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Meaghan Vibbert
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News Release - 3/11/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the March 11, 2002 Commission meeting held at the Bridgeport Office:

Opened bids to replace Douglas PUD’s battery banks. There was one bid received for the contract from Industrial Battery Systems of Seattle with a bid price of $99,219. The District’s estimate was $110,000. The bid will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Awarded Wright’s Lawn Service of East Wenatchee the contract to provide Douglas PUD with grounds maintenance services for East Wenatchee and Wells Dam. This contract will provide scheduled and unscheduled grounds maintenance work performed at various District facilities. Wright’s Lawn Service, with a bid price of $220,841, was the only bid received.

Approved the execution of contract with the DOH Associates, P.S. As previously approved by the Commission, this contract will provide design services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project Recreation Action Plan.

Extended the employment agreement with Michael W. Erho for another year. Erho has served as the chairman of the Mid-Columbia Coordinating Committee for the last eight years. The agreement is not to exceed $50,000.

Authorized a request for proposals for the 2002 pikeminnow removal program for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Predatory pikeminnow residing in the reservoir, forebay and tailrace of the Wells Project impact the populations of migrating juvenile salmon. The first three years of the bounty program have been very successful in protecting juvenile salmon. The annual pikeminnow removal program is a requirement of the 2000 Wells Biological Opinion and is an important component of the proposed Wells Habitat Conservation Plan.