August 26, 2010 (Draft Circulated 08/27/10)

 UNAPPROVED/DRAFT COPY OF MINUTES

                SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL NOTIFICATION BOARD
CONFERENCE CALL
August 26, 2010

Chairman Bleau LaFave called the South Dakota One Call Notification Board Meeting to order at 3:30 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; Dan Kaiser, Qwest Communications; Doug Larson, Northern Border Pipeline; Eugene Solseth, Hills Septic Service; Legal Counsel,  Kara Semmler; Larry Englerth, Executive Director Support;  Executive Director, Larry Janes.  Unavailable were:  Ed Anderson, SDREA; Kevin Kouba, Otter Tail Power Co; Todd Chambers, Watertown Municipal Utilities; Terry Larson, Heavy Constructors.

A motion was made by Kurt Pfeifle and seconded by Doug Larson to approve the One Call Notification Board Minutes from the August 12, 2010 Board Meeting.   Motion carried by unanimous vote.

A motion was made by Kurt Pfeifle and seconded by Dan Kaiser to move into Executive Session to discuss consideration of Contract to alternate vendor.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

A motion was made by Dan Kaiser and seconded by Bleau LaFave to leave Executive Session.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Kurt Pfeifle made a motion to approve the contract with KorPartners to operate the South Dakota One Call System through 2013 as proposed and authorize the legal and administrative staff to make any minor adjustments necessary to expedite the transition process.  Motion was seconded by Erin Hayes.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.

A motion to adjourn was made by Kurt Pfeifle.  Erin Hayes seconded the motion.  Motion carried by unanimous vote.