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Meaghan Vibbert
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News Release - 7/5/2005

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Mike Doneen, Jim Davis, and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the July 5, 2005 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids to rebuild Generator Unit No. 1 for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. There were four bids received for the contract with bid prices ranging from $4,880,499 to $9,999,000 The apparent low bid was received from National Electric Coil of Columbus, OH. Estimated to cost $6,500,000, all bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation.

Approved acceptance and final payment of all work performed by Integrated Archive Systems of Palo Alto, CA under contract to provide Douglas PUD with a disk-based mass storage solution. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (05-155)

Rejected the bids to provide Douglas PUD with a new substation transformer. The bids received for the contract exceeded the engineer’s estimate by more than the amount allowable under state law. (05-156)

Authorized a call for bids to provide Douglas PUD with well and pump maintenance for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Maintenance work needs to be performed in a timely manner by a qualified contractor. The successful bidder will be a qualified contractor that is available to provide services when needed. (05-157)

The Commission recessed the meeting at 3:20 p.m. and reconvened Wednesday, July 6 for a 10 a.m. meeting in Nespelem with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. At this meeting, the Commissioners and Manager Bill Dobbins presented the Colville Tribal Business Council a check for $13,500,000 to comply with the lump-sum payment portion of the Colville Settlement Agreement that was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission earlier this year. Both the District and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation look forward to a continued positive working relationship with regard to the Wells Hydroelectric Project..