Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
February 4, 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, February 4, 2020.
Present: President Jane Van Dyke, Vice President Jim Malinowski and Secretary Nancy Barnes Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Lena Wittler, Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Employee Resources Nichole Reitzenstein, Director of Communications Erica Erland, General Counsel John Eldridge, Senior Communications Manager Heather Allmain, ComCare Manager Gretchen Alexander, Marketing and Events Specialist Maxie Mayer, Customer Experience Manager Cameron Daline, Media Specialist Dameon Pesanti, and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Rick Marshall, Dale McLain and Terry Oliver (Materials A)
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 B) was approved as submitted.
Consideration of the Minutes of January 21, 2020
There were no corrections.
Public Comment – Non Agenda Items
Member of the public Rick Marshall shared his thoughts regarding the KGW video about resource adequacy in the northwest and the retirement of coal plants.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated February 4, 2020 from the District Auditor (Materials C):
Electric Revenue Fund – $8,506,056.26
Water Revenue Fund – $277,170.45
Generating System Fund – $237,263.95
For a total of $9,020,490.66
Consideration of Resolutions of Intent for LUD Nos. 1379 and 1387
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1379 and 1387.
Resolution No. 7589 – LUD No. 1379 – LaLonde Creek Estates
Resolution No. 7590 – LUD No. 1387 – Cody Property
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Van Dyke opened for public comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Barnes, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7589 and 7590 be adopted and a public hearing was set for March 3, 2020 (Materials F).
Race for Warmth Recap
Marketing and Event Specialist Maxie Mayer shared a recap of the Race for Warmth fundraising run/walk benefitting Operation Warm Heart (Materials D). Just over 1,500 walkers and runners participated, resulting in more than $63,000 in net proceeds to be contributed to Operation Warm Heart. The event continues to be a resounding success with contributions both monetary and in-kind from partners to help provide for event needs. Ms. Mayer thanked all the employee volunteers that participate in this event, without them it would not be possible.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Van Dyke reported on her attendance at the Western Public Agencies Group meeting.
Commissioner Malinowski asked staff to review and report on the Energy Northwest E3 report.
CEO/General Manager provided the board with a written legislative summary and let them know a discussion regarding the 2019 surplus would be on the March 17 meeting agenda.
There were no public comments.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 9:43 a.m.