Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
January 16, 2018
A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the Operations Education Center, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 16th day of January 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, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: None (Materials A)
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 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 December 19, 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 January 16, 2018, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $50,936,315.97
Water Revenue Fund – $7,267,186.71
Generating System Fund – $22,206,376.96
For a total of $80,409,879.64
Consideration of Resolutions of Establishment of LUD Nos. 1300, 1308 and 1309
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1300, 1308 and 1309.
Resolution No. 7425 – LUD No. 1300 – Fifth Plain Creek PH 2&3
Resolution No. 7426 – LUD No. 1308 – Quail Grove
Resolution No. 7427 – LUD No. 1309 – Prairie Crossing
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Malinowski opened the public hearing for comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7425 – 7427 be adopted (Materials C).
Consideration of Resolutions of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1305 and 1312
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. 1305 and 1312.
Resolution No. 7428 – LUD No. 1305 – Fields Hollow PH 1 & 2
Resolution No. 7429 – LUD No. 1312 – Hidden Crest PH 3 & 5-9
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Malinowski opened the public hearing for comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7428 and 7429 be adopted and a public hearing was set for February 20, 2018 (Materials D).
Consideration of Resolution for Sole Source Designation – Flow-Tech /Courtney & Nye
Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated January 16, 2018 (Materials E). The River Road Generation Plant (RRGP) is requesting a sole source designation for the purchase of four radio frequency generators to be used as an alternative to the current chemical injection process for biological growth and silica control in the RRGP cooling tower. Should the trial period prove successful, this technology could replace the current chemical solution that is costly and potentially hazardous for employees.
Flow-Tech has the patent for this technology and Courtney & Nye, Inc. is the only Power and Industrial representative for Flow-Tech in our region. For this reason, staff is recommending the approval of the sole source designation for the purchase of four radio frequency generators, following a successful completion of the trial period.
Commissioner Van Dyke moved to approve the sole source designation with Flow-Tech/Courtney & Nye, Inc. as presented, Commissioner Malinowski seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioners Malinowski and Van Dyke reported on their attendance at the Public Power Council meetings.
Commissioners Malinowski and Van Dyke reported on their attendance at the Washington PUD Association Meetings and the Legislative Reception they attended in Olympia.
CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson provided the board with an update regarding the proposed carbon tax bill and its impacts to Clark Public Utilities in its current state. Mr. Nelson also shared with the board staff’s planned course of action. The board supports staff’s plan and asked for updates as the process moves forward.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 9:56 am.