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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 12/1/2003

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the December 1, 2003 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to design, build and install a pier, pilings, and float at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster for Douglas PUD. There were two bids received for the contract with bid prices at $258,880 and $196,380. The apparent low bid was received from Wesslen Construction Inc., of Spokane. The District’s estimate was $134,029. All bids will be evaluated prior to staff recommendation.

Approved a weatherization agreement with the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council. Douglas PUD has participated in the Washington State Department of Community Development’s Energy Matchmaker Low Income Weatherization Program through the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council since 1988. Douglas PUD will contribute $25,000 for 2004. The program utilizes matching funds to weatherize houses for low-income residents of Douglas County. (03-202)

Approved retirement and sale of certain District personal property items. The equipment is surplus to Douglas PUD’s needs. The Eastmont School District has agreed to pay the fair market value of $3,000 for three network routers. (03-203)

Approved the execution of a change order for the contract with Pacific Breakers to provide Douglas PUD Station Service Circuit Breakers for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The change covers removing existing control circuits, installing terminal blocks, and installing direct current circuit breakers for the trip units. The cost of this change order is $55,854, raising the total contract from $945,698 to $1,001,552. (03-204)

Reminded those present that December 15, 2003 was established as the final hearing date for the Distribution System budget and rate schedule changes. The hearings will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the East Wenatchee Headquarters.