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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 2/3/2003

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the February 3, 2003 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with the installation of underground primary cable. There were seven bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $519,900 to $1,873,118. The apparent low bid was received from Cascade Cable Constructors of Spokane. The District’s estimate was $546,700. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Authorized acceptance of work performed by Alstom Transmission and Distribution Inc, working under contract to supply Douglas PUD with substation circuit breakers. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (03-18)

Approved an addendum to the agreement for professional services with Varela and Associates. In order to complete the water system plan for the town of Withrow, it is necessary to extend the contract date to August 31, 2003. (03-19)

Authorized an amendment to the agreement for professional services with BioMark, Inc. With the unexpectedly large migration of PIT-tagged fish over Wells Dam, final analysis and report preparation were delayed to include the entire 2002 migration. This resolution will extend the contract through March 31, 2003 at no additional cost to the District. (03-20)

Listened to manager Bill Dobbins explain the Colville Confederated Tribes claim against Douglas PUD for compensation for the bed of the river and all of the submerged shore land around the Colville Reservation. The Colville Confederated Tribes hired four consultants who produced three reports, Historical, Anthropological and Economic, supporting their claim. A meeting was held Thursday, January 30, between the District and representatives of the Colville Tribal Council and their attorney along with counsel for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to discuss the Claim.