Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
September 27, 2016
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 27th day of September at the hour of 9:00 a.m.
Present: President Nancy Barnes, Vice President Jane Van Dyke, Secretary Jim Malinowski, Commissioners; CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Finance Rick Dyer, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Operations Dan Krebs, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker, Senior Legal Counsel John Eldridge and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Mike Lyons and Doug Anderson (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).
Member of the public Doug Anderson shared with the board his recent experience installing power to a shop on his property. Mr. Anderson was very frustrated with the cost, utility process requirements, private contractor bids and the length of time the installation took. The board listened to his concerns and urged staff to work with Mr. Anderson on possible process improvements.
Consideration of the Minutes of September 13, 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 September 27, 2016, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $22,785,494.51
Water Revenue Fund – $178,579.34
Generating System Fund – $790,917.00
For a total of $23,754,990.85
Consideration of Intent to Establish LUD Nos. 1257 and 1261
CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson addressed the Board regarding the Intent to Establish Local Utility District Nos. for street lighting.
Resolution No. 7291 – LUD No. 1257 – Noble Meadows
Resolution No. 7292 – LUD No. 1261 – Hockinson Meadows
After the presentation by Mr. Nelson, Commissioner Barnes opened for comment. There being no public comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Malinowski, and it was unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7291 and 7292 be adopted and a public hearing set for October 25, 2016 (Materials C).
Consideration of Resolution for LED Street Light Rates
Director of Finance Rick Dyer presented the board with a resolution to adopt the new LED lighting schedules and rates for street lights (Materials E). These rates were presented at a public meeting on September 13, 2016 and staff has been very engaged with local municipalities while setting the rate schedules.
Commissioner Van Dyke moved to adopt rate schedule 94-LED, rate schedule 95-LED and rate schedule 96-LED as presented with an effective date of August 1, 2016. Commissioner Malinowski seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Director of Finance Rick Dyer addressed the board (Materials F). August had warmer, drier weather resulting in electric revenue above forecast. Mr. Dyer reported that both system sales and off system sales were above budget for the month. August residential sales were 111.6% of budget; commercial sales were 101% and industrial sales were 97.7% of budget.
August ended with $894,000 in net income, compared to a budgeted loss of $1.5 million. To date the annual net income for the Electric System is $16.4 million, compared to $4.9 million in the budget.
The Water System has added 533 new customers year to date resulting in a growth rate of 2.4%. The net income in August was $889,000 against a budgeted net income of $779,000. To date the annual net income for the Water System is $1.26 million, compared to a budgeted net income of $303,000.
August Wholesale Operations
Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker addressed the board (Materials G). Slice performed below prompt month forecast but above budget forecast. Loads were well above budget forecast as cooling degree days were above normal for the month. Prices started to show volatility mid-month.
The River Road Generating Plant will have a planned maintenance outage starting at the end of September.
Mr. Haymaker shared an overview of the upcoming power supply workshops that are planned for October 3 and 4, 2016.
The board thanked staff for its participation in the recent Washington PUD Association Water Workshop that was held in Vancouver. Commissioner Van Dyke and Malinowski both attended the Workshop.
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the Washington PUD Association meetings in Goldendale.
Commissioner Van Dyke reported that she has been appointed to the Columbia River Economic Development Council’s policy and legislation committee.
CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson asked Commissioner Barnes to draw a name that will be submitted to the Washington PUD Association (WPUDA) as a nominee for the Walkley Educational Scholarship. Commissioner Barnes drew Justin Pagel; his name will be forwarded to WPUDA for their drawing later in the year.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.