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May 2008 Board Meeting Minutes

 

May 15, 2008

 

 

                        The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Omaha Public Power District was held in the Board Room on the Atrium Level of Energy Plaza East, on May 15, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.

 

                        Present were Directors M. J. Cavanaugh, N. P. Dodge Jr., J. K. Green, G. C. Hall, A. L. McGuire,  J. R. Thompson, F. J. Ulrich and D. D. Weber.  Also present were W. G. Gates, President; M. C. Bodammer, Corporate Secretary; and S. G. Olson and S. M. Bruckner, General Counsel for the District.  Mr. Ulrich, Board Chair, presided, and Mrs. Bodammer, Corporate Secretary, recorded the minutes.  Other members of Management present were D. J. Bannister, T. J. Burke, A. J. Minks, C. P. Moriarty, D. F. Widoe, G. R. Williams, J. J. Hanson, and M. R. Jones.  Others present were R. K. Michel, president of I.B.E.W. Local Union #763; and two customer-owners and employees of the District.

 

                        The Corporate Secretary read the following:


 

“Notice of the time and place of this meeting was publicized by notifying the area news media; by  publicizing  same in the Omaha World-Herald and Outlets; by  displaying  such  notice on the Arcade Level of Energy Plaza since May 9, 2008; and by mailing such notice to each of the District’s Directors on that same date.

 

“A copy of the proposed agenda for this meeting has been maintained, on a current basis, and is readily available for public inspection in the office of the District’s Corporate Secretary.

 

“Additionally, a copy of the Open Meetings Law is available for inspection in the public meeting book located in this meeting room.”          


 

                        It was moved and seconded that the Board has reviewed the March 2008 Comprehensive Financial and Operating Report and that the minutes for the last meeting be approved.  The vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

 

Thereafter, the Corporate Secretary read the following:

 

“Persons wishing to address the Board on a particular item are asked to approach the microphone as that agenda item is discussed.  Comments will be heard following Board discussion of the item and prior to a vote by the Board.”

 

                        The following resolutions were then read, and upon motion duly seconded, were placed on roll call.  The vote on each resolution is indicated following the description of that resolution.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5694 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2790 – Ash Haul Roads Paving Nebraska City 2 – to U. S. Asphalt Co. in the amount of $297,990. The discussion was led by Director Hall who stated the District’s engineer, HDR, conducted a cost-benefit analysis and recommended that asphalt be used to pave the District’s private road which will be used by plant personnel and contractors on a daily basis.  Director Thompson inquired whether the cost of any road damage would be shared with the NC2 Participants.  Vice President Widoe replied that, since the road will be used to transport ash between Nebraska City Station Unit 2 and the ash disposal facility, any legitimate damage costs would be shared equally between OPPD and the Participants.  Director Thompson stated his concern with the use of asphalt for the road and said he has had better experience using concrete.  Following the discussion, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – No; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5695 approves the award of a contract to Lueder Construction Company for the Fort Calhoun Station maintenance shop expansion and renovation project at a price not to exceed $4,800,000.  Following discussion, led by Director Green, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5696 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2754 – Installation of Liner to North Omaha Station Ash Holding Pond – to Lessard Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $1,319,265.   Following the discussion, led by Director McGuire, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5697 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2775 – Strategic Alliance and Supplemental Transmission and Distribution Labor – to The L. E. Meyers Co. in the amount of $1,032,570.20.   Following discussion, led by Director McGuire, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                       RESOLUTION NO. 5698 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2779 – Street Light Cable Replacement and New House Services – to MidCon Underground Construction, Inc. in the amount of $488,627.50.  Following discussion, led by Director McGuire, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5699 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2716 – Transmission Line 16 Rebuild and Steel Pole Structures – to TransAmerican Power Products, Inc. in the amount of $503,264.  Director Hall inquired whether the new poles will be placed in the same location as the existing poles and whether the quantity of poles being replaced will equal the number being purchased.  Vice President Widoe replied that since the new single steel poles are capable of supporting more weight than the existing two-pole wood structures, he anticipates fewer poles will be required.  Chairman Ulrich also inquired whether property owners and farmers will be reimbursed for agricultural damages resulting from installation, and whether damages might be minimized by performing some of the work in the fall.  Mr. Widoe stated the District will work with the contractor on the work schedule in an effort to minimize crop damages and other farming impacts, and assured Chairman Ulrich that all damage claims will be evaluated and properly handled in accordance with District policy. The vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5700 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2776 – Transmission Line 16, Line 34 and Cargill Projects Phase Wire – to General Cable and CME Wire and Cable for the specified line items in the combined amount of $1,061,930.46.   Following discussion, led by Director McGuire, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5701 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2777 – Transmission Line 16, Line 34 and Cargill Projects – Fiber Optic Ground Wires – to Suzhou Furukawa Power Optic Cable Co., Ltd. in the amount of $196,931.  Following discussion, led by Director McGuire, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5702 approves the award of Request for Proposal No. 2778 – Transmission Line 16, Line 34 and Cargill Projects – Insulators and Hardware – to MacLean Power Systems in the amount of $295,892.25.   Following discussion, led by Director McGuire, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5703 authorizes the Board to enter into a property exchange agreement allowing the District to transfer ownership of a designated portion of its Substation 1253 property for a designated tract of property currently owned by Vetter Health Services, Inc. (Brookestone Meadows, Inc.).  Director Dodge inquired whether the District will have any future need for the piece of Substation 1253 property being provided to Vetter Health Services, Inc. through this action.  Vice President Minks responded there will likely be some additions made to the substation in the future, but this particular parcel of property will not needed for development.  Thereafter, the vote was recorded as follows:  Thompson – Yes; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes.  The motion carried.

 

 

                        Copies of the foregoing resolutions are filed in the District’s Corporate Records file.        

 

                        There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:34 a.m.

 

A. J. Minks                                         M. C. Bodammer

Assistant Secretary                             Corporate Secretary

 

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