February 1, 2010

Feb. 1, 2010

Chairman Bleau LaFave called the South Dakota One Call Notification Board meeting to order at 2:00 PM Central Time, 1:00 Mountain Time.  The meeting was held via Conference Call.

Board Members in attendance: Bleau Lafave, Northwestern Energy, Chairman; Kurt Pfeifle, Mid-Dakota Rural Water Systems, Vice-Chairman; Erin Hayes, Midcontinent Communications; Jerry Schroeder, Golden West Telecommunications; Todd Chambers, Watertown Municipal Utilities; Kevin Kouba, Ottertail Power Company; Ed Anderson, South Dakota Rural Electric Association; Doug Larson, Northern Border Pipeline; Dan Kaiser, Qwest Communications; Eugene Solseth, Hills Septic Service; Terry Larson, Heavy Constructors;  Legal Counsel, Kara Semmler; Executive Director Support, Larry Englerth; Executive Director, Larry Janes.  Absent: Ed Anderson, SDREA; Gene Solseth, Hills Septic.  Also in attendance: Margo Northrup, South Dakota Rural Water Association Lobbyist.

A motion was made by Doug Larson and seconded by Todd Chambers to approve the minutes from the previous meeting.  Motion Carried by unanimous vote

The Board had discussion on the following Executive Director Report Items:

  1. Pipeline Safety Task Force
    Bleau Lafave made a motion to create a task force within the Board to work with Nathan Solem, Acting Pipeline Safety Program Manager, Public Utilities Commission.  Todd Chambers seconded.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  Members of this committee are Bleau Lafave, Todd Chambers, Terry Larson, Larry Englerth, Larry Janes.
  2. SB 125.  An Act to revise certain provisions relating to violations associated with the statewide One- Call Notification system.  Dan Kaiser made a motion for the Board to not support this legislation, Seconded by Terry Larson.  Motion; carried with one dissenting vote by Kurt Pfeifle.
  3. SB 90.  Bar Hole legislation.  At this time Bleau Lafave appointed Kurt Pfeifle as Acting Chairman.  Bleau Lafave made a& motion to have Larry Janes, Executive Director, testify at the legislature, on behalf of the Board in support of SB 90.  Doug Larson seconded.  Motion carried with one dissenting vote by Todd Chambers.

Being no further business, Dan Kaiser made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Kurt Pfeifle.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.