The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting, which was held on September 28th.
Each year, the Washington Public Utility Districts Association conducts a drawing to award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior that is a child of a PUD employee. The Walkley Educational Scholarship is open to those seniors maintaining a C average and having a record of average participation in high school activities. Any PUD that is a member of the Washington PUD Association is eligible to submit one name for that drawing. The drawing is made by the trustees of the scholarship in advance of the Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, December 3rd. The winner is notified in advance and asked to attend the luncheon for recognition. The $1,000 cash award is then paid directly to the winner after notification that the winning student is enrolled and attending class regularly for the year of the award.
Douglas County PUDs candidate for this year is Jodee Huber. Jodee is the daughter of Colleen Huber, Chief Administrative Secretary for Douglas PUD and a senior at Wenatchee High School. Her name was drawn from a group of seven entering the drawing to represent Douglas County PUD employees.
Douglas PUD had issued a second call for bids to remove asbestos materials from various PUD locations. Two bids for the contract were opened in regular session on September 21st and staff was to evaluate them for award. After that examination, award was recommended to Intermountain West International. The Kennewick, Washington firm had submitted a bid of $138,855 for the contract. The other quote was in the amount of $161,212 and the estimate was $147,000. The commission agreed with the recommendation and approved the award.