A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the District offices, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 11th day of August at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Jim Malinowski, Secretary Jane Van Dyke Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Directors of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury and Pat McGary, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Manager of Dispatch Services Don Pape and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Steve Kern (Materials A)
The order of business recorded below reflects the published agenda (Materials B)
At 9:00 a.m., President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Commissioner Barnes was excused from the meeting.
Consideration of the Minutes of July 28, 2015
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 July 28, 2015 from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $5,098,404.99
Water Revenue Fund – $577,184.64
Generating System Fund – $406,522.16
For a total of $6,082,111.79
Consideration of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1218, 1219 and 1222
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the Board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. 1218, 1219 and 1222 for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7197 – LUD No. 1218 – Lacamas Prairie Estates PH 2
Resolution No. 7198 – LUD No. 1219 – Granton Park PH 2
Resolution No. 7199 – LUD No. 1222 – Velveteen Meadows PH 3-7
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Malinowski opened for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke seconded by Commissioner Malinowski and it was unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7197-7199 be adopted and a public hearing was set for September 8, 2015 (Materials C).
Dispatch Remodel Review
Director of Operations Dan Krebs addressed the board (Materials D) with a preview of the dispatch command center remodel. The dispatch center was last remodeled in 1997 and requires updates to comply with NERC physical and cyber security standards. The workspace and media wall technology has also become obsolete and will be upgraded to current equipment. Minor upgrades will be made at the backup dispatch center at the Carol Curtis Well Field. A preview of costs was provided but a formal budget proposal will be presented to the board at a future meeting along with a detailed timeline for the remodel.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Van Dyke reported on her attendance at the Public Power Council meetings.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Northwest Public Power Association Power Supply Workshop, he was happy to see so many Clark Public Utilities staff members in attendance.
Commissioners Malinowski and Van Dyke appreciated number of staff members that attended the event at Columbia Springs last week.
Director of Finance Rick Dyer updated the board on potential equipment upgrades in the remittance portion of office services; a formal presentation and funding request will be done at a future board meeting.
CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson reported that the Cayenta mock go live went well; there were no major concerns and staff is still working with the mid-September go live date.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:41 a.m.