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January 2009 Board Meeting Minutes

 

January 15, 2009

 

 

                        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 January 15, 2009, 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. 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 T. J. Burke, D. J. Bannister, A. J. Minks, C. P. Moriarty, D. F. Widoe, G. R. Williams, J. J. Hanson, and M. R. Jones.  Others present were Daniel F. Begley of I.B.E.W. Local Union #1483 (Executive Board member); and four 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 January 9, 2009; 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 November 2008 Comprehensive Financial and Operating Report and that the minutes for the last meeting be approved.  The vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; Ulrich – Yes.  The motion carried.

 

 

                        Thereafter, Mrs. Bodammer informed the Board that the District has received certificates from the Nebraska Secretary of State certifying the filing with his office of the official oaths of Anne L. McGuire, Geoffrey C. Hall and Delbert D. Weber as Directors of the Omaha Public Power District.  Copies of the certificates are attached to these minutes. 

 

                        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. 5750 approves the Engineer’s Certification and authorizes the District to negotiate and enter into contracts to provide the necessary material and services for the main generator and exciter inspection and repairs at the Fort Calhoun Station.  Following discussion, the vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; Ulrich – Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5751 approves the Engineer’s Certification and authorizes the District to negotiate and enter into contracts to replace the main steam line expansion bellows and sections of main feedwater piping at the Fort Calhoun Station.  Director Thompson inquired about the limited number of qualified vendors to perform the required work and whether the District looks at all vendors and selects vendors who have performed work for the District in the past.  Vice President Bannister responded that particularly for specialized equipment, such as the bellows in this case, the District reviews qualifications of all vendors and prefers to utilize vendors having successfully completed the required work on previous occasions and who are also qualified to perform additional related work at the same time.  Thereafter, the vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; Ulrich – Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5752 authorizes management to proceed with preparation to sell up to $85 million of the 2009 Series A Electric System Revenue Bonds on a negotiated basis.  Director Dodge stated that in February the Board will be considering the actual sale of the 2009 Series A Electric System Revenue Bonds.  Following the discussion, the vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; Ulrich – Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                         

                    RESOLUTION NO. 5753 approves the Pledged Securities and Surety Bond covering the District’s account balances held at financial institutions.  Director Dodge commented Nebraska State statute requires the Board review and approve this on an annual basis.  Following discussion, the vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; Ulrich – Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5754 approves the compensation adjustment for Vice President Adrian J. Minks.  Director Weber stated Ms. Minks has many responsibilities in connection with essential services for the District and has led many successful projects during the past year.  Board Chair Ulrich commended Ms. Minks’ achievements and added his personal endorsement of the proposed compensation adjustment.  Following the discussion, the vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; Ulrich – Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        The next order of business was the election of Board Officers.  The Board proposed a roll call vote.  Director McGuire nominated Director Ulrich for the office of Chairman of the Board.  Thereafter, Director Cavanaugh made the motion to reelect the existing slate of officers in their same capacities.  Director McGuire then withdrew her initial nomination.  At suggestion of Mr. Bruckner of General Counsel, Mrs. Bodammer then read the official nominations for Board Officers stating the following nominations have been made:  Director Ulrich - Chairman of the Board; Director Green – Vice Chairman of the Board; Director Dodge – Treasurer of the Board; and Director Thompson – Secretary of the Board.  As there were no other nominations, Board Chair Ulrich stated nominations were officially closed and the vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; Ulrich – Yes.  The motion carried.

 

                        RESOLUTION NO. 5755 approves the 2009 Standing Committee assignments for the Board of Directors. Following discussion, the vote was recorded as follows:  Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Yes; 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 10:21 a.m.

 

 

 

A. J. Minks                                                                  M. C. Bodammer

Assistant Secretary                                                     Corporate Secretary


 

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