Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
April 4, 2017
A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the Electric Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 4th day of April at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Jane Van Dyke, Vice President Jim Malinowski, Secretary Nancy Barnes Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Manager of Energy Services Debbie DePetris, Energy Services Counselor Amber Hall, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: None (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Van Dyke called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Consideration of the Meeting Agenda
There were no changes or corrections (Materials B).
Public Comment on Non Agenda Items
There were no comments
Consideration of the Minutes of March 21, 2017
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 4, 2017, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $22,041,490.94
Water Revenue Fund – $642,643.11
Generating System Fund – $346,322.58
For a total of $23,030,456.63
Consideration of Resolutions of Intent to Establish LUD No. 1284
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. 1286 and 1287, for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7363 – LUD No. 1286 – Pleasant View Estates SP
Resolution No. 7364 – LUD No. 1287 – Hidden Crest PH 1
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Van Dyke opened for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Barnes, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski, and it unanimously carried that Resolution Nos.7363 and 7364 be adopted and a public hearing was set for May 2, 2017 (Materials C).
Consideration of Interlocal Agreement with Clark County for the Overhead Electric Line Relocation – NE 119th Street Road Project
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board (Materials D). Mr. Morris reviewed the agreement with Clark County with the board, specifically the impacts of the Buy America requirements on this project. This interlocal agreement outlines construction and payment responsibilities for any work performed by Clark Public Utilities and any rework required due to the Buy America requirements. Commissioner Malinowski moved to approve the interlocal agreement with Clark County for the overhead electric line relocation – NE 119th street road project, as presented. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Recap of the Community Energy Efficiency Program
Manager of Energy Services Debbie DePetris introduced Energy Services Counselor Amber Hall, Ms. DePetris thanked Ms. Hall for her work on the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP).
Ms. DePetris provided an overview of CEEP which included the goals and eligibility requirements of the program. Ms. Hall followed with a summary of how an Energy Services Counselor works with our customers in conjunction with the program to help identify weatherization needs of the home and program eligibility of the customer. The presentation (Materials E) ended with a summary of the energy savings results, cost allocation and customer appreciation of the program.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
There were no commissioner reports.
Director of Water Doug Quinn provided an update on his attendance at the Washington PUD Association Water Committee meetings.
Director of Information Services Mike Harris provided an update about the utility’s cyber security status and planned improvements (Materials F). Mr. Harris noted that while we take significant measures to protect our systems from outside breach, threats remain and it’s important that all employees stay vigilant and think before they click on links or attachments in email.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.