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News Release - 2/12/2018

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the February 12, 2018 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

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Commissioner Skagen, Commissioner Viebrock, Dan Gerber, Commissioner Simpson

Awarded Power Operations Programmer Dan Gerber with his twenty year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Dan on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his years of service. Dan thanked the Commission and said "It's gone fast. It's been a blessing"

Authorized programming transport services agreement with Outdoor Channel, Inc.  These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (18-017)

Approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Rock Island for the purchase of street light fixtures for the Relight Washington grant program. (18-018)

Amended the Interlocal Agreement with the City of East Wenatchee to include 10 lights previously part of Rio Vista Park Local Utility District. (18-019)

Authorized removal of lights from Rio Vista Park Local Utility District as the City of East Wenatchee is now responsible for them. (18-020)

Approved disposal of obsolete DCCN equipment. These items are no longer useful, of no value, and unsuitable for sale at a surplus auction. (18-021)

Authorized a rate adjustment for the professional service agreement with Electrical Consultants, Inc. This agreement allows for the fee schedule to be negotiated annually to reflect any increase in the cost of doing business. (18-022)

Approved amendment No. 13 to professional service agreement with Commonwealth Associates, Inc. under contract 10-13-D. This agreement allows for the fee schedule to be negotiated annually to reflect any increase in the cost of doing business. (18-023)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to Asplundh Tree Expert Co. for the first year under contract 16-12-D, provide Distribution tree trimming services. All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications.  (18-024)

Approved an interlocal agreement with Grant PUD for the operation of the Carlton Acclimation Facility.  This two-year agreement will provide cost savings to both utilities and provides stability and resiliency for the facility. (18-025)

Affirmed change order No. 1 to contract 17-12-W, Pateros dock replacements and boat launch improvements. This change was necessary to embed two pilings to the designed depth and will increase the not-to-exceed amount $41,498. (18-026)

Authorized negotiation of a professional service agreement under RFQ 17-28-D, professional design services for Bridgeport office building roof membrane replacement. (18-027)

Approved purchase of non-owned aircraft liability insurance with Starr Aviation. Necessary with aircraft services assisting in monthly meter reading. (18-028)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 4,016 end users.

Canceled the scheduled February 26, 2018 Commission Meeting due to Commissioner schedules.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 12, 2018 at the District's East Wenatchee office.