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Meaghan Vibbert
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News Release - 7/12/2004

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the July 12, 2004 Commission meeting held at the Bridgeport Office:

Authorized a change order for the contract with G.D.C.D. Electric, Inc. to supply Douglas PUD with conduit and vault installation along Badger Mountain Road. The changes include moving one feeder circuit and fiber conduits to the south side of the road to prevent conflict with storm drainage and sewer taps on the north side of the road. The cost of the changes is $29,000, raising the total project cost from $210,480 to $239,480. (04-138)

Approved flow measurement services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project from ASL AQFlow Inc. These services will include flow measurement services, data analysis and a flow test report at a cost not to exceed $35,242. (04-139)

Approved the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife budget for the fiscal year 2004-2005 Methow and Wells Hatchery complex evaluation program for $192,585. This is a 4.4% increase from last year’s budget. (04-140)

Authorized a land use permit for Bradley and Bonnie Sleder. An existing irrigation pump will be allowed on District land with this permit. (04-141)

Approved a wind testing lease and option agreement with F.M. Roberts covering 20 acres with an annual payment of $24. (04-142)

Authorized a request for rehearing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with regard to the Wells Hydroelectric Project Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The District would like to clarify that the HCP supersedes the Wells Long-term Settlement Agreement and to clarify the role of the Mid-Columbia Coordinating Committee. (04-143)

Approved a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with diversion structure modifications for the Twisp River acclimation pond. The modifications will prevent screens from clogging with debris during high water events. (04-144)