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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 5/29/2007

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Ron Skagen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the May 29, 2007 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters building:

Opened bids submitted for bid document 07-06-D, 4X4 material handling 55 foot bucket truck.  The apparent low bid was received from Altec Industries, Inc. of Dixon, CA. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Heard a presentation from Local Tel representatives regarding their use of the Douglas County Community Network.

Awarded North Sky Communications of Vancouver, WA, contract 07-22-D, Eastmont Communication Building to Douglas Switchyard and Briarwood Subdivision fiber backbone installation. North Sky, with a bid price of $96,925, was the lowest responsive bidder. (07-162)

Authorized negotiation of an agreement for professional services with Sigma Six Solutions.  The firm will provide on-site management in addition to testing all substation equipment, verifying connections and preparing organized and well maintained testing documentation for the Pangborn Substation.  (07-163)

Approved a request for proposals, 07-28-D, IPTV video headend.  This process will determine the best solution to meet the needs of the District.  (07-164)

Established a hearing for proposed pole attachment rate formula and resulting rate. Information can be found on the District’s website at www.douglaspud.org.The Public Hearing date is set for June 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the East Wenatchee Headquarters building. Anyone wishing to comment on the changes may do so in writing prior to that time or by attending the hearing in person.  (07-165)

Approved acceptance of a subdivision power facilities agreement for New Horizon Orchards Subdivision. The developer, New Horizon Orchards, has paid the contribution in aid of construction and provided a cash deposit in the total amount of $66,885. (07-166)

Scheduled a public hearing to consider standards under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.  Information can be found on the District’s website at www.douglaspud.org. The Public Hearing date is set for July 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the East Wenatchee Headquarters building. Anyone wishing to comment may do so in writing prior to that time or by attending the hearing in person.  (07-167)

Authorized wind project lease and option agreements with three property owners covering a total of 1,328 acres.  (07-168-170)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. June 4, 2007 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters building.