July 23, 2010 (Draft Circulated 07/23/10)

Unapproved/Draft Copy of Minutes

July 23, 2010

Chairman Bleau LaFave called the South Dakota One Call Notification Board Conference Call to order at 2:30 PM, Central Daylight Savings Time.

Board Members in attendance: Bleau LaFave, Northwestern Energy, Chairman; Kurt Pfeifle, Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Vice Chairman; Erin Hayes, Midcontinent Communications; Eugene Solseth, Hills Septic Service; Ed Anderson, SDREA; Doug Larson, Northern Border Pipeline; Terry Larson, Heavy Constructors. Legal Counsel:  Kara Semmler; Larry Englerth, Executive Director Support; Executive Director: Larry Janes.  Unavailable were:  Dan Kaiser, Qwest; Kevin Kouba, Otter Tail Power Co; Todd Chambers, Watertown Municipal Utilities.

A motion was made by Doug Larson and seconded by Kurt Pfeifle to approve the One Call Notification Board Minutes from the June 2, 2010 Board Meeting.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

A motion was made by Kurt Pfeifle and seconded by Erin Hayes to move into Executive Session to discuss the status of negotiations with One Call Systems and to discuss retaining Larry Englerth, Executive Director to assist in assigning the current contract to another vendor.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

A motion was made by Ed Anderson and seconded by Doug Larson to leave Executive Session.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

A motion was made by Ed Anderson and approved by Terry Larson to grant legal counsel the authority to offer a professional services contract to Larry Englerth to assist in the assignment of the current vendor contract.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.  

A motion was made by Erin Hayes and seconded by Kurt Pfeifle that the meeting be adjourned. Motion Carried by unanimous vote.