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March 22, 2019 - Meeting MinutesMINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE RATE COMMISSION OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT The Members of the Rate Commission of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District met on March 22, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for a work session at the District's Administrative Offices at 2350 Market Street, Room 109, in St. Louis, Missouri. Commissioners Bowdry, Bresnan, Brockmann, Croyle, Goss, Mahfood, Palans, Schoedel, Stein, Toenjes, and Ziegler were present in person. Commissioners Beckmann, Hawes, Mahanta, and Ratzki were absent. Also present were Lisa O. Stump and Brian J. Malone of Lashly & Baer, P.C., Counsel for the Rate Commission; Pamela Lemoine of Black & Veatch, Rate Consultant to the Rate Commission, along with Alberto Morales of Black & Veatch, and Nicole Young of Lion CSG. Prabha Kumar of Black & Veatch attended via teleconference. Agenda Item 1 — Call to Order Chairman Mr. Toenjes called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Secretary Schoedel called the roll and declared that a quorum was present. The meeting was called to order. Agenda Item 2 — Approval of Minutes Ms. Stump presented the Rate Commission with draft minutes from the Rate Commission's meeting on March 8, 2019. Commissioner Brockmann moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Commissioner Palans seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken. All Commissioners present voted Aye. No Commissioners voted Nay. No abstentions. The minutes from the March 8, 2019 meeting were approved and signed by Secretary Schoedel. Agenda Item 3 — 2019 Wastewater Proceedings Work Session Ms. Lemoine, with the assistance of Ms. Kumar, Mr. Morales, and Ms. Young gave a presentation regarding the ratemaking process, financial planning, cost of service, rate design, CIRP development, the District's financial plan, and applicable affordability metrics. Questions were posed by the Commissioners regarding appropriate topics for further study, and topics in which to inquire in future discovery requests and in questions at the technical conferences. Item 4 — Other Business There was no other business. Item 5 — Adjournment A motion to adjourn was made by commissioner Stein. Commissioner Ziegler seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken. All Commissioners present voted Aye. No Commissioners voted Nay. No abstentions. There being no further business to come before the meeting, on motion duly made, seconded and carried by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 11:51 a.m. The Rate Commission will reconvene for a technical conference at 9:00 a.m. on April 8, 2019. BY: MARK SCHOEDEL Secretary of the Rate Commission of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District 1