The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting, which was held on November 16, 1998.
The commissioners adopted new administrative rules for governing docks and piers. Douglas PUD has been receiving an increasing number of requests for boat docks and piers on the Wells Hydroelectric Reservoir, Lake Pateros. PUD staff has recommended amendments to the Districts Land Use Policy establishing procedures to obtain permits for future docks and piers. The subject of docks and piers has not been previously addressed in the Land Use Policy so two hearings were held to explain the need for such a policy amendment. Douglas PUD was also asking for public comment. The hearings were held on October 12th and 19th. Public comments obtained at those hearings and commission concerns were considered in writing the new administrative rules.