November 16, 2010 (Final Approved 03/03/11)


November 16, 2010

Chairman Bleau LaFave opened the South Dakota One Call Notification Board Meeting with the Call to Order and Roll Call at 1:30 p.m. Central Time 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

Board Members in attendance: Bleau LaFave, NorthWestern Energy, Chairman; Kurt Pfeifle, Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Vice Chairman; Erin Hayes, Midcontinent Communications; Fay Jandreau, Midstate Communications; Todd Chambers, Watertown Municipal Utilities; Ed Anderson, SD Rural Electric Association; Terry Larson, Heavy Constructors; Eugene Solseth, Hills Septic Service; Legal Counsel:  Kara Semmler; Executive Director: Larry Janes.  Board Members

Unavailable were:  Kevin Kouba, Otter Tail Power Co; Dan Kaiser, Qwest Communications; Doug Larson, Northern Border Pipeline.

Also in attendance:  Timothy Engel, from May, Adams, Gerdes, and Thompson LLP.

Kurt Pfeifle made a motion to move into Executive Session, pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2, to enter into Settlement Discussions regarding the offered legal settlement and other related legal matters.  Todd Chambers seconded the motion.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Bleau LaFave declared the meeting out of Executive Session.

Kurt Pfeifle made a motion to authorize the Executive Director in consultation with Legal Counsel, to settle claims against Huntington Bank, DuKane Power, and One Call Systems.  Terry Larson seconded the motion.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

There being no further business, Ed Anderson made a motion to adjourn.  Kurt Pfeifle seconded.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.