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News Release - 4/12/1999

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting which was held on April 12, 1999.

The commissioners awarded the bid to provide Douglas PUD with a distribution dock crew for the period ending March 31, 2000 to Wilson Construction. Three bids for the contract were opened at last weeks regular commission meeting with prices running from $371,397 to $408,566.94. After the PUD staff evaluated all of the bids, the Canby, Oregon firm was judged to have presented the lowest responsive price. The contract is not to exceed $500,000 for this first year and contains a provision to extend the agreement for an additional year.

A new contract was entered into with Commercial Collection Service, Inc. Used for the collection of customer unpaid balances, the commissioners approved the agreement with the local firm. Commercial Collection Service, Inc. will collect past due accounts for Douglas PUD and add a collection fee of twenty-five percent of the delinquent debt to the past due amounts.

The commission declared Stewart and Stevenson Power, Inc. as the single source to rebuild the engine in the American Truck crane that is in service at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Wells Dam staff recently conducted an inspection of the vehicle that indicated the engine has either a crack in the block or cylinder sleeve. The crane uses a Waukesha Engine and the manufacturer states that Stewart and Stevenson Power, Inc. of Auburn, Washington is the only distributor with the necessary parts and technical expertise to properly rebuild their engine. The complete overhaul is estimated to cost $18,298.45.