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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 10/11/2004

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the October 11, 2004 Commission meeting held at the Bridgeport Office:

Approved a wind testing lease and option agreement with Merle and Elsie Jacobsen covering 235 acres with an annual payment of $551. (04-214)

Authorized acceptance of a subdivision power facilities agreement for Bollinger Addition Subdivision. The developer, Jay Bollinger, has paid the Contribution in Aid of Construction and provided a secured funds account in the total amount of $17,622. (04-215)

Awarded Iblings Electric of Wenatchee the contract to provide Douglas PUD with electrical modifications and additions to Memorial Park, Pateros. Iblings Electric, with a bid price of $33,110, was the lowest responsive bidder. (04-217)

Authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with modifications to the Twisp River Weir / Sill. This weir is in place to collect brood stock for the Methow spring chinook hatchery. Based on testing during the 2003 adult migration, these modifications will make the weir more effective. (04-218)

Congratulated T. James Davis on his appointment to the American Public Power Association’s Board of Directors. Jim Davis is a fourth generation wheat farmer, raised on the family farm in the Saint Andrews area of Douglas County where he presently resides. A 1964 graduate of Coulee City High School, Jim received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Eastern Washington University. A graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation Leadership Program, Jim is also a Kellogg Fellow in Food and Agriculture policy at Resources for the Future, a Washington, DC research foundation.

Jim began his service to Douglas County PUD in 1987 and was re-elected to his fourth term on the Commission in 2004. In 1996, Jim was appointed to the American Public Power Association Policy Boards Advisory Council and received APPA’s Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award in 2003. He has served in every office of the Washington PUD Association, including president in 1993. Jim was appointed by Washington Governor Booth Gardner to serve on the Washington Energy Strategy Advisory Committee in 1991; and by Governor Mike Lowry to the steering committee for the Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System in 1996. He has served as president of the Central Washington Grain Growers, Inc. Mr. Davis is currently the president of the Washington State Farmers Union. During the years 1969 through 1971 he also served as a 1st Lieutenant, Field artillery, U.S. Army.