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 10th day of May at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: Vice President Jane Van Dyke, Secretary Jim Malinowski, Commissioners; CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Senior Manager of Large Industrial/Conservation Planning Larry Blaufus, Communication Services Manager Heather Allmain and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Rick Syring, Nancy Newell (Materials A)
The order of business recorded below reflects the published agenda (Materials B)
At 9:00 a.m., Vice President Van Dyke called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business.
Commissioner Barnes was excused from the meeting.
Consideration of the Minutes of April 26, 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 May 10, 2016 from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $11,865,903.81
Water Revenue Fund – $110,189.31
Generating System Fund – $781,917.24
For a total of $12,758,010.36
Consideration of Establishment of LUD Nos. 1244 and 1247
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the Board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1244 and 1247 for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7264 – LUD No. 1244 – Winston Estates Resolution
No. 7265 – LUD No. 1247 – Pleasant View Estates PH1
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Van Dyke opened the public hearing for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Malinowski, seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7264 and 7265 (Materials C) be adopted.
Consideration of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1249 and 1250
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the Board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7267 – LUD No. 1249 – Parkers Abby PH 1
Resolution No. 7268 – LUD No. 1250 – Anna Marie Lane
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Van Dyke opened for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Malinowski, seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke and it was unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7267 and 7268 be adopted and a public hearing was set for June 14, 2016 (Materials D).
Consideration of Resolution for the 2015 Annual Conservation Report
Senior Manager of Large Industrial/Conservation Planning Larry Blaufus presented the 2014-2015 Conservation Achievement Report (Materials E). The report, required by the Energy Independence Act, detailed the utility’s conservation results as they compared to the biennial target adopted in 2013. The utility’s conservation target of 10.03 aMW was established using the Utility Analysis Option. In the reporting period, the utility far exceeded the target with total electricity savings of 15.85 aMW.
During his presentation Mr. Blaufus also shared the results of a survey sponsored by Seattle City Light that showed Clark Public Utilities’ conservation programs to be some of the most cost effective. This study detailed the cost per kilowatt hour saved and compared residential and non-residential sectors cost efficiency and data management. The survey included 13 utilities both private and public and Clark Public Utilities ranked near to top in all categories.
Commissioner Malinowski moved to approve the adoption of the utility’s 2014-2015 Conservation Achievement annual report in accordance with the Energy Independence Act. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at Energy Northwest meetings last month and noted that he was able to attend all of the committee meetings. Commissioner Van Dyke reported on her attendance at the Public Power Council meetings, which included a presentation regarding Energy Northwest.
Communication Services Manager Heather Allmain highlighted the success of the 25th annual Home & Garden Idea Fair (Materials F). She noted that while the event has evolved over the years, the goals have remained the same and staff continues to focus on engaging with customers, providing information about utility programs and building loyalty and trust through in-person interaction.
Without the more than 200 employee volunteers, full support from utility leaders and the committee of staff from departments across the utility, the event would not be possible. General Manager/CEO Wayne Nelson thanked the HGIF team and Ms. Allmain especially for all the hard work required to produce such a large-scale event with continued success.
General Manager/CEO Wayne Nelson updated the board on maintenance progress at the River Road Generating Plant.
Other Business before the Board
Member of the public Nancy Newell updated the board on the plan for a petition to be circulated for the closure of Columbia Generating Station. She said the group sponsoring the petition is planning for it to be on the ballot in November.
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 9:58 a.m.