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Meaghan Vibbert
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News Release - 10/18/2004

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Mike Doneen executed the following actions during the October 18, 2004 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Authorized a power sales letter agreement with Cowlitz PUD. This short-term power sales agreement will replace a portion of the power lost when Cowlitz PUD’s Swift No. 2 Powerhouse was damaged in 2002. (02-119)

Rejected a bid to provide Douglas PUD with 115 kV breakers and potential transformer footings at Terry Substation. Only one bid was received for this work. It was determined to be non-responsive. (02-220)

Approved acceptance of a subdivision power facilities agreement for Briarwood Subdivision, phases 8B and 9B. The developer, Fargo Development Company, has paid the Contribution in Aid of Construction and provided a secured funds account in the total amount of $58,108. (02-221)

Authorized the purchase of real property from Juanita Hadfield. Douglas PUD has the need to acquire property for the development of a substation in the Withrow area. (02-222)

Authorized Energy Northwest to refund a portion of the Energy Northwest Wind Project Revenue Bonds, series 2001, to achieve debt service savings. (02-223)

Approved Addendum B to Consulting and Special Agency Agreement for Safety Consultant services with ESCI, NWPPA and four other utilities. This resolution will increase ESCI’s rates by 5 percent. (02-224)

Authorized the renewal of Aircraft Non-ownership Liability Coverage with XL Aerospace. The premium price of $10,625 will insure Douglas PUD with a $10,000,000 limit of liability after a charter provider’s coverage is exhausted. (02-225)

**There will be a press briefing in the East Wenatchee Headquarters Board Room Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 a.m. to answer questions about the following three resolutions.

A resolution was introduced authorizing the District to enter into a settlement agreement with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

A resolution was introduced authorizing the District to enter into a power sales contract with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

A resolution was introduced authorizing the District to enter into a power sales service agreement with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Final action on these three resolutions is expected to occur at the regular Commission meeting scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on November 1, 2004 at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building.