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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
(509) 881-2221
News Release - 6/17/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the June 17, 2002 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to refurbish one turbine guide bearing at the Wells Hydroelectric Project for Douglas PUD. There were three bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $26,800 to $29,900. The apparent low bid was received from Bonneville Machine of Salt Lake City, Utah. The District’s estimate was $32,000. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Authorized a wind testing lease and option agreement with one property owner covering 642 acres for an annual payment of $1,505. Douglas PUD now has 151 wind testing lease and option agreements covering over 77,800 acres.

Approved a change order for the contract with Concord Construction to supply Douglas PUD with the East Wenatchee Warehouse Expansion Phase 5. The changes cover installation of slap joints and conduit to dock camera. The cost of all the changes is $5,073, raising the total project cost from $1,460,439 to $1,465,512. This change order will effectively bring the project to its completion.

Authorized acceptance of EPR underground primary cable materials received. Staff has inspected and tested the reels of EPR underground primary cable and found all of the delivered cable to be in full compliance with the bid document.

Approved a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with a 47 foot sheave height hydraulic Digger-Derrick. This Digger-Derrick will be installed on a new cab and chassis vehicle recently purchased and used for maintenance of Douglas PUD’s distribution electrical system.

Authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with a security camera system for the East Wenatchee Headquarters facility. The current system has exceeded its service life, making replacement parts hard to find. Douglas PUD needs to replace the current system to maintain acceptable security monitoring of the headquarter facility.

Approved an agreement between Douglas PUD and Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) for Operations and Maintenance services. Douglas PUD is a partner in NoaNet and will monitor, repair or upgrade the NoaNet system as needed.

Declared certain Douglas PUD items of property as surplus and authorized the sale of those materials by auction. Items range from vehicles and desks to computer equipment. The sale, handled by the Northwest Auction Service, is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th at the Chelan County Road Department located off Easy Street in Sunnyslope.

Authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with acoustic scintillation frames for Wells Hydroelectric Project. Douglas PUD has investigated the use of an acoustic scintillation flow meter time of travel system for measuring water flow through the Wells Hydroelectric Project turbines. This system will perform tests with better accuracy than the current Winter-Kennedy system. The acoustic scintillation frames will be used for flow measurement on all ten turbines at Wells.