A 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 26th day of July at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Nancy Barnes, Vice President Jane Van Dyke, Secretary Jim Malinowski, Commissioners; Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Senior Policy and Contracts Analyst Brenna Moore and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: Marvin Case
Others Present: Mike Lyons, Donna Roberge (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Barnes called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business and the board approved the agenda as the order of business. (Materials B).
CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson was excused from the meeting.
Consideration of the Minutes of July 12, 2016
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 12, 2016, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $10,533,339.39
Water Revenue Fund – $636,386.13
Generating System Fund – $852,310.98
For a Total of $12,022,036.50
Consideration of Resolutions of Establishment of LUD Nos. 1243 and 1248
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the Board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1243 and 1248 for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7275 – LUD No. 1243 – Granada 6 Plat
Resolution No. 7276 – LUD No. 1248 – Clear Sky’s Estate 3 PH 1-3
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Barnes opened the public hearing for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7275 and 7276 (Materials C) be adopted.
Consideration of Declaration of Surplus Property of Decommissioned Well Sites in La Center
Director of Water Doug Quinn reviewed the memo dated July 19, 2016 outlining the request for a declaration of surplus property (Materials D). Staff is recommending that the Board declare by motion three parcels of land in La Center as surplus to the current and future needs of the utility and authorize sale of the three lots as a single transaction.
Commissioner Malinowski moved to declare parcels 258910-000 TL 47, 258913-000 TL 50, and 258968-000 TL 106 as surplus and authorize the sale of these lots as a single transaction. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Consideration of Declaration of Surplus Property of Decommissioned Well Site Valley View Lots
Director of Water Doug Quinn reviewed the memo dated July 19, 2016 outlining the request for a declaration of surplus property (Materials E). Staff is recommending that the Board declare by motion two parcels of land located in Valley View Estates as surplus to the current and future needs of the utility and authorize sale of the two lots as a single transaction.
Commissioner Van Dyke moved to declare parcels 118257306 Lot 4 and 118257308 Lot 5 as surplus and authorize the sale of these lots as a single transaction. Commissioner Malinowski seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Director of Finance Rick Dyer addressed the board (Materials F). June had warmer and drier weather on average. Mr. Dyer reported that both system sales and off system sales were above budget for the month. June residential sales were 109.2% of budget; commercial sales were 100.4% and industrial sales were 101.6% of budget.
June ended with $2.169 million in net income, compared to a budgeted loss of $18,000. To date the annual net income for the Electric System is $15.7 million, compared to $8.4 million in the budget.
The Water System has added 434 new customers year to date resulting in a growth rate of 2.61%. The net income in June was $188,000 against a budgeted net income of $34,000. Mr. Dyer reported that the annual net income for the Water System is $743,000 ahead of budget.
Commissioner Van Dyke reported on her attendance at Columbia River Economic Development Council meeting and her attendance at the Clear Air Rule presentation in Olympia.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Washington PUD Association Meetings.
Senior Policy and Contracts Analyst Brenna Moore reviewed the utility’s Clean Air Rule comments that were submitted to Washington Department of Ecology (Materials G).
Director of Engineering Cal Morris provided a report to the Board on slated system improvements. In the next five years the utility will add two substations and increase capacity at the King and Carborundum Substations (Materials H).
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned at 11:04 a.m.