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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 11/4/2002

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the November 4, 2002 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Authorized a Master Confirmation Agreement with UBS AG under the Western Systems Power Pool Agreement. This agreement will allow Douglas PUD and UBS AG to exchange, sell or purchase capacity, energy or other services. (02-223)

Provided notice of estimated excess compensation billings. State law requires employers to give notice, at a public meeting, of the employer’s estimate of the excess compensation billings. The District’s estimate of excess compensation billings is $214,000 for its Public Employees’ Retirement System Plan 1 employees who are expected to retire during the period from October 31, 2002 through the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement on March 31, 2005. (02-224)

Ratified the purchase of a security information management system from TriGeo Network Security. Douglas PUD needs to ensure data integrity and prevent any compromise of the computer system from outside sources. Security Information Management Systems were researched and TriGeo Contego Security Information System was found to provide necessary functions at a reasonable cost. This contract is not to exceed $24,100. (02-225)

Authorized the renewal of Aircraft Non-ownership liability coverage with XL Aerospace. The premium price of $9,138 will insure Douglas PUD with a $10,000,000 limit of liability. (02-226)

Approved an agreement for professional services with Biomark, Inc., a sole source, to supply all Pit-tag related research activities for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Biomark will provide consistency with existing infrastructure and studies because they are the only company with a working knowledge of the proposed adult and juvenile Pit-tag interrogation system. This contract is not to exceed $100,000. (02-227)

Authorized an independent contractor’s agreement with Joseph First. Douglas PUD occasionally has the need for electrical engineering support at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. First has knowledge and experience in hydroelectric power plant operations that will be useful at the Wells Project. (02-228)

Rescheduled the November 11 Commission Meeting to Tuesday, November 12 due to the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Bridgeport Office.