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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 4/10/2000

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on April 10, 2000.

The Commissioners opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with a Northern Pikeminnow removal program for the Wells Hydroelectric Project during 2000. There were two bids received for the contract. They were in the amounts of $42,950 and $76,500 and were estimated to cost $50,000. The lowest bid was received from Columbia Research of Chelan, Washington. Both of the bids will be evaluated by Douglas PUD staff prior to a recommendation of award. Northern Pikeminnow are local fish that are known to be predators of small migrating salmon and steelhead passing through the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Since similar Northern Pikeminnow removal programs have proven successful in years past, PUD staff had recommended a removal program again for 2000.

The bid to provide Douglas County PUD with a new aerial manlift bucket truck was awarded to Pacific Utility Company of Seattle, Washington by the Commission. Pacific Utility had offered one of three bids to furnish the service vehicle at the bid opening on April 3rd. Subsequent to Douglas PUD staff evaluation of all three bids, Pacific was recommended for the award with their bid of $68,289 for the vehicle. The new truck was estimate to cost $65,000.

The contract to provide janitorial services for the East Wenatchee Headquarters office building, the warehouse, and the meter shop has been completed. All work required under the agreement has been finished, inspected, and found to be in accordance with all terms and conditions of the contract. Final acceptance of the work performed by Evergreen Building Maintenance for their janitorial contract was approved by the Commission and final payment can now be made to Evergreen Building Maintenance. The contract ended on February 29, 2000.