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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Tuesday, March 30, 1999; 10:30 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412, Pierre, South Dakota
MINUTES OF THE AD HOC MEETING
Chairman Jim Burg called the meeting to order. Present were Commissioner Laska Schoenfelder, Commissioner Pam Nelson, Executive Director Bill Bullard, General Counsel Rolayne Ailts Wiest, Commission Advisor Greg Rislov, Staff Attorneys Karen Cremer and Camron Hoseck, Telecommunications Analyst Harlan Best, Utility Analysts Bob Knadle, Dave Jacobson, Michele Farris and Keith Senger, Consumer Representative Leni Healy and Administrative Secretary Shirleen Fugitt.
Also present were Dave Gerdes representing Sioux Falls Cable and MCI; Rich Coit, SDITC; Darla Rogers representing SDITC and SDN; and Chet Brokaw, Associated Press.
Joining the meeting by phone were Tom Berkelman, Letty Friesen, Mary Jane Rasher and Janet Jensen, AT&T; Rick Reed, Midcontinent Cable; Rod Carlson, Sioux Falls Cable; Vickie Eliason, Rich Scott and Charles Fejfar, SDN; Todd Lundy, U S WEST Communications; Neil Schmid, FirsTel; Bill Heaston, DTG; and Don Lee, Martin & Associates.
1. TC98-148 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SIOUX FALLS CABLE TELEVISION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN SOUTH DAKOTA. (Staff Analyst: Dave Jacobson. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
Dave Gerdes, Sioux Falls Cable, and Rich Coit, SDITC, addressed the application.
Chairman Burg moved to approve the application subject to rural safeguards. Commissioner Schoenfelder seconded and Commissioner Nelson concurred. Motion passed 3-0.
2. IN THE MATTER OF THE FCC ORDER ESTABLISHING NEW DEADLINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF INTRALATA DIALING PARITY BY LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS. (General Counsel: Rolayne Wiest.)
None of the parties represented objected to the opening of a docket in order to review intraLATA toll dialing plans. Ms. Wiest proposed a procedural schedule that would allow other parties to file written comments on the LECs' intraLATA toll dialing plans. No parties objected to this proposal.
Chairman Burg moved to open a docket to review intraLATA toll dialing plans and to establish a procedural schedule for the filing of comments. Commissioner Nelson seconded and Commissioner Schoenfelder concurred. Motion passed 3-0.
The meeting was adjourned.