Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
October 19, 2021
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, October 19, 2021.
Present: Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson
Present via digital conference (phone or video): President Jim Malinowski, Vice President Nancy Barnes and Secretary Jane Van Dyke Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Lena Wittler, Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Information Services Jeff Groff, Director of Communications Erica Erland, Director of Employee Resources Nichole Reitzenstein, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Operations Gene Morris, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, General Counsel John Eldridge, and Media Specialist Dameon Pesanti.
Press representatives: None
Others present via digital conference (phone or video): Cathryn Chudy, Don Steinke, Alona Steinke, Monica Zazueta and Rick Marshall
At 9:00 a.m., President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business. Commissioner Malinowski noted a quorum was present and the agenda was approved as presented (Materials A).
Member of the public Don Steinke provided comment on an article regarding Portland General Electric in the Utility Dive.
Member of the public Alona Steinke provided comment on electric vehicle use in China and she urged Clark Public Utilities to prepare for electric vehicle charging in Clark County.
Member of the public Cathryn Chudy provided comment on the climate talk getting underway at the United Nations and her concerns regarding Climate Change. Ms. Chudy thanked the Utility for conservation measures to date but urged Clark Public Utilities to do more.
Member of the public Monica Zazueta provided comment regarding climate change and her concern for the future, she urged Clark Public Utilities to stop using the River Road Generating Plant.
If members of the public have provided the utility with written comments, copies of these comments in their entirety may be obtained by contacting Margaret Anderson at [email protected] or 360-992-3378.
Consideration of the Minutes of October 5, 2021
There were no changes.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated October 19, 2021 from the District Auditor (Materials B):
Electric Revenue Fund – $11,215,646.01
Water Revenue Fund – $978,045.44
Generating System Fund – $39,557.77
For a total of $12,233,249.22
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Barnes reported on the Columbia Springs Hooked event.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Key Account Forum and the Washington PUD Association budget meeting.
CEO/General Manager Lena Wittler reminded Commissioners about the upcoming Washington PUD Association Legislative briefings. Ms. Wittler will work with the Association to be sure each Commissioner that wants to participate can.
There were no public comments.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 a.m.