MONROE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Monroe City Council will meet on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Monroe City Hall, 10 North Main, which meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The agenda will be as follows: The order of business may be changed as time permits.
6:00 P.M. WORK SESSION - UAMPS overview of Monroe City’s Power Resources
Mayor Nilsson welcomed everyone to tonight’s work session. The council is appreciative of Jackie Coombs, UAMPS Manager of Corporate and Member Relations, who will provide a power point presentation showing Monroe City’s power resources. This information will assist the city in planning for future power needs of our community.
Jackie Coombs, UAMPS
Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson, Councilmembers Joe Anderson, Perry Payne, Fran Washburn, Michael Mathie, Johnny Parsons
City Employees: Emalee Curtis, Allison Leavitt, Jacee Barney, Devin Magleby, Daniel Peterson, Josey Parsons, John Draper, Bob Lee.
Utility Board Members: Buddy Qualls, R.K. Nielson, Mathew Mills, Jeff Nielson.
Jackie Coombs, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), Manager of Member Relations, was introduced. Outlined below are the talking points of her presentation:
* An overview of the UAMPS organization. There are 47 members in 7 western states. UAMPS currently has 16 active projects.
* A review of UAMPS Projects (resources), transmission and services provided.
* A review of Monroe’s resource portfolio.
Hunter 2 project - 0.7942% entitlement share (498 kW)
CRSP project - Monroe City’s summer share is 0.8274% or 709 kW
CRSP winter entitlement share 0.1041% or 1,399 kW
Payson Project (Nebo Plant) Monroe’s entitlement share is 0.4518%
Firm Power Project - Monroe’s entitlement share if 0.6389% or 242 kW
IPP Project - Monroe’s entitlement share is 0.130%. EPSA administration
entitlement share of 0.9259%
* Monroe’s Annual Load/ Resource portfolio was reviewed.
* Charts showing Monroe’s forecasted load resource comparison and shortage and surplus results were evaluated.
* Jackie explained UAMPS Pool Project and how resources are allocated.
* Additional charts were explained such as sales to the Unplanned Pool, the city’s average cost of power purchased through UAMPS, and a chart showing the City’s 2015 resource usage.
* Next Jackie reviewed resource challenges and the changing utility industry for each of Monroe’s current resources.
* Federal regulation and market challenges were discussed in detail.
* UAMPS approach to environmental regulations was pointed out.
* The carbon Free Power Project time-line was shown (New Project).
* Information regarding a new Nuclear Power Project was reviewed.
* Jackie pointed out how UAMPS partnership with its members provides a tremendous value to municipal utilities.
Jackie asked that the city encourage energy efficiency in Monroe.
There was a brief discussion regarding distributed generation such as solar power. Jackie recommended that Monroe not allow net metering, rather, purchase their generated power and keep them as our customers. She also commented on allowing roof top solar, only if we purchase all of their generation and keep them as our customer.
Recommending in the future replacing all carbon energy with nuclear power generators.
The entire industry is shifting. New regulation on Natural Gas. Coal was a daunting task for cost of purchasing energy in the 1980's. Now we are in the same place and it is very daunting to move forward with the base load to replace coal fired generation.
Once we sign up for the carbon free projects, there will be an off ramp to exit the program if Monroe City chooses to do so. These projects are small so they can be considered as renewable energy projects.
Mayor Nilsson stated that it looks like Monroe City Power has a good energy portfolio. If we were to take out the IPP Project would we still be in good shape. Monroe City is not using it now so basically it’s already dropped. Minimize cost in portfolio is when we have used IPP as it is very expensive energy.
UAMPS is here to help. They are just an extension of our staff. The city needs to determine what we have as distributed generation now and in the future.
Jackie asked if anyone had any questions? There were no additional questions. Mayor Nilsson thanked Jackie for the valuable information presented to the council and utility board tonight.
The work session adjourned at 7:31 p.m.
REGULAR MONROE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 2016
1. Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson conducting - Meeting called to order
Mayor Nilsson called the regular meeting of the Monroe City Council to order at 7:38 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Johnny Parsons. Prayer was offered by Mayor Nilsson.
Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson
Councilmembers: Michael Mathie, Johnny Parsons, Fran Washburn, Perry Payne, Joe Anderson
City Deputy Recorder: Allison Leavitt
Public Works Superintendent: Devin Magleby
Power Superintendent: Daniel Peterson
Parks/Cemetery Superintendent: Bob Lee
City Recorder Emalee Curtis was excused. She is traveling to St. George tonight to attend a three day Flood Plain Manager’s Conference. City Treasurer Jacee Barney is also traveling to St. George tonight to attend a three day Business License Conference
Troy S. Fuller
Approval of minutes of previous meeting
Councilmembers reviewed the minutes of the October 11, 2016 council meeting.
Councilmember Johnny Parsons moved to approve the minutes of the Monroe City Council Meeting held on October 11, 2016 as corrected. Motion seconded by Councilmember Perry Payne. All were in favor. Motion passed.
(Correction) page 4: Sentence to read: “IPA is asking Monroe City Power for a decision on who is in and who is out of the IPP Project”.
2. Citizen input
A. Approval of survey plat for a single lot split located at 410 South 100 East submitted by Dean Brewer, Susan and Katherine White. 1-M11-29 containing 1.38 acres.
Mr. Brewer explained that the planning commission and city council had both given conditional approval for this single lot split. He is now bringing the survey plat for the council’s final approval.
It was determined that the survey plat meets all city requirements to split this property into two building lots.
Councilmember Joe Anderson moved to approve the survey plat presented by Dean Brewer, Susan and Katherine White for property located at 410 South 100 East. Motion seconded by Councilmember Johnny Parsons. Voting for the motion: Councilmembers Anderson, Payne, Washburn, Parsons, Mathie. All were in favor. Motion carried.
Mr. Brewer requested that the city install an irrigation riser on the newly divided property.
B. Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) Renewal Offer-Utah Purchaser Subscription Intent
Councilmember Payne stated that the information presented in the work session did not change his mind about not accepting the offer to remain a partner in the IPP Project, this information about Monroe City’s energy resources only clarified his decision. The opinion of the city council is to go in a different direction for future purchasing of city power through UAMPS, to move towards different power contracts. Participation in the nuclear power study and rely on our renewable energy contracts for natural gas and wind power as well as hydro generation.
Councilmember Payne moved to discontinue Monroe City’s contract with IPA and not participate in the future of the Intermountain Power Plant. Motion seconded by Councilmember Parsons.
Discussion: Councilmember Washburn asked if we would be responsible for the costs of dismantling the IPP power plant? He was told that no one is quite sure about that issue right now, nothing is sure, but if we opt- out that gives the city less liability.
Roll call vote: Voting for the motion Councilmembers: Mathie, Parsons, Washburn, Payne, Anderson. All were in favor. Motion passed.
Mayor Nilsson will sign the document: Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) Renewal Offer-Utah Purchaser Subscription Intent, indicating that Monroe City opts out of renewing it’s entitlement share of the IPA project..
4. Staff Reports -
Devin Magleby reported that the new water line and fire hydrant have been installed to the newly annexed property owned by Jared Peterson.
The city’s pressurized irrigation will be turned out of the system next Monday.
5. Department business - reports and concerns - law enforcement concerns
Councilmember Joseph Anderson-Streets Department-Weeds - Equipment -Youth Council
He will be sitting down with Devin in the near future to discuss city street projects.
Councilmember Perry Payne - Electric - Mosquito Abatement - Utility Board
Daniel Peterson, Monroe City Power Superintendent and UAMPS and IPA representative said that he is comfortable with the council’s decision to opt out of the IPP plant.
Councilmember Fran Washburn - Parks - Library - Sr. Citizens
No new business.
Councilmember Johnny Parsons - Water - Irrigation - Wastewater - Fire Department
No new business.
Councilmember Michael Mathie- Cemetery-CERT-EMS -Landfill -Garbage - Planning Commission
No new business.
Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson - General Administration
No new business.
Councilmember Parsons moved to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Mathie. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned.
Approved this 8th day of November, 2016 Emalee H. Curtis Monroe City Recorder