Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
September 3, 2019
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, September 3, 2019.
Present: President Nancy Barnes, Vice President Jane Van Dyke Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Lena Wittler, Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny, Director of Information Services Mike Harris, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Director of Operations Gene Morris, Director of Communications Erica Erland, Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker, Human Resources Manager Nichole Reitzenstein, Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker, Senior Legal Counsel John Eldridge, Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Barnes called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business. Commissioner Malinowski was excused from the meeting. Commissioner Barnes noted a quorum was present and the agenda (Materials B) was approved as submitted.
Consideration of the Minutes of August 20, 2019
There were no changes or corrections.
Public Comment – Non Agenda Items
There were no comments.
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated September 3, 2019 from the District Auditor (Materials C):
Electric Revenue Fund – $6,812,561.72
Water Revenue Fund – $1,837,765.42
Generating System Fund – $542,243.29
For a total of $9,192,570.43
Consideration of Resolutions of Establishment of LUD Nos. 1368, 1371, 1372 and 1374
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1368, 1371, 1372 and 1374.
Resolution No. 7561 – LUD No. 1368 – Subdivision of Happiness
Resolution No. 7562 – LUD No. 1371 – Greenwood Short Plat
Resolution No. 7563 – LUD No. 1372 – NE 102nd Avenue
Resolution No. 7564 – LUD No. 1374 – Mirkwood Short Plat
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Barnes opened for public comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7561 through 7564 be adopted (Materials D).
Consideration of Bid Award No. 583 – Residential Revenue Meters
Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated September 3, 2019, detailing the bid results (Materials E). Commissioner Van Dyke moved to recommend that Bid No. 583 be awarded to the low evaluated bidder General Pacific Inc. for the estimated annual purchase of 2S and 12S Residential Revenue Meters for the full three-year contract amount of $1,115,085.00 plus applicable taxes. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny addressed the board (Materials F). July had warmer and wetter weather resulting in electric revenues coming in above forecast. Ms. Ankeny reported that system sales were below budget and off system sales were above budget for the month. July residential sales were 95.0% of budget, commercial sales were 97.9% and industrial sales were 97.2% of budget. July ended with a net income of $337,000 compared to a budgeted net income of $1.39 million. Year-to-date net income is $24.5 million compared to a budgeted net income of $14.1 million.
The Water System ended July with 572 new customers year-to-date which is a growth rate of 2.69%. There was a net income of $347,000 for July, compared to a budgeted net income of $499,000. Year-to-date net income is $683,000 compared to a budgeted net income loss of $348,000.
July Wholesale Operations
Manager of Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker addressed the board (Materials G). Mr. Haymaker updated the board on power supply noting that Slice performed below prompt month by 18 aMW and 29 aMW below budget forecasts. Loads were below budget for the month of July, power and gas prices showed some moderate strength and the heat rate was very strong. Combine Hills set a record for production in the month of July.
Mr. Haymaker reported that the Bonneville Power Administration rate cases have been completed and he provided a statewide, by utility, power rate increase update. Clark’s initial proposed power rate increase was over 3%, the final increase is 2.1% and the transmission rate increased by 6.5%.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Van Dyke reported on her attendance at the Columbia River Economic Development Council policy committee meeting.
There were no staff reports.
There were no additional comments.
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:05 a.m.