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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 2/22/2005

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the February 22, 2005 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with turbine guide bearing refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. There were two bids received for the contract with bid prices at $ 97,500 and $139,440. The apparent low bid was received from ITT Pro Service of Salt Lake City, Utah. Estimated to cost $105,000, all bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation.

Authorized increasing the Distribution System Rate Stabilization Fund from $9,798,811 to $12,000,000. This account allows the District to stabilize rates in times of extreme but temporary drought affecting generation at the Wells Project or other business conditions that may negatively affect the District. (05-41)

Extended the District’s Bridgeport Headquarters Janitorial Services Agreement with ARE-SEAS Maintenance for 2005. This resolution will extend the terms of the contract through December 31, 2005. (05-42)

Approved an interlocal cooperative agreement with Douglas County with regard to Withrow water system improvements. The grant from the State of Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development requires Douglas County to be the lead agency for administration of funds. (05-43)

Authorized partial release of retainage to Corrigan’s Spray Service under contract for grounds maintenance for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Corrigan’s Spray Service has completed all requirements of the first year of the two year contract. (05-44)

Approved acceptance and final payment to Iblings Electric working under contract to provide Douglas PUD with electrical modifications and additions to Memorial Park, Pateros. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (05-45)

Authorized an agreement with National Electric Coil, Inc. This resolution authorizes National Electric Coil to assist the District as it assesses the integrity of generator windings at the Wells Project. (05-46)