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News Release - 6/25/2001

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on June 25, 2001.

Authorized wind testing and lease options with eleven property owners covering a total of 7,766 acres for annual payments totaling $18,294. Douglas PUD now has 37 wind testing and lease options.

Awarded a contract to install a cushioned surface under play structures at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster and Marina Park in Bridgeport to Carter Excavation. The District’s recreation consultant has provided plans and specifications for the installation. This project is in compliance with the 1997 Recreation Action Plan Update and responds to advice from the District’s insurance carrier. Carter Excavation, with a bid price of $72,354, was the only bid received. The District estimate was $93,457.

Established a new administrative position of Land Use Specialist. This position will address Douglas County PUD’s need to complete land acquisitions necessary for erosion and project boundary concerns in advance of and during the relicensing of Wells Dam.

Authorized a professional services agreement with the Yakama Nation for 2001-2002 Methow Spring Chinook studies. The Yakama Nation has performed the same studies for Douglas PUD in the past. As such, the Yakama Nation has demonstrated their expertise and the work they supply will add to the continuity of data necessary for the Wells Project. The agreement is not to exceed $250,685.

Declared certain Douglas PUD items of personal property as surplus and authorized the sale of those materials by auction. Items range from vehicles and an under water camera to computer equipment. The sale, handled by the Northwest Auction Service, is scheduled for Saturday, June 30th at the Chelan County Road Department located off Easy Street in Sunnyslope.

Introduced a resolution authorizing the District to execute the Western Systems Power Pool Agreement. This agreement provides a single contractual framework under which the District may enter into specific power transactions with any of over 200 other parties. The resolution will be voted on in two weeks at the July 9th Commission meeting.