A special meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the District offices, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 6th day of January at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Jim Malinowski, Vice President Nancy Barnes, Secretary Jane Van Dyke, Commissioners; Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Director of Energy Resources Pat McGary, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Senior Manager of Customer Accounts and Energy Services Larry Blaufus, and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Steve Kern
The order of business recorded below reflects the published agenda (Materials B)
At 9:00 a.m., Vice President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Consideration of Board Reorganization
Commissioner Barnes stated that reorganizing board offices is an annual process done at the first meeting of the new year and that it generally follows a set rotation of board officers. With that, Commissioner Barnes introduced a motion nominating Commissioner Malinowski as President, herself as the Vice President and newly elected Commissioner Van Dyke as the Secretary. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke, and passed unanimously. (Attachment C).
Consideration of the Minutes of December 23, 2014
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 6, 2015 from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $34,341,526.38
Water Revenue Fund – $5,048,457.46
Generating System Fund – $20,204,442.10
For a total of $59,594,425.94
Consideration of Resolutions of Establishment for LUD Nos. 1204, 1205 and 1207
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the Board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1204, 1205 and 1207 for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7159 – LUD No. 1204 – Valley Estates
Resolution No. 7160 – LUD No. 1205 – Pacific Oaks PUD PH 3&4
Resolution No. 7161 – LUD No. 1207 – The Fountains
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Malinowski opened the public hearing for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Barnes, seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7159-7161 (Materials D) be adopted.
Discussion of 2015 Committee Assignments
The next order of business was a discussion of committee assignments for 2015 (Attachment E). Assignments were agreed upon as follows: Commissioner Barnes will represent the Utility with the American Public Power Association and Northwest Public Power Association; Commissioner Malinowski will represent the Utility at the Washington PUD Association, Energy Northwest and Columbia Springs with Commissioner Van Dyke representing the Utility at the Columbia River Economic Development Council. CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson will be the representative with the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Pacific NW Waterways Association. Director of Energy Resources Pat McGary will be the Utility representative for the Public Power Council and on the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Malinowski commented on the dramatic increase in individual local customers’ solar installations referenced in a recent update from staff. He noted that he looks forward to seeing the output data from these installations. He also expects to have upcoming discussions regarding the impact this may have on capacity planning and cost of service analyses.
There were no staff reports
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned to executive session at 9:45 a.m. to discuss potential litigation No formal action was taken during the executive session. The Board reconvened in a public meeting at 10:14 a.m. and with no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.