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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 9/10/2001

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

The following is a report of the Douglas County Public Utility District Commission meeting that was held on September 10, 2001.

Presented Confidential Secretary Nancy Van Hoven with her twenty-year service award. In making this presentation, Commission President Lynn Heminger thanked Van Hoven for her many years of dedicated service to the customers of Douglas County. Van Hoven responded with a poem, the last stanza being “Just one more thing before I am through, it is with honor that I represent you.”

Authorized wind testing lease and option agreements with six property owners covering a total of 478 acres for annual payments totaling $1,122. Douglas PUD now has 95 wind testing lease and option agreements covering almost 60,000 acres.

Appointed the District Manager as the agent to receive any claim for damages against the District and to record this designation with the Douglas County Auditor. RCW 4.96.20 has been amended to require PUD’s appoint an agent for service of damage claims.

Authorized acceptance of subdivision power facilities agreement for Aspen Shores subdivision. The developer South Slope Shores has paid the Contribution in Aid of Construction and provided a secured funds account in the total amount of $26,700.

Authorized a change order for the contract with Concord Construction to supply Douglas PUD with the East Wenatchee Warehouse Expansion Phase 5. The change covers revisions to HVAC systems, electrical systems and cable trays to accommodate required electronic equipment. The cost of all the changes is $14,132, raising the total project cost from $1,254,763 to $1,268,895.

Authorized a professional services agreement with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission for development of a prototype adult pit-tag detection system for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The 2000 Wells Biological Opinion, issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), requires the District to install adult PIT-tag detection equipment in the fish ladders at Wells Dam. The information collected from the Wells adult PIT-tag detectors will be utilized by NMFS and the District in determining fish escapement past the dam, travel rates between dams, and rates of straying between tributary streams and hatcheries. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $205,500.