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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
State Capitol Building, Room 412
Pierre, South Dakota
Tuesday, April 1, 1997; 1:00 P.M.
ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA OF THE COMMISSION MEETING
1. TC96-125 IN THE MATTER OF THE JOINT APPLICATION OF U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC., GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE, HANSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND BALTIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE REGARDING THE SALE OF EIGHT TELEPHONE EXCHANGES BY U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Staff Analyst: Dave Jacobson. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On July 15, 1996, the Commission received a joint application from U S WEST Communications, Inc., Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative and its subsidiary Vivian Telephone Company, Hanson Communications, Inc. and its subsidiary Fort Randall Telephone Company, and Baltic Telecommunications Cooperative and its subsidiary East Plains Telecommunications, Inc. The Applicants jointly applied to the Commission for approval of the sale of USWC's Gregory, Clearfield, Witten and Lesterville exchanges to Golden West; USWC'S Centerville, Viborg and Tabor exchanges to Hanson; and USWC'S Hudson exchange to Baltic. The Commission approved this application on October 24, 1996, and further ordered the docket closed. On November 25, 1996, DCT petitioned the Commission for a rehearing and subsequently withdrew its petition for a rehearing on March 5, 1997.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve DCT's withdrawal of its petition for a rehearing in this matter?
On January 29, 1996, the Commission received a filing by Brookings Telephone to revise its franchise service territory map to reflect the new telephone service territory resulting from an annexation. No interventions have been filed.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the revisions as requested by Brookings Telephone?Miscellaneous
1. IN THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMMISSION AND WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY FOR A STUDY OF MUNICIPAL WATER-BASED HEAT PUMP HEATING AND/OR COOLING SYSTEMS. (Staff Analyst: Steve Wegman. Staff Attorney: Camron Hoseck.)
Commission policy analyst Steve Wegman, on behalf of the Commission, has been offered a grant from the Department of Energy and administered by Washington State University to study municipal water- based heat pump heating and/or cooling systems. The maximum amount of the grant is $23,500.00 with the grant period running from March 3, 1997, through December 31, 1997.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve Staff's request to enter into a contract with Washington State University for the receipt and performance of the grant?
William Bullard Jr.
Monday, March 31, 1997