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News Release - 5/5/2003

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the May 5, 2003 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Approved the acceptance of work preformed by Pacific Utility Equipment Company for a 47 foot sheave height hydraulic digger-derrick installed on the District’s new line truck. All work under the contract has been completed, inspected and determined to meet the specifications. (03-71)

Awarded G.G. Richardson Inc., of Wenatchee , the contract to provide Douglas PUD with Doneen Substation civil construction. G.G. Richardson, with a bid price of $ 421,959, was the lowest responsive bidder. (03-72)

Authorized an addendum to the Headquarters Addition bid document. The addendum will clarify the pre-bid conference date. (03-73)

Approved a land use permit with Annette Gore. An access road and agricultural use of District land will be allowed with this permit. (03-74)

Authorized an agreement with Chewuch Canal Company regarding access to Chewuch Dam Fish Trapping Facilities. This agreement will allow Douglas PUD to collect spring chinook broodstock from the fish ladder at the Chewuch Dam for $1,000 per year. (03-75)

The Commission was reminded that last week, April 28, 2003, a resolution was introduced authorizing a power sales agreement between Douglas PUD and Cowlitz County PUD. This short-term power sales agreement would replace a portion of the power lost when Cowlitz PUD’s Swift No. 2 Powerhouse was damaged in 2002. Douglas PUD Commission will revisit this issue at their next board meeting May 12, 2003.

Reminded those in attendance the May 19th Commission Meeting has been canceled.