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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Friday, December 1, 2000; 11:00 A.M.
State Capitol Building, PUC Cactus Conference Room, Pierre, South Dakota
NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605-773- 3201 by 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2000.
NOTE: Notice is further given to persons with disabilities that this Commission meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. If you have special needs, please notify the Commission and we will make all necessary arrangements.
AGENDA OF THE AD HOC MEETING
1. TC00-117 IN THE MATTER OF THE JOINT PETITION FILED BY Sully Buttes Telephone COOPERATIVE, INC. AND QWEST CORPORATION FOR DESIGNATION AS AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER FOR Sully Buttes Telephone COOPERATIVE, INC. IN THE SISSETON EXCHANGE AND FOR RELINQUISHMENT OF QWEST CORPORATION'S DESIGNATION AS AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER IN THE SISSETON EXCHANGE. (Staff Analyst: Keith Senger. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
Sully Buttes Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (Sully) and Qwest Corporation, formerly U S WEST Communications, Inc. (Qwest), filed a Joint Petition for ETC Designation and Relinquishment with the Commission. The petitioners are asking the Commission to designate Sully as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) within the local exchange of Sisseton, South Dakota, the exchange Sully recently purchased from Qwest. The petitioners are simultaneously asking the Commission to relinquish and transfer Qwest's ETC designation and accompanying universal service obligations to Sully in the same exchange.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the simultaneous petitions?
On November 6, 2000, the Commission received an application by Otter Tail Power Company to renew street lighting contract with the city of Gary due to expiration of the existing contract.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the proposed Contract with Deviations?
Sue Cichos, Deputy Executive Director
November 28, 2000