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News Release - 11/9/2015

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Molly Simpson executed the following actions during the November 9, 2015 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:


Commissioner Molly Simpson, Jenny Scott, Commissioner Ron Skagen

Awarded Administrative Assistant Jenny Scott with her twenty-five year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Jenny on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for her years of service. Jenny thanked the Commission and said "It's been enjoyable. I feel lucky and am appreciative of the opportunity."

Authorized award of contract 15-23-D, supply and deliver two 115-13.2 kV, 42 MVA substation transformers to Virginia Transformer Corp. the lowest evaluated responsive bidder. (15-221)

Approved an interlocal agreement with Douglas County for aerial photography. The photography will include high resolution orthographic and oblique photographs for the entire county. (15-222)

Authorized a second extension agreement with the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District for Transmission Service and Facility Maintenance until December 31, 2015 or a replacement agreement is in place. (15-223)

Approved a mutual release and stipulation between the District and Puget, Portland General Electric, Pacificorp and Avista in regards to the 1989 Settlement Agreement interpretation of Schedules 3 and 4. (15-224)

Affirmed change order No. 1 to contract 14-19-W, Wells Hatchery modernization. The changes include additional decking on the roof of the headtank building, additional chilled water capacity and changing the location of wells #17 and #18 following geotechnical investigation. The changes will increase the contract $34,018 for a new total not-to-exceed cost of $35,831,018. (15-225)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 15-24-W, Rehabilitate Unit 4 Trash Racks at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Work would include cleaning and coating one set of fifteen (15) trash racks for installation in the intakes of Unit 4. (15-226)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 2,970 end users.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. November 23, 2015 at the District's Bridgeport office.