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BPU Meets Wednesday

on April 16, 2018 - 8:56am
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
Complete Board of Public Utilities agenda packets, past agendas, videos, legislation and minutes can be found online at http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calenar.aspx. Learn more about the Board of Public Utilities at http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/bcc/utilitiesboard.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Please submit written comments to the Board at bpu@lacnm.us. Oral public comment is accepted during the two periods identified on the agenda and after initial board discussion on a business item, prior to accepting a main motion on an item.  Oral comments should be limited to four minutes per person.  Requests to make comments exceeding four minutes should be submitted to the Board in writing prior to the meeting.  Individuals representing or making a combined statement for a large group may be allowed additional time at the discretion of the Board. Those making comments are encouraged to submit them in writing either during or after the meeting to be included in the minutes as attachments. Otherwise, oral public comments will be summarized in the minutes to give a brief succinct account of the overall substance of the person’s comments.
 
1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on Consent Agenda items or items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
 
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
4. BOARD BUSINESS
4.A. Chair's Report 4.A.1 10373-18 Reminder for Upcoming Boards & Commissions Luncheon Presenters: Board of Public Utilities
4.B. Board Member Reports
4.C. Utilities Manager's Report
4.D. County Manager's Report
4.E. Council Liaison's Report
4.F. Environmental Sustainability Board Liaison's Report
4.G. General Board Business 4.G.2 10302-18 Briefing from County Manager on the County Strategic Objectives Presenters: Harry Burgess,
4.H. Approval of Board Expenses
4.I. Preview of Upcoming Agenda Items 4.I.1 10690-18 Tickler File for the Next 3 Months  Presenters: Board of Public Utilities
 
5. PUBLIC HEARING(S)
5.A Public Hearing for Modification of Department of Public Utilities Rules & Regulations - Modifications to Rule GR-15: Deposits; and Deletion of Rule GR-16: Credit Rating Presenters: Bob Westervelt, Deputy Utilities Manager - Finance/Admin
5.B Public Hearing for Modification of Department of Public Utilities Rules & Regulations - Fee Schedule, Preface & Table of Contents Presenters: James Alarid, Deputy Utilities Manager - Engineering
 
6. CONSENT AGENDA 
6.A Approval of Board of Public Utilities Meeting Minutes Presenters: Board of Public Utilities
6.B  Approval of Services Agreement No. AGR 18-28 with Transmission & Distribution Services LLC.,  in the amount of $731,393.78, plus Applicable Gross Receipts Tax, for the Purpose of the White Rock Substation 15KV Retrofit & Upgrade Project Presenters: Rafael De LaTorre, Deputy Utilities Manager - Electric Distribution 
6.C Approval of Revision to Modification 20 to the Electric Energy and Power Coordination Agreement (ECA) Between the Incorporated County of Los Alamos and the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Presenters: Bob Westervelt, Deputy Utilities Manager - Finance/Admin
6.D  Approval of Re-appointment of Deputy Utility Manager of Finance and Administration, Bob Westervelt, as Los Alamos' Member on the New Mexico Municipal Energy Acquisition Authority (NMMEAA) Board of Directors Presenters: Bob Westervelt, Deputy Utilities Manager - Finance/Admin
6.E Approval of Northern Rio Arriba Electric Cooperative (NORA) Third Revised Exhibit A and Amendment No.3 to the Operation, Maintenance and Wheeling Agreement Dated August 27,1986 Presenters: Steve Cummins, Deputy Utilities Manager - Power Supply

7. BUSINESS
7.A Discussion of Potential Rate Structure Alternatives Presenters: Bob Westervelt, Deputy Utilities Manager - Finance/Admin 
7.B Financing for Wastewater Treatment Plant Loans Presenters: James Alarid, Deputy Utilities Manager - Engineering

8. STATUS REPORTS
8.A Status Reports Presenters: Department of Public Utilities

9. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on any items.
 
10. ADJOURNMENT
 
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the County Human Resources Division at 662-8040 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.  Public documents, including the agenda and minutes can be provided in various accessible formats.  Please contact the personnel in the Department of Public Utilities (505) 662-8132 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.
 
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