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Meaghan Vibbert
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News Release - 4/7/2008

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Ron Skagen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the April 7, 2008 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Opened bids submitted for bid document 08-09-D, Withrow Water Works Improvements Project. The apparent low bid was received from Pipkin Construction of East Wenatchee. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Opened bid submitted for bid document 08-07-W, battery testing and maintenance.  The only bid was received from United Sales Associates of Lake Oswego, OR.  The bid will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Authorized acceptance performed by Altec Industries, Inc. working under contract 07-04-D, three small one man bucket units with service bodies. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications.  (08-78)

Approved renewal of contract 07-15-D, communication splicing crew with Beckstead Electric, Inc. for an additional one-year period. (08-79)

Awarded Chandler Business Interiors, Inc. of East Wenatchee contract 08-04-D, crew facility office furnishings.  Chandler Business Interiors, with a bid price of $35,964 was the only responsive bidder. (08-80)

Awarded HD Supply Utilities of Portland, contract 08-08-D, EPR underground primary cable.  HD Supply, with a bid price of $269,640 (Kerite –Firm), was the lowest responsive bidder. (08-81)

Authorized change order No. 1 to contract 07-11-W, landscape and other improvements - Wells Hydroelectric Project.  The change will replace asphalt on the pathway around the lagoon and two camping pads at Marina Park This change order will increase the not to exceed limit $20,112 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $292,612. (08-82)

Approved a rate adjustment for the Professional Services Agreement with Hatch Acres Corporation.  This agreement allows for the fee schedule to be negotiated twice annually to reflect any increase in the cost of doing business. (08-83)

Authorized land use permit 11RR-01 for Columbia Run Properties.  This permit will allow a pedestrian crossing to the Wells Reservoir on District property. (08-84)

Authorized land use permit 11RR-02 for Black Bear Lands, LLC.  This permit will allow a pedestrian crossing to the Wells Reservoir on District property. (08-85)

Established the new administrative position of a second Network Analyst.  (08-86)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 14, 2008 at the District’s Bridgeport office.