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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Friday, January 27, 2006, at 1:30 P.M.

State Capitol Building, Room 464

Pierre, South Dakota




Commissioner Gary Hanson called the meeting to order.  Also present were Executive Director Patty Van Gerpen; Deputy Executive Director Heather Forney; Commission Attorney John Smith; Staff Attorney Rolayne Ailts Wiest; Staff Analysts Dave Jacobson, Harlan Best, Bob Knadle, and Nathan Solem; Administrative Secretary Tina Douglas; and Cheri Wittler, Court Reporter.


Also present were Darla Rogers, Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Brown representing Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc.; and Rich Coit, South Dakota Telecommunications Association. 


Joining the meeting by telephone were Chairman Bob Sahr; Vice Chairman Dustin Johnson; Talbot Wieczorek, Gunderson, Palmer, Goodsell & Nelson representing Western Wireless; Denny Law, Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc.; and Roxi Hacker, Midwest Data.




1.     CT05-001    In the Matter of the Complaint filed by WWC License LLC against Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc., Vivian Telephone Company, Sioux Valley Telephone Company, Armour Independent Telephone Company, Bridgewater Canistota Independent Telephone Company and Kadoka Telephone Company Regarding Intercarrier Billings. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best, Staff Attorney: Rolayne Ailts Wiest)


See transcript which is available at the Public Utilities Commission office.

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Commission deny the Motion for Summary Judgment.  Commissioner Hanson seconded.  Chairman Sahr dissented.  Motion passed 2-1.


Chairman Sahr moved to grant the Motion in Limine.  Commissioner Johnson seconded and Commissioner Hanson concurred.  Motion passed 3-0.


Meeting adjourned.



Tina Douglas

Administrative Secretary