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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 6/28/1999

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting which was held on June 28, 1999.

Seven bids for a contract were opened at the Commission meeting of May 24th that would provide Douglas PUD with ADSS (All Dielectric Self Supporting) fiber optic cable. Prices ran from $148,031 to $189,655 for the contract that was estimated at $194,000. Graybar Electric of Spokane, Washington presented the low bid and, after evaluation, that bid was determined to meet all of the specifications and requirements. The Commissioners awarded the bid to provide Douglas PUD with ADSS fiber optic cable to Graybar.

The Commissioners named Gary Ivory the new Auditor for Douglas County PUD. Ivory will replace Frieda Malone who has served as the PUD Auditor for 7 years. Prior to her Auditor position, Ms. Malone served Douglas PUD as Clerk, Senior Bookkeeper, and Deputy Auditor during her career of over 31 years. Mr. Ivory graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Accounting. He joined Douglas PUD as Deputy Auditor in September of 1997 while he was working as an Assistant State Auditor with the Washington State Auditors Office. Ivory was appointed Douglas County PUD Assistant Auditor in March of 1999. He lives in Bridgeport with his wife and two children.

Document management systems are used to search for and retrieve information from document libraries. The PUD has been using such a system since 1995, but that existing system is proving to be unreliable. The Commissioners authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with a new document management system.