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News Release - 3/27/2006

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Mike Doneen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the March 27, 2006 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened the bid submitted for bid document 06-14-W, Wells Dam 1,000, 2,000 and 3,750 kVA 14.4 kV / 480V Distribution and small power transformers. One bid was received for the contract from Western States Electric of Portland, with a bid of $237,470. The District’s estimate was $175,000. The bid will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Opened the bid submitted for bid document 06-15-D, Distribution tree trimming. One bid was received for the contract from Asplundh of Kenmore, WA with a bid of $241,728. The District’s estimate was $240,880. The bid will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Presented Supervisor of Customer Accounting Rose Klinge with her twenty year service award. Commissioner Doneen recognized the milestone achievement and thanked Rose for her dedication to the PUD and for her positive attitude. Rose said, “I am honestly proud to work for Douglas PUD. I feel I am serving the residents of Douglas County, and that is important to me.”

Awarded Pole Maintenance Company, LLC of Columbus, NE, contract 06-11-D, pole testing and treating. Pole Maintenance Company, with a bid price of $171,180, was the lowest responsive bidder. (06-79)

Authorized execution of a Pole Attachment License Agreement with CenturyTel of Washington. (06-80)

Approved closure of the Rural Economic Development Fund accounts for 2005-2006. (06-81)

Authorized execution of a Quit Claim Deed to Victor C. and Mary K. Bailey. Douglas County Assessors Office identifies a small parcel of land near Pateros as being owned by the District. District records do not indicate ownership, nor did the title search. This resolution will correct the ownership of the property. (06-82)

Approved an agreement for bird control with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a sole source. The USDA Wildlife Services has the necessary permits and is mandated by Congress to handle wildlife damage problems. The contract with the USDA shall not exceed $5,517. (06-83)