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News Release - 2/28/2000

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on February 28, 2000.

Twenty existing refrigeration compressor units at the Wells Hydroelectric Project have been in service for more than 30 years and need to be replaced. A call for bids to replace the units had been requested at an earlier meeting. Today the Commission opened those bids. There were two received for the work and they were in the amounts of $55,500 and $41,250. The lowest bid was received from W.D. Stone Company of Seattle. With an estimated cost of $86,000, both bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation for award.

Douglas PUD has been exploring various options to enhance the Okanogan River sockeye salmon. The British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF) has been carrying out these activities for the PUD. BCCF has in turn hired Glenfir Resources to coordinate this work over the last two years. An agreement made directly between Douglas PUD and Glenfir was negotiated that will provide the sockeye habitat restoration coordination through the year 2000. The agreement is not to exceed $18,000. The Commission approved the professional services agreement between Douglas County PUD and Glenfir Resources.