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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 3/7/2005

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

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

Approved a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with EPR underground primary cable. After evaluating methods to rebuild the existing overhead lines in the Waterville Plateau area or replacing them with underground lines using plowing installation techniques, it was decided that when possible overhead lines should be replaced with plowed underground primary cable to avoid problems that occur when frost accumulates on overhead lines. (05-55)

Authorized a change order for the contract with Tunnel Hill Granite to perform excavating services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project for 2004-2005. The change covers equipment rates which would increase the efficiency of forebay debris removal. (05-56)

Authorized an agreement for professional services with Columbia Basin Environmental for dissolved gas sensor calibration for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Periodic maintenance and calibration of dissolved gas sensors is necessary to assure accurate readings. A total dissolved gas and spill evaluation study will also be conducted. This contract is not to exceed $10,339.50. (05-57)