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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 9/9/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the September 9, 2002 Commission meeting held at the Bridgeport Office:

Authorized acceptance of a subdivision power facilities agreement for Briarwood subdivision. The developer, Fargo Development Company, has paid the Contribution in Aid of Construction and provided a secured funds account in the amount of $56,748. (02-190)

Authorized the Manager to announce requirements for electrical engineering services for the District’s electrical distribution system. The services will include: system planning, load studies, fault studies, protective equipment recommendations and settings, substation design, transmission design, distribution design, operating procedures, project inspection, standards and evaluations and recommendations, and SCADA design. (02-191)

Authorized contracts with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for fish-eating bird control and gull wire maintenance. The USDA is the single source provider of bird control at the Wells Fish Hatchery and gull wire maintenance at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The USDA Wildlife Services is mandated by Congress to handle wildlife damage problems and is the only entity licensed to perform a hazing service on predatory birds. A contract with the USDA will provide for these services mid-September to the end of March and during 2003-spring migration of juvenile salmonids. The bird-hazing contract with the USDA shall not exceed $45,745.

Wires installed across the tailrace of the Wells Hydroelectric Project are used to reduce predation by seagulls, terns and cormorants on juvenile salmon and steelhead as they migrate downstream. Regular maintenance of the wires is needed. The USDA will provide this maintenance plus added hazing in the tailrace for an amount that is not to exceed $12,427. (02-192)

Approved Shell Oil Company as a Sole Source for future turbine and generator lubricating purchases for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Mixing of lubricating oil brands is not advised. Replacement of the entire supply of lubricating oils in use at the project would be cost prohibitive. Douglas PUD has used Shell Turbo Oil since the construction of the Wells Project. (02-193)

Reminded all present that the next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for September 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the East Wenatchee office.