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News Release - 8/6/2012

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the August 6, 2012 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Opened bids received for Bid Document 12-13-D, Expansion of Rapids Switchyard.  The apparent low bid of $594,700 was submitted by Aztech Electric, Inc. of Spokane Valley, Washington.  The bids will be analyzed by staff prior to the District awarding a contract.

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Awarded Meterman Foreman Hiland Hoiland with his twenty-five year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Hiland on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his many years of service. Hiland thanked the Commission and recounted the many positions he has held while employed at Douglas PUD.

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Awarded Billing Clerk Kim Girdler with her twenty-year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Kim on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for her many years of service. Kim thanked the Commission and said, “I enjoy working in my billing position and enjoy interacting with the customers.”

Approved the purchase of Wells Project Bonds by the Distribution System. This short-term investment provides better earnings than other authorized investments at this time. (12-129)

Declared one unit of padmount switchgear surplus and authorized sale to the City of Eatonville. The District no longer uses oil-filled padmount switchgear. The City of Eatonville offered fair market value for the equipment. (12-130)

Approved a purchase and sale agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration regarding the Douglas-Rapids 230 kV Transmission Line. These transmission right-of-way easements are necessary to complete the transmission corridor for this project. (12-131)

Authorized addendum No. 2 to bid document 12-08-W, replace hydraulic switch operators at Douglas Switchyard and Wells Dam. This addendum clarifies items in the bid document. (12-132)

Approved an agreement for professional services with Cascade Biological Supply for nuisance animal control needed to protect salmon and steelhead reared at the District’s fish facilities and to protect trees on the Wells Reservoir. The cost of the agreement is not to exceed $9,000. (12-133)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30p.m. August 13, 2012 at the District’s Bridgeport office.