Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
January 22, 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, January 22, 2019.
Present: President Nancy Barnes, Vice President Jane Van Dyke, Secretary Jim Malinowski Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, 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 Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, 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, Senior Civil Engineer – Water Barry Lovingood and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Therese Hampton – Executive Director, Public Generating Pool, Rick Syring, Don Steinke, Linda McLain, Dale McLain, Alona Steinke, Jean Avery and Pat Freiberg (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.
Consideration of the Minutes of January 8, 2019
There were no changes or corrections.
Public Comment – Non Agenda Items
Don Steinke would like to see Clark Public Utilities be more aggressive with regard to conservation. He also asked that the board discuss carbon legislation and outline their stand on the legislation during a public meeting.
Alona Steinke would like to see us get to 100% clean energy and feels that Clark Public Utilities elected officials have a great power in their ability to communicate this to others.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated January 22, from the District Auditor (Materials C):
Electric Revenue Fund – $16,082,252.13
Water Revenue Fund – $1,092,824.58
Generating System Fund – $557,265.98
For a total of $17,732,342.69
Consideration of Resolutions of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1351, 1352, 1356, 1359, 1360 and 1361
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. 1351, 1352, 1356, 1359, 1360 and 1361.
Resolution No. 7510 – LUD No. 1351 – NE 60th Street
Resolution No. 7511 – LUD No. 1352 – Luca Glen
Resolution No. 7512 – LUD No. 1356 – Austin Heritage PUD PH 1B
Resolution No. 7513 – LUD No. 1359 – Springtime Estates
Resolution No. 7514 – LUD No. 1360 – Ridgeport Estates Cluster
Resolution No. 7515 – LUD No. 1361 – Benko Subdivision
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Barnes opened for public comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7510 through 7515 be adopted and a public hearing was set for March 5, 2019 (Materials D).
Consideration of Resolutions of Establishment of LUD Nos. 1288, 1349, 1350, 1357 and 1358
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1288, 1349, 1350, 1357 and 1358.
Resolution No. 7516 – LUD No. 1288 – St. Johns Wood
Resolution No. 7517 – LUD No. 1349 – Harder Acres
Resolution No. 7518 – LUD No. 1350 – Glenwood Hollow PH 3
Resolution No. 7519 – LUD No. 1357 – Pleasant Hollow
Resolution No. 7520 – LUD No. 1358 – Legacy Mt. Vista PH 1&2
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Barnes opened the public hearing for comment. Member of the public Don Steinke commented that he would like to see developers turn off these lights when not in use. There being no further comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7516 through 7520 be adopted (Materials D).
Consideration of Bid Award No. 558 – On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation System
Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated January 22, 2019, detailing the bid results (Materials E). Commissioner Malinowski moved to recommend that Bid No. 558 be awarded to the low evaluated bidder, Process Solutions, Inc. for a 300 pound/day unit, in the amount of $359,500.00 plus, applicable taxes. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
E3 Study Update
Therese Hampton – Executive Director, Public Generating Pool, provided the board with an overview of the study done by Energy+Environmental Economics on the resource adequacy in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Hampton provided a high level review of how the study was developed, who participated, and the regional needs as they relate to capacity, transmission and renewables.
The board thanked Ms. Hampton for the presentation and her work in the region with the Public Generating Pool members.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioners Malinowski and Van Dyke reported on their attendance at the Washington PUD Association meetings and the legislative reception.
Commissioner Van Dyke reported that she testified at the hearing on Senate Bill 5116, and that the Columbia River Economic Development Council has hired a new president.
Commissioner Barnes reported on her attendance the Economic Forecast Breakfast.
CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson provided the board with a recap of staff activities surrounding the current legislative session. Mr. Nelson asked if the board would take a yes position on Senate Bill 5116 if it had a reasonable cost cap and if Initiative I-937 would no longer be in effect. Following discussion, the board agreed that they would support the bill if the cost cap were reasonable and there would no longer be a financial impact from Initiative I-937 to the utility.
There were no comments.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.