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November 2009 Board Meeting Minutes

 

November 12, 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 November 12, 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, F. J. Ulrich and D. D. Weber. Director Thompson was absent. 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 D. J. Bannister, T. J. Burke, E. E. Easterlin, A. J. Minks, D. F. Widoe, G. R. Williams, J. J. Hanson, L. L. Kapustka, J. D. Anderson, C. L. Buettner, B. R. Dinwiddie, J. J. Karnik, J. T. Hansen, and M. A. Gayoso. Others present C. E. Perkins from I.B.E.W. Local #763; D. F. Begley from I.B.E.W. Local #1483; and approximately four additional 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 November 6, 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 reviewed the September 2009 Comprehensive Financial and Operating Report and that the minutes for the last meeting be approved. The vote was recorded as follows: Dodge – Yes; Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Absent; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – 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. 5801 authorizes the Board to reject all bids received on Request for Proposal No. 3153 – 4160 Volt Breaker Replacement – and authorizes Management to negotiate and enter into an acceptable contract. Director Green led the discussion stating that all bids received are technically nonresponsive and therefore alternate bids will be submitted for consideration. After an acceptable contract has been negotiated and approved by General Counsel, this action will be reported to the Board. Following the discussion, the vote was recorded as follows: Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Absent; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes. The motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 5802 authorizes the implementation of a revision to OPPD’s contract with Offutt Air Force Base to purchase and deliver firm power and energy from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to Offutt Air Force Base, effective January 1, 2010. Director McGuire stated the total cost of purchasing and delivering energy from WAPA to the Offutt Air Force Base will increase by approximately 14.4 percent. Following the discussion, the vote was recorded as follows: Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Absent; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes. The motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 5803 awards a contract to Commonwealth Electric Company in the amount of $1,426,770 for the Energy Control Center power system modification project. Director Hall said this contract will replace existing switchgear and distribution panels and upgrade emergency generator controls to increase system reliability. The scheduled completion date for the project is December 1, 2010. Following the discussion, the vote was recorded as follows: Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Absent; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – Yes; and Ulrich - Yes. The motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 5804 approves the 2010 Board of Directors’ regular meeting schedule. Following the discussion, led by Board Chair Ulrich, the vote was recorded as follows: Green – Yes; Hall – Yes; McGuire – Yes; Thompson – Absent; Weber – Yes; Cavanaugh – Yes; Dodge – 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 10:14 a.m.

A. J. Minks                                         M. C. Bodammer
Assistant Secretary                         Corporate Secretary

 

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