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News Release - 4/10/2006

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Prior to the Commission Meeting starting, Commissioners and District staff toured the Wells Hydroelectric Project with Congressman Doc Hastings.

Recently, Congressman Hastings introduced a bill that will facilitate sale of property from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to Douglas County PUD. “Congressman Hastings and his staff have worked tirelessly to facilitate Douglas PUD’s purchase of these lands. All of the land surrounding the Wells Project would be owned by the PUD and managed according to local input and the Wells Project License. Emphasis will be on maintaining public access and the natural habitat condition of the land,” said Manager Bill Dobbins.

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Mike Doneen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the April 10, 2006 Commission meeting held at the Wells Hydroelectric Project:

Presented Wells Operations Supervisor Dub Simmons with his twenty year service award. Commissioner Doneen recognized the milestone achievement and thanked Dub for his dedication to the PUD. Dub said, “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Douglas County for the last twenty years.”

Authorized a change order to contract 05-22-W, with Wells and Wade Mechanical to provide Douglas PUD with HVAC modification and retrofit to Units 2-4 for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The change includes extending the system into another room, and additional duct work. The cost of the change is $15,594, raising the total project cost from $289,894 to $305,488 and will extend the term of the contract 10 days. (06-92)

Awarded Jenco Building Services of Fife, contract 06-13-W, joint seal repairs for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Jenco Building Services, with a bid price of $22,990 was the lowest responsive bidder. (06-93)

Approved an agreement for professional services with EES consulting for assessment of total dissolved gas (TDG) at Wells Dam. The scope of services under this agreement is for the retrospective analysis of historical TDG data and the implementation of the TDG and computational fluid dynamics activities at the Wells Hydroelectric Project at a cost not to exceed $267,000. (06-94)

Authorized an agreement for professional services with Oakwood Consulting, Inc. for assessment of total dissolved gas (TDG) at Wells Dam. The scope of services under this agreement is for the independent peer review of TDG activities at Wells Dam at a cost not to exceed $50,000. (06-95)

Approved a land use permit for GWS Orchards, LLC. This permit will allow an existing orchard operation, access roadway, irrigation pipeline and shoreline access to continue on District land. (06-96)

Heard the results of the bid opening for bid document 06-16-D, customer edge equipment and enclosures. One bid was received for the contract from Platt of Wenatchee, with a bid of $179,000. The District’s estimate was $194,000. The bid will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.