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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 6/24/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the June 24, 2002 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Presented Insurance/Budget Specialist Marlene Wright with her twenty-year service award. In making this presentation, Commission President Lynn Heminger thanked Wright for her many years of devoted service to the customers of Douglas County. “The last twenty years have been interesting, and there has not been a boring moment,” Wright said.

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

Approved the acceptance of all work performed by Potelco, Inc. working under contract to provide Douglas County PUD with installation of single-phase underground primary cable. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications.

Authorized a call for bids to rebuild and modify a GE substation transformer currently installed at Hanna substation for Douglas PUD and a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with a new substation transformer. A transformer is needed at a substation being developed along Badger Mountain Road in the Fancher Heights area. Douglas PUD is calling for bids under the two scenarios to evaluate the best of two options – buying new or rebuilding an underutilized transformer.

Authorized an amendment and restatement of Douglas PUD’s deferred compensation plan and trust. The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 made a number of changes to the federal tax regulations that affect the deferred compensation plan. This amendment reflects those changes.

Approved an amendment to the agreement for professional services with Ronald Seaman. Seaman is a consultant for matters relating to the operation of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. There has been no cost of living adjustment in Seaman’s contract for the last six years. This amendment will increase the hourly charge from $60 to $66.