12-06-22 Board Agenda

AGENDA
EUGENE WATER & ELECTRIC BOARD
ROOSEVELT OPERATIONS CENTER
TRAINING ROOM

4200 ROOSEVELT BLVD, EUGENE

December 6, 2022

The December board meeting will be held in-person and offer a live stream of the event in real time. Customers and the general public are welcome and encouraged to attend in-person or view the live stream. Visit the Public Meetings page (Upcoming Meetings) for the Live Event link.

Public Input or Public Hearing*

Members of the public wishing to provide input are invited to do so virtually or in-person. There will be two opportunities for comment at the December 6 board meeting. During the public input portion of the agenda, you are invited to address the board about any EWEB topic or issue; comments regarding the "Upcoming-Year (2023) Proposed Budgets and Prices" will be heard during the Public Hearing portion of the meeting.

In-Person (at the EWEB Roosevelt Operations Center located at 4200 Roosevelt Blvd.) - No advance sign-up necessary. Sign-up forms available upon arrival.

By Telephone - Complete the Sign up to Speak web form.  Requests must be received before December 6 at 2:00 p.m. - please specify whether you wish to provide your testimony during the Public Input or Public Hearing portion of the meeting. Speakers will be contacted with instructions for calling in to the meeting. 

Written Testimony - Submit Written Testimony via web form. Comments received by 2:00 p.m. will be provided to the Board in advance of the meeting; comments received after 2:00 p.m. may not be received by Commissioners until after the meeting has occurred - please specify whether your message is for the Public Input or Public Hearing portion of the meeting. Written comments will not be read during the meeting.

Please note that spoken testimonies will be included in the meeting's audio/video recording and all testimonies will be summarized in the meeting minutes.  Both are made available on eweb.org following the meeting.

*Start times for agenda items are approximate. Attendees wishing to provide testimony for public input or a public hearing are encouraged to be present when the meeting is called to order.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION
Call to Order: 5:00 p.m.

Topic

Objective
Start
Time

Length
1.

Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(d) - To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations.

5:00 30
2.

Adjourn

5:30 --

REGULAR SESSION
Call to Order: 5:45 p.m.

Topic

Objective
Start
Time

Length
1.

Agenda Check

5:45 --
2.

Items from Board Members and General Manager

Information 5:45 10
3.

Public Input: In-person, by Telephone, or Written Testimony
Speakers will have up to 3 minutes to speak, though the Board President may adjust speaking time as needed. The President will announce the speaking time at the start of the Public Input session. Please give your name, and your ward if known.
In-Person: No advance sign-up necessary.
By Telephone: Sign up to speak: Requests must be received before December 6 at 2:00 p.m.  Speakers will be contacted with instructions for calling in to the meeting.
Written Testimony: Submit Written Testimony: Comments received by 2:00 p.m. will be provided to the Board in advance of the meeting; comments received after 2:00 p.m. may not be received by Commissioners until after the meeting has occurred. Written comments will not be read during the meeting.
All testimony will be summarized in the meeting minutes.

Public Input 5:55 20
BOARD ACTION AND GENERAL BUSINESS ITEMS
4.

Approval of Consent Calendar - A
(Minutes and Routine Contracts)

Action 6:15 5
5.

Approval of Consent Calendar - B
(Non-routine Contracts and Other Consent Items)

Action 6:20 5
6.

Items removed from Consent Calendar

Action 6:25 5
7.

Upcoming-Year (2023) Proposed Budgets and Prices
Deborah Hart, Chief Financial Officer

Update 6:30 15
8.

Public Hearing on Upcoming-Year (2023) Proposed Budgets and Prices: In-person, by Telephone, or Written Testimony
Speakers will have up to 3 minutes to speak, though the Board President may adjust speaking time as needed. The President will announce the speaking time at the start of the Public Input session. Please give your name, and your ward if known.
In-Person: No advance sign-up necessary.
By Telephone: Sign up to speak: Requests must be received before December 6 at 2:00 p.m. Please specify “public hearing” in your request. Speakers will be contacted with instructions for calling in to the meeting.
Written Testimony: Submit Written Testimony: Please specify “public hearing” in your request. Comments received by 2:00 p.m. will be provided to the Board in advance of the meeting; comments received after 2:00 p.m. may not be received by Commissioners until after the meeting has occurred. Written comments will not be read during the meeting.
All testimony will be summarized in the meeting minutes.

