A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held in the Ed Fischer Operations Center, 8600 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, the 14th day of July at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Jim Malinowski, Vice President Nancy Barnes, Secretary Jane Van Dyke Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Director of Energy Resources Pat McGary, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker, ComCare Manager Gretchen Alexander, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, StreamTeam Program Coordinator Ashley King, Water Quality Manager Dan Charlson, Water Facilities Technician Troy Uskoski and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Steve Kern, Nancy Newell (Materials A)
The order of business recorded below reflects the published agenda (Materials B)
At 9:00 a.m., President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Consideration of the Minutes of June 23, 2015
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 July 14, 2015 from the District Auditor.
Electric Revenue Fund – $16,692,551.22
Water Revenue Fund – $3,012,229.17
Generating System Fund – $4,676,025.33
For a total of $24,380,805.72
Consideration of Resolution to Establish Water Meter Set Fees
Director of Water Doug Quinn reviewed the memo dated July 14, 2015 (Materials C). The new fees reflect the cost of service to provide meters in compliance with new regulations. The former models of water meters are no longer allowed to be used under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Water meters going forward will have lower lead content and use new technology including remote reading capability, the same process we use to read electric meters. Residential meter set fees increased in cost while larger meter costs decreased.
Mr. Quinn reported that he provided the new fees to the Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA) and they requested more details surrounding the fee calculation. That information was provided and no further comments were received from the BIA. The board thanked Mr. Quinn for pro-actively reaching out to them.
Commissioner Barnes moved to approve resolution No. 7196 revising the meter set fees as outlined; these fees will be effective July 14, 2015. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Consideration of Bid 972 Cascade Park 2; SE Briarwood 1000MCM & 1/0 Primary Reconductor
Materials & Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated July 14, 2015, which detailed the bid results (Materials D). Commissioner Barnes moved to recommend that Bid No. 972 be awarded to the low evaluated bidder DJ’s Electric Inc. of Brush Prairie, WA in the amount of $229,200.00 plus applicable taxes. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Van Dyke reported on her attendance at the Columbia River Economic Development Council.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Washington Public Utilities District Association Water Committee meetings.
ComCare Manager Gretchen Alexander provided the Board with an update about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) group intake pilot project (Materials E).
Commissioners were appreciative of the energy conservation information that was included in these group meetings and for working in creative ways to serve our customers.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:47 a.m. for a tour of the community solar project.