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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Friday, October 12, 2001; 10:00 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Public Utilities Commission Cactus Conference Room
Pierre, South Dakota
MINUTES OF THE AD HOC MEETING
Chairman Jim Burg called the meeting to order. Present were Commissioner Pam Nelson; Commission Advisor Greg Rislov; Commission Counsel Rolayne Ailts Wiest; Staff Attorneys Karen Cremer and Kelly Frazier; Staff Analysts Dave Jacobson, Heather Forney, Keith Senger, and Michele Farris; Executive Director Deb Elofson; Deputy Executive Director Sue Cichos; and Administrative Secretary Mary Giddings.
Joining the meeting by telephone were Suzan Stewart and Marv Sorenson, MidAmerican Energy Company
1. NG01-010 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY FOR AUTHORITY TO INCREASE RATES FOR NATURAL GAS SERVICE. (Staff Analyst: Dave Jacobson/Michele Farris/Keith Senger/Heather Forney/Martin Bettmann. Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier.)
Mr. Jacobson explained the Staff request for a consulting services contract. Suzan Stewart and Marv Sorenson, representing MidAmerican Energy Company, stated that there were no objections to hiring a consultant.
Chairman Burg moved to approve Staff's contract for consulting services. Commissioner Nelson seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
Chairman Burg moved to delegate the authority to enter into the consulting services contract to the Executive Director. Commissioner Nelson seconded. Motion passed 2-0.
Mary R. Giddings