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News Release - 1/4/1999

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting which was held on January 4, 1999.

The commissioners reorganized their Board of Commissioners electing Michael Doneen as President, T. James Davis as Vice President and Lynn Heminger as Secretary Treasurer. Doneen will also represent Douglas County PUD to the Northwest Public Power Association while the Washington PUD Association will have Davis as the representative. Heminger will serve as representative to the American Public Power Association. All three commissioners will also serve as an alternate or a second alternate to each of these three trade organizations.

John Grundstrom, Assistant Treasurer, was honored on the occasion of his 20-year service in public power. In making the presentation, Commission President Doneen thanked Grundstrom for his many years of service to the customers of Douglas County and public power in general. Grundstrom has worked for Douglas PUD almost 8 years. Having been employed by three different northwest PUDs, Grundstrom stated, This is the best PUD to work for!

Douglas County PUD has a condition in its 1990 Wells Settlement Agreement that requires the PUD to perform survival studies at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Miniature radio-tags will be used for the first time in these survival studies and utilizing them will require the services of an environmental consulting firm with expertise in radio-telemetry. The commissioners authorized a request for proposals to locate firms with such experience.