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News Release - 12/8/2003

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the December 8, 2003 Commission meeting held at the Bridgeport Office:

Presented Journeyman Mechanic Tom Miller with his thirty-year service award. In making this presentation, Commission President Jim Davis thanked Miller for his many years of devoted service to the customers of Douglas County. “Thank you,” said Miller.

Rejected the bids to design, build and install a pier, pilings, and float at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster for Douglas PUD. The bids received for the contract exceeded the engineer’s estimate by more than the amount allowable under state law. (03-205)

Authorized a call for bids to furnish and install pilings at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster. Environmental permits associated with this project require all “in-water” work to be completed by February 28, 2004. This project is in compliance with the 1997 Recreation Action Plan Update. (03-206)

Approved amendment No. 3 to the Agreement for Professional Services with Richard L. Simon. Simon is currently gathering and analyzing data from Douglas PUD’s anemometer towers in our wind generation study. This amendment will increase the contract limit from $100,000 to $200,000. (03-207)

Authorized a Professional Services Agreement with Badger Mountain Productions. Douglas PUD has a need to document District activities on an ongoing basis. Badger Mountain Productions has been providing video documentation for several years and has a good knowledge of District operations. This contract shall not exceed $130,000. (03-208)

Approved the funding request of North Central Educational Service District, NCESD, in the amount of $42,729 for the 2003-2004 school year. In effect since 1988, agreements between Douglas PUD and NCESD have been established to provide educational curriculum for every kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh grade student in Douglas County. Classes pertain to electrical generation, electric distribution, conservation, safety and wise use of water resources. In addition, a fifth and sixth grade curriculum includes some Douglas County history and geology along with a tour of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. (02-209)