Public Hearing 6:45 10
9.

Upcoming-Year (2023) Proposed Budgets and Prices
Deborah Hart, Chief Financial Officer
Resolution No. 2227 – 2023 Budgets
Resolution No. 2228 – Electric Prices
Resolution No. 2229 – Water Prices

Action 6:55 15
10.

Resolution No. 2230, 2023 State Legislative Agenda (Board Policy GP13)
Frank Lawson, General Manager
Jason Heuser, Public Policy and Government Affairs Program Manager

Action 7:10 20
11.

Goal #3(a): General Manager’s Recommendation - Leaburg Canal TBL & Strategic Assessment Final Findings
Frank Lawson, General Manager
Karen Kelley, Chief Operations Officer
Lisa Krentz, Generation Manager

Direction 7:30 45
12.

Break

8:15 10
13.

Upcoming-Year (2023) Organizational Goals Development
Frank Lawson, General Manager
Rod Price, Assistant General Manager

Direction 8:25 30
14.

Annual Board Policy Review (policies changed within one year) – 2022 Roster: SD15 Climate Change Policy, GP7 Parliamentary Procedures, EL4 Compensation & Benefits, GP15 New Commissioner Orientation
Frank Lawson, General Manager

Direction 8:55 10
15.

Correspondence & Board Agendas
Frank Lawson, General Manager

Review 9:05 10
16.

Board Wrap Up
EWEB Board of Commissioners

Review 9:15 10
17.

Adjourn

9:25 --

CONSENT CALENDAR "A" - Minutes and Routine Contracts
MINUTES
1.

a. October 25, 2022 Work Session
b. November 1, 2022 Executive Session
c. November 1, 2022 Regular Session

CONSENT CALENDAR "B" - Non-routine Contracts and Other Consent Items
2.

CONTRACTS

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC and Neilson Research Corporation – for price agreements for Water Quality Analytical Testing Services. $200,000 (over 5 years) based on Formal Request for Proposals (2 bids per lot).
Contact Person is Mike Masters 541-685-7549 or Karen Kelley 541-685-7153

3.

General Pacific Inc. – for Single Phase Polemounted transformers.  $2,000,000 based on Direct Negotiation (Sole Source).
Contact Person is Tyler Nice 541-285-7419 or Karen Kelley 541-685-7153

4.

McKenzie Watershed Alliance – for additional funds for Instream Large Wood Restoration Projects.  $700,000 (Original contract amount $800,000, resulting cumulative total $1,500,000) based on Direct Negotiation (Sole Source).
Contact Person is Mike Masters 541-685-7549 or Karen Kelley 541-685-7153

5.

Palouse Power, LLC – for the Demolition and Construction of Currin Substation.  $7,100,000 based on Formal Invitation to Bid.
Contact Person is Tyler Nice 541-285-7419 or Karen Kelley 541-685-7153

RESOLUTIONS
6.

Resolution No. 2231 - EWEB Avoided Cost Prices Update.
Contact Person is Megan Capper 541-685-7363

7.

Resolution No. 2232 - Electric and Water Utility 2022 Budget Amendments.
Contact Person is Deborah Hart 541-685-7695


CORRESPONDENCE
 
  • 2022 Year-end Audit Planning
  • 2022 Wildfire Season Review and Wildfire Mitigation Plan Update
  • Board Officer and Liaison Positions
  • Goal #5: Integrated Resource Plan – Public Draft (Initiates Public Comment Period)
  • EWEB Board of Commissioners reserves the right to add or delete items as needed, change the order of the agenda, and discuss any other business deemed necessary. Action items that do not require a public hearing may be moved up earlier in the meeting.

    This meeting location is wheelchair-accessible. An interpreter can be provided with 48 hours' notice prior to the meeting. To arrange for this service, call 541-685-7000.