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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
Wednesday, October 22, 1997; 1:30 P.M.
Room 412, State Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota
MINUTES OF THE AD HOC COMMISSION MEETING
Vice-Chairman Pam Nelson called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Present were Commissioner Laska Schoenfelder, Executive Director Bill Bullard, General Counsel Rolayne Ailts Wiest, Staff Attorneys Karen Cremer and Camron Hoseck, Fixed Utilities Division Director Greg Rislov, Telecommunications Analysts Harlan Best and Charlie Bolle, Utility Analysts Dave Jacobson and Steve Wegman, Consumer Representative Leni Healy, Business Manager Sue Cichos, and Administrative Secretary Shirleen Fugitt. Chairman Jim Burg was absent.
Also present were Rich Coit, SDITC; and Lee Darrington, Telec Consulting.
Joining the meeting by phone were Bruce Hanson and Mike Bradley, Fort Randall Telephone; Robert Marmet, Dakota Telecommunications Group; and Michele Engle, AT&T.
1. TC97-062 - IN THE MATTER OF THE FILING BY DAKOTA TELECOM, INC., DAKOTA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., AND DAKOTA COOPERATIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., FOR INTERCONNECTION WITH FORT RANDALL TELEPHONE COMPANY. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best. Staff Attorney: Camron Hoseck.)
Mike Bradley, Fort Randall Telephone, Robert Marmet, Dakota Telecommunications Group, and Rich Coit, SDITC, addressed the issue. Ms. Wiest recommended expanding the scope of the hearing scheduled for November 3, 1997, to include the issue of whether the Commission shall require Dakota to meet the requirements of an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier before being allowed to provide service in exchanges owned by Fort Randall Telephone.
Commissioner Schoenfelder moved that the Commission expand the scope of the hearing scheduled for November 3, 1997, to include the issue of whether the Commission shall require Dakota to meet the requirements of an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier before being allowed to provide services in exchanges owned by Fort Randall and to direct the Executive Director to issue an Amended Order for the Notice of Hearing and Procedural Schedule that includes this issue. Vice-Chairman Nelson seconded. Chairman Burg was absent and not voting. Motion passed 2-0.
The meeting was adjourned.