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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 2/7/2005

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Mike Doneen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the February 7, 2005 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Approved an agreement regarding transmission line easement and County road and authorized an agreement to convey land to the District within its transmission line easement. In an area east of Fancher Heights subdivision, a transmission line crosses a parcel of land that is being developed into a subdivision. The District has negotiated with the developer and Douglas County to identify acceptable lot layouts, roadways and utility corridors which give the developer the required services while assuring the District will be able to safely operate and maintain the transmission line. (05-32 05-33)

Approved an agreement for professional services with Eureka Software, Inc. for the development of the public relicensing website. The cost of this contract is not to exceed $30,000. (05-34)

Authorized negotiation of agreements for professional services for consulting services regarding the relicensing of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The relicensing process will pose challenges in the years to come. The District requires assistance from consulting firms with experience in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing process. (05-5)

Approved negotiation of a professional services agreement with Columbia Research for the 2005 -2007 pikeminnow removal program. Columbia Research was the only respondent to the District’s request for proposals. (05-36)

Authorized the Mid-Columbia Hourly Coordination 2005 Budget. Grant PUD, acting as Hourly Coordination Central, provides services for the coordination of power generation for the Mid-Columbia PUDs. (05-37)

Declared wireless telephony equipment surplus and authorized disposal. The manufacturer of the new wireless telephone system has agreed to accept the old units and credit the District up to $100 per unit for use toward future purchases. (05-38)