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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 5/29/2001

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on May 29, 2001.

The Commissioners awarded the bid to provide Douglas County PUD with the expansion and renovation of the East Wenatchee warehouse facility to Concord Construction of Wapato, WA. Concord was one of the six firms bidding for the contract and had submitted a bid in the lowest amount of $1,242,690. This bid will provide for the fifth phase of a multi-year upgrade and expansion to the warehouse facilities. Construction will begin around June 1st with the completion estimated around December 15, 2001.

Wind testing and lease options with eight property owners in Douglas County covering a total of 7,636 acres were approved by the Commissioners. Annual payments for the options total $17,898.15.

A call for bids to provide improved fall protection surfaces under the play structures located at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster and the Marina Park in Bridgeport were approved by the Commission. The District’s recreation consultant provided the plans and specifications for the installation. This project is in compliance with the 1997 Recreation Action Plan Update.

The regularly scheduled June 18th Commission Meeting was canceled.