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News Release - 6/30/2008

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger Ron Skagen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the June 30, 2008 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Heard a report on the bids opened June 23, 2008: Bid document 08-16-W, log and debris boom at Wells Dam.  The apparent low bid was received from American Civil Constructors West Coast Inc. of Seattle. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Bid document 08-29-D, asphalt installation and repair.  The only bid received was from Moe Asphalt Patching and Seal Coating, Inc, of Wenatchee. The bid will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Bid document 08-19-W, relay test set for Wells Hydroelectric Project.  The only bid received was from Doble Engineering Company of Watertown, MA. The bid will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Authorized acceptance of all work performed by Beckstead Electric, Inc. for the first year of contract 07-15-D, communication splicing crew. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications.   (08-151)

Approved acceptance of materials received from Central Moloney, under contract 08-01-D, single-phase padmount distribution transformers.  All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications.   (08-152)

Authorized acceptance of contract 08-06-D, snow-cat with trailer with Tucker Snow-Cat Corporation.  All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications.   (08-153)

Awarded Codale Electric Supply, Inc of Orem, UT, contract 08-28-D, 144 count fiber optic cable. Codale Electric Supply, with a bid price of $338,800, was the lowest responsive bidder. (08-154)

Awarded Moe Asphalt Patching and Seal Coating, Inc, of Wenatchee contract 08-29-D, asphalt installation and repair. Moe Asphalt, with a bid price of $143,066, was the only responsive bidder. (08-155)                           

Appointed the Board of the Electric Utility Rural Economic Development Revolving Fund (RED Fund). The Board of the District will oversee and direct the activities of the RED Fund. (08-156)

Established the salary compensation for the Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County as provided by the laws of the State of Washington.  (08-157)

Approved a call for bid under bid document 08-12-D, Bridgeport Bar fiber optic system construction. (08-159)

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 08-38-D, underground primary conductor. Large conductor is necessary for the size of the loads at the Sabey Corporation’s InterGate.Columbia I LLC facility. (08-160)

Approved a change in the District’s travel reimbursement policy to reflect changes in the Internal Revenue Service approved mileage rate for the final months of 2008. (08-161)

Authorized Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) pilot project agreement with the Port of Chelan County. (08-162)

Awarded American Civil Constructors West Coast Inc. of Seattle contract 08-16-W, log and debris boom at Wells Dam. American Civil Constructors, with a bid price of $6,154,844, was the lowest responsive bidder. (08-163)

Awarded Doble Engineering Company of Watertown, MA, contract 08-19-W, relay test set for Wells Hydroelectric Project. Doble Engineering Company, with a bid price of $58,025, was the only responsive bidder. (08-164)

Authorized an agreement for professional services with Long View Associate to provide guidance and perspective regarding ongoing aquatic relicensing studies. (08-165)

Approved the operation and maintenance budget for the Wells Hatchery for the 2008-2009 fiscal year for $1,061,287.  This is a 1.9 percent increase from last year’s budget. (08-166)

Approved the operation and maintenance budget for the Methow Hatchery for the 2008-2009 fiscal year for $ 836,556.  This is a 5.2 percent increase from last year’s budget. (08-167)

Approved the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2008-2009 supplemental budget for the Wells Wildlife Area.  The budget request was for $ 86,055. (08-168)

Authorized agreement with Eugene and Janice Feenan regarding participation in Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), Wells Tract 87. (08-169)

Approved agreement with RLF Columbia Land Holdings, LLC with regard to Carpenter Island Improvements (Wells Tract 503). (08-170)

Approved five wind project lease and option agreements covering 1,110 acres. (08-171-08-175)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. July 7, 2008 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.