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News Release - 6/14/2004

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the June 14, 2004 Commission meeting held at the Bridgeport Office:

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with wood poles for the Strahl Canyon distribution line rebuild. There were three bids received for the contract with prices ranging from $101,157 to $124,854. The apparent low bid was received from McFarland Cascade of Tacoma. The cost of the poles was estimated at $138,570.

Authorized an addendum to the bid document to provide Douglas PUD with customer edge equipment for the Douglas County Community Network. This addendum corrects a technical error in the bid specifications and sets the bid opening date at June 28, 2004. (04-109)

Awarded McFarland Cascade of Tacoma the contract to provide Douglas PUD with wood poles for the Strahl Canyon distribution line rebuild. McFarland Cascade, with a bid price of $101,157, was the lowest responsive bidder. (04-110)

Authorized acceptance of a subdivision power facilities agreement for Columbia Ridge Subdivision. The developer, Gary Noyes, has paid the Contribution in Aid of Construction and provided a secured funds account in the total amount of $74,518. (04-111)

Approved a purchase and sale agreement with John’s Retirement Plan Trust for real property in the Withrow area. (04-112)

Authorized a sole source purchase of a map board from Monitor Mapboard for the new Dispatch Center. The map board will allow dispatchers to safety-tag switches and other equipment involved in outages and electric system maintenance work. This contract is not to exceed $22,000 plus tax. (04-113)

Authorized change orders No. 1 and No. 2 for the contract with ABB to provide Douglas PUD with excitation system replacement for units one through ten for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The changes cover Western Electricity Coordinating Council required generator testing, increasing the field voltage capacity, and providing a back-up field current regulator. The cost of all the changes is $212,920, raising the total project cost from $1,992,000 to $2,204,920. (04-114 04-115)

Authorized Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2004-2005 supplemental budget for the Wells Wildlife Area. The budget request was for $98,612, which is a three percent increase from last year. (04-116)

Approved a resolution of opposition to formation of Grid West, a proposed Northwest regional transmission organization. Douglas PUD favors alternate plans for targeted, cost-effective transmission improvements without creation of a new large administrative entity in the Northwest. (04-117)

Reminded those in attendance the June 21st Commission Meeting has been canceled.