Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
February 5, 2019
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 5, 2019.
Present: President Nancy Barnes, Vice President Jane Van Dyke, Secretary Jim Malinowski Commissioners, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Communications and Employee Resources Lena Wittler, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker, Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker, Transmission and Distribution Manager Ben Feliz and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: None (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Barnes called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business. Commissioner Barnes noted a quorum was present and the agenda (Materials B) was approved as submitted. CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson was excused from the meeting.
Consideration of the Minutes of January 22, 2019
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 February 5, from the District Auditor (Materials C):
Electric Revenue Fund – $19,074,466.29
Water Revenue Fund – $223,441.47
Generating System Fund – $225,510.70
For a total of $19,523,418.46
Consideration of Bid Award No. 562 – Distribution Wood Poles
Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated February 5, 2019, detailing the bid results (Materials C). Commissioner Van Dyke moved to recommend that Bid No. 562 be awarded to the low evaluated bidder, McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., in the amount of $288,863.00 plus applicable taxes. Commissioner Malinowski seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Consideration of Bid Award No. 565 – Line Clearance: Clark Substation #1, #2, #4 & #5
Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated February 5, 2019, detailing the bid results (Materials D). Commissioner Malinowski moved to recommend that Bid No. 565 be awarded to the low evaluated bidder, Kemp West, Inc., in the amount of $365,400.00 plus applicable taxes. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Energy Northwest meetings. Due to his recent appointment to the Executive Board, Commissioner Malinowski stated he should step away from the participants review board position. This board assignment belongs to Clark Public Utilities and should be reassigned, after discussion Commissioner Van Dyke will take his place on the participants review board for 2019.
Commissioners Van Dyke and Barnes congratulated Commissioner Malinowski on his appointment to the Executive Board at Energy Northwest.
Commissioners discussed Washington PUD Association committee assignments, updates to those assignments will be forwarded to the association.
Director of Communications and Employee Resources Lena Wittler and Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker provided updates on legislative activities.
There were no comments.
The board recessed to executive session at 9:45 a.m. in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act, RCW 42.30.110 (1)(g) – to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee. It was noted that no action would be taken and the session would last until 10:30 a.m.
Commissioner Barnes reconvened the public meeting at 10:39 a.m. stating that no action was taken during executive session.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.