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News Release - 7/22/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the July 22, 2002 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Approved a name change regarding the professional services agreement for the management of District owned rental properties. The name has changed from Century 21 to Still Properties. No other terms of the contract have changed. (02-158)

Authorized establishing an alternate bid procedure for procurement of material, equipment or supplies, the contract price of which is greater than $10,000 but less than $50,000. This resolution rescinds the previous resolution setting the contract price limits at greater than $5,000 but less than $35,000. This change is based on a change in state law. (02-159)

Approved the implementation of a self-insurance program for the District’s Group Employee Medical Insurance Plan through Central Washington Public Utilities Unified Insurance Program Trust. The self-insured program will provide cost savings by lowering administrative charges by the insurance company and increasing District control over plan administration. (02-160)

Awarded Keyhole Security of Wenatchee the contract to provide Douglas PUD a security camera system for the East Wenatchee Headquarters Facility. Keyhole Security, with a bid price of $64,789, was the only bidder. (02-161)

Authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with coupling capacitor voltage transformers for Douglas switchyard and Wells Dam. Westinghouse Type APT potential transformers have developed an industry-wide track record showing they allow moisture to enter through failed seals, which can lead to an explosive failure. Douglas PUD’s current potential transformers are exhibiting seal failure. (02-162)

Approved an agreement for professional services with the Yakima nation for 2002-2003 Methow Spring Chinook studies. The studies include spawning ground surveys, juvenile out migration monitoring, estimating smolt to adult survival rates and estimating the Spring Chinook standing population. The Yakama Tribe has been performing these studies for Douglas PUD since 1988. (02-163)