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South Dakota Public Utilities Special Ad Hoc Commission Meeting
July 9, 2021, at 8:00 A.M. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


         Commissioner Chris Nelson called the meeting to order. Joining the meeting by telephone were Commissioners: Chris Nelson, Kristie Fiegen and Gary Hanson; Commission Advisor: Greg Rislov; Commission Attorney: Karen Cremer; Grain Warehouse Inspector: Justin Blais; and Kevin Tjeerdsma, Farmers Cooperative Elevator.

         Present were Commission Attorney: Adam de Hueck; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards and Amanda Reiss; Grain Warehouse Program Manager: Cody Chambliss; Grain Warehouse Inspector: Paul Kenefick-Aschoff; and Staff: Leah Mohr and Brittany Olson.

Grain Warehouse

1.      GW21-002      In the Matter of Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Avon, South Dakota (Grain Warehouse Program Manager: Cody Chambliss; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards, Amanda Reiss)

         A lengthy discussion took place for docket GW21-002. An audio recording of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2021, July 9, 2021, recording located at:

         Commissioner Fiegen moved to grant staff’s Petition, instructing Grain Program staff to immediately apply to Circuit Court to take receivership of Farmers Cooperative Elevator and to open a docket for bond proceedings. Motion carried 3-0.

         There being no further business, at the hour of 9:14 a.m. the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.      

/s/Macy Jo Murren            .
Macy Jo Murren
Administrative Specialist
July 9, 2021