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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 3/28/2005

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Mike Doneen, Jim Davis, and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the March 28, 2005 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to provide Douglas PUD with EPR underground primary cable. There were three bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $284,291 to $306,801. The apparent low bid was received from WESCO of Portland. The District’s estimate was $303,422. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Conducted a public hearing regarding changes to Rate Schedule 6, Wholesale Communication Services. No one being present with questions regarding the changes and having received no other form of comment, the Commission declared the hearing closed. The changes establish a voice over internet protocol port rate, allows repairs of VLAN connections outside of normal working hours and establishes a secure rack space rate. (05-68)

Authorized acceptance of all work performed by McCandlish Electric for the first year of a contract to provide Douglas County PUD with traffic control flagging. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. Douglas PUD will opt to extend the contract an additional year. (05-66)

Authorized a change order and acceptance of all work performed by Asplundh Tree Expert Co. for the first year of a contract to provide Douglas County PUD with Distribution tree trimming. The change order was necessary to complete tree trimming in the Bridgeport area. The cost of the change is $2,614.46, raising the total project cost from $225,000 to $227,614.46. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. Douglas PUD will opt to extend the contract an additional year. (05-67)

Authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with wood poles for the O’Malley 34.5 KV Project phase two. (05-69)

Approved a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with 336 ACSR conductor for the O’Malley 34.5 KV Project phase two. The aluminum coated steel reinforced wire will be used to rebuild overhead line to the east and north of the O’Malley substation. (05-70)

Authorized a call for bids to rebuild China Creek and Strahl Canyon. The District’s 2005 construction plan calls for a number of overhead projects which our crews could not complete in addition to their normal work load. Contractors can effectively install new and remove old distribution circuits. (05-71)

Approved renewal of fiduciary and employee benefit insurance with American International Group (AIG). (05-72)

Established land use fees for property recently acquired from the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad. (05-73)

Approved a land use permit for Thomas Kottke and Rebecca Oropeza. An existing boat dock and landscaping will be allowed on District land with this permit. (05-74)

Authorized execution of a quit claim deed to Pateros Trading Company, Inc. During an inventory of private uses within recently purchased land a property description overlap was discovered. This resolution will correct the property description. (05-75)

Approved a letter of agreement with Douglas County regarding aerial photography. The District has a need for high resolution photography to map the electrical transmission corridor, the Wells Wildlife areas and monitor shoreline erosion. (05-76)

Authorized an agreement for professional services with LGL Limited for 2005-2008 bull trout telemetry study. This contract is not to exceed $293,852. (05-77)

Declared Allen-Bradley, Inc. the sole source for the programmable logic controllers (PLC) for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Allen-Bradley products are the only PLC products that provide the required features and reliability critical to the operation of the Wells Project. (05-78)

Declared Schweitzer Engineering Labs a sole source for protective relays for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Protective relaying schemes are in integral part of the Wells Project and are extremely important to the District for protecting expensive, critical equipment. Schweitzer will provide consistency with existing equipment at the Wells Project. (05-79)

Approved an independent contractor’s agreement with Sue Marcear to provide temporary support services to the District on an as needed basis. (05-80)