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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
July 31, 1997; 1:30 P.M.
State Capitol Building, Commission Conference Room
Pierre, South Dakota
MINUTES OF THE AD HOC MEETING
Chairman Burg called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Present were Commissioner Laska Schoenfelder, Commissioner Pam Nelson, Executive Director Bill Bullard, Staff Attorney Camron Hoseck, Legal Intern Tricia Zimmer, Telecommunications Analysts Harlan Best and Charlie Bolle, Utility Analyst Steve Wegman, Consumer Representative Leni Healy, Business Manager Sue Cichos and Administrative Secretary Shirleen Fugitt.
Also present were John Lovald, AT&T and Dave Pfeifle, TAG.
Joining the meeting by phone were Jon Lehner, U S WEST; Dave Gerdes, MCI; and Mary Lohnes, Midco Communications.
1. IN THE MATTER OF THE DETERMINATION OF WHETHER THE COMMISSION SHALL SUBMIT A COST STUDY TO THE FCC AS THE BASIS FOR CALCULATING FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT. (General Counsel: Rolayne Wiest.)
Chairman Burg moved that the Commission not conduct its own cost study to be used by the FCC to determine universal service funding for non-rural carriers. Commissioner Nelson seconded and Commissioner Schoenfelder concurred. Motion passed 3-0.
The meeting was adjourned.