NOTICE OF SPECIAL WORK SESSION
PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED
INCREASE IN DARK FIBER RATES
DURING REGULAR BOARD MEETING
EXECUTIVE SESSION AND
SPECIAL MEETING OF SUB BOARD

The Springfield Utility Board plans to hold a virtual special work session on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please note: the Board does not take public comment during work sessions.

Following the special work session, the Springfield Utility Board plans to hold a public hearing on a proposal to increase SUB’s dark fiber rates during its virtual regular board meeting on Wednesday, September 9, at approximately 6:00 p.m. The Board will consider all public comments, and may take action to adopt a resolution on the proposed rates.

The dark fiber rate change will propose an increase in dark fiber lease rates, expected to be approximately 6 percent, and if approved at the September 9 board meeting, will be effective October 1, 2020, for schedule DF-1 and for the rates to be charged for electric supply and service upon the system of the Springfield Utility Board. The proposed dark fiber rate increase and rate structure will be available for public review prior to the public hearing on SUB’s website at www.subutil.com. To receive copies of the proposed resolution or rate structure by mail, or to obtain answers to questions about this notice, please call Meredith Clark at 541-744-3794.

The Board also plans to hold a virtual executive session at approximately 7:30 p.m., immediately following the regular board meeting on September 9, pursuant to ORS 40.225, ORS 192.660(2)(e), and ORS 192.660(2)(h); attorney-client privilege, to deliberate with persons designated to negotiate real property transactions, and to discuss potential litigation. This is a non-public meeting.

The Board has also scheduled a virtual special meeting, if necessary, for any further discussion or potential Board action following the September 9 executive session. The public is invited to join this special meeting, and will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m., if needed.

The public is invited to join the special work session, public hearing during regular board meeting, and special meeting, via phone or internet, by following instructions that will be available on SUB’s website prior to the virtual meetings. If joining the regular board meeting with public hearing or the special meeting, the public will be prompted for comment during these meetings. The public may also submit public comment in advance, to be entered into the record, via email to subboard@subutil.com by Noon on September 9.