Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
December 18, 2018
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, December 18, 2018.
Present: President Jim Malinowski, Vice President Nancy Barnes, Secretary Jane Van Dyke Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker, Information Services Systems Manager Jeff Groff and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Dameon Pesanti – Communications Contractor (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business. Commissioner Malinowski noted a quorum was present and the agenda (Materials B) was approved as submitted.
Consideration of the Minutes of December 4, 2018
There were no changes or 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 December 18, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $9,440,309.90
Water Revenue Fund – $528,971.39
Generating System Fund – $272.796.99
For a total of $10,242,078.99
Consideration of Board Reorganization for 2019
Commissioner Van Dyke moved to nominate Commissioner Barnes as President, Commissioner Van Dyke as Vice President and Commissioner Malinowski as Secretary, effective January 1, 2019. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Barnes and passed unanimously (Attachment C).
Discussion of 2019 Industry and Community Organization Assignments
Commissioners discussed current organization assignments and updates they wanted to make for 2019 (Materials D). Commissioner Barnes moved that assignments be as follows, Commissioner Van Dyke to be the primary representative for American Public Power Association, Columbia River Economic Development Council, Pacific NW Waterways Association and Washington PUD Association. Commissioner Malinowski will be the primary representative for Energy Northwest, Commissioner Barnes will be primary for Northwest Public Power Association and Columbia Springs all remaining organization assignments will remain the same. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Consideration of Resolutions of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1288, 1349, 1350, 1357 and 1358
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. 1288, 1349, 1350, 1357 and 1358.
Resolution No. 7505 – LUD No. 1288 – St. Johns Wood
Resolution No. 7506 – LUD No. 1349 – Harder Acres
Resolution No. 7507 – LUD No. 1350 – Glenwood Hollow PH 3
Resolution No. 7508 – LUD No. 1357 – Pleasant Hollow
Resolution No. 7509 – LUD No. 1358 – Legacy Mt. Vista PH 1&2
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Malinowski opened for public comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Barnes, seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7505 thru 7509 be adopted and a public hearing was set for January 22, 2019 (Materials E).
Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny addressed the board (Materials F). October had warmer and wetter weather resulting in electric revenues coming in above forecast. Ms. Ankeny reported that system sales were below budget and off system sales were above budget for the month. October residential sales were 95.7% of budget, commercial sales were 100.2% and industrial sales were 101.3% of budget. October ended with net income of $37,000 compared to a budgeted net income of $215,000. Year-to-date net income is $14.9 million ahead of budget. Ms. Ankeny also provided an update on conservation spending year-to-date.
The Water System ended October with 1,027 new customers year-to-date, which is a growth rate of 3.44%. The net income for October was $720,000, compared to a budgeted net income of $556,000. Year-to-date, the Water System net income is $2.7 million ahead of budget.
October Wholesale Operations Report
Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker addressed the board (Materials G). Mr. Haymaker updated the board on power supply, noting that Slice performed 6 aMW below prompt month and 11 aMW below budget forecasts. Our monthly loads were 8 aMW below budget forecast.
Mr. Haymaker provided updates on the River Road Generating Plant outage, Combine Hills near record low generation and the estimated financial impacts due to the Enbridge gas line rupture.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioners Barnes and Malinowski reported on their attendance at the Washington PUD Association annual meeting.
Commissioner Van Dyke reported on the interview progress for the new president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council and indicated they were nearing a decision.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Energy Northwest meeting held in Portland.
All three Commissioners wished staff a happy holiday season with their families and thanked them for all the work they do through the year.
CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson reported on the employee appreciation breakfasts that were held last week.
Director of Operations Dan Krebs provided a summary of outages from last week.
There were no comments.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the was meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.