Knutson, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Customer Field Representative Kathy Weston and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Don Steinke, Don Boyes (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Commissioner Van Dyke was excused from the meeting.
Member of the public Don Steinke shared some details from the National Climate Assessment report and some of his personal beliefs about the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Mr. Steinke asked each board member if they agreed with the report and what more Clark County could do to reduce emissions. Commissioners Barnes and Malinowski shared their thoughts concerning these topics.
Consideration of the Minutes of March 20, 2018
There were no changes or corrections.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated April 3, 2018, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $17,812,454.73
Water Revenue Fund – $534,604.69
Generating System Fund – $55,506.49
For a total of $18,402,565.91
April Service Award Presentation
Director of Finance Rick Dyer introduced Kathy Weston, Customer Field Representative. Kathy was recognized for 25 years of service.
Consideration of Resolutions of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1285, 1322 and 1323
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. 1285, 1322 and 1323.
Resolution No. 7435 – LUD No. 1285 – The Cove at Vancouver Lake
Resolution No. 7436 – LUD No. 1322 – Velvet Acres PH 1
Resolution No. 7437 – LUD No. 1323 – Legacy Place PH 2
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Malinowski opened the public hearing for comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Barnes, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7435 – 7437 be adopted and a public hearing was set for May 1, 2018 (Materials C).
Consideration of Resolution to Transfer the Mountain Glen Satellite Water System
Water Engineering Manager Russ Knutson reviewed the memo dated March 27, 2018 outlining the City of Camas’ request to take over the Mountain Glen Satellite Water System. This request is in conjunction with a new subdivision that is adjacent to the system and will encompass the land where the well is located. The City of Camas approved the Intergovernmental Agreement for the transfer at their March 19, 2018 City Council meeting, staff is recommending the board do the same.
Commissioner Barnes moved to declare the Mountain Glen Satellite Water System as surplus and authorize the general manager to enter into an agreement for the transfer to the City of Camas. Commissioner Malinowski seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Barnes provided input to Commissioner Malinowski regarding the Energy Northwest candidates for both the inside and outside director positions.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Moss Adams audit entrance interview and the Washington PUD Association Water committee meeting.
There were no staff reports.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 9:34 a.m.