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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 5/28/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the May 28, 2002 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with building maintenance for the East Wenatchee Headquarters Facility. There was one bid received for the contract from American Building Maintenance of Kennewick with a bid price of $2,612.65 per month. The District’s estimate was $2,800. The bid will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Adopted revised customer service policies. Changes clarify and update certain policies, particularly those related to the District’s communication network.

Approved a request for statements of qualifications for engineering services regarding the Withrow Water System. Douglas PUD received a grant for developing a capital facilities plan and a citizen participation/community development and housing plan for the Withrow Water System. A qualified engineer will assist in development of those plans.

Authorized the execution of the Wells Hydroelectric Project Habitat Conservation Plan! All of the resource agencies along with the Wells Project Power Purchasers have signed the Plan.

Approved a call for bids to refurbish one turbine guide bearing at the Wells Hydroelectric Project for Douglas PUD. In 1999 a turbine guide bearing had to be replaced with one of three spares. Rebabbitting the damaged bearing that was removed will allow Douglas PUD to use it as a spare when needed.

The Commissioners received the Report on Financial Statements Audit and the Accountability Audit Report for calendar year 2001 from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The Audit report was issued May 24, 2002. The State Auditor’s examination of the District’s records is to obtain reasonable assurance the related financial statements are free from material misstatement. The audit also assesses accounting principles and significant estimates used by management. The District received a clean opinion on the financial statement audit. In addition, the audit looks at other areas of the District’s operations for compliance with state laws and regulations. The auditors found the District complied with state laws and regulations and internal controls were adequate to safeguard public assets.

Canceled the June 10th Commission Meeting.