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News Release - 9/15/2008

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Ron Skagen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the September 15, 2008 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Authorized change order No. 3 to contract 06-41-W, generator rebuild for unit refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project.  Changes include providing office space to Toshiba, developing design drawings for stay vane extensions, revising schedule, and compensation for extra excavation and foundation construction on buildings A and B. This change order will increase the not to exceed limit $33,000 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $151,285,750. (08-230)

Awarded Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. of Auburn, contract 08-21-W, spare transformer relocation for Wells Hydroelectric Project. Bigge Crane, with a bid price of $43,495, was the lowest responsive bidder. (08-231)

Rejected bid under bid document 08-42-W, moving and storing 230kV GSU power transformer insulating oil for Wells Hydroelectric Project. The bids exceeded the engineer’s estimate by more than the amount allowable under state law. Authorized a call for bids under bid document 08-47-W, moving and storing transformer insulating oil. This is necessary to perform maintenance on the transformers. (08-232)

Approved purchase of certain real property associated with Wells Tracts 1132 from Parsons Ranch, LLC. The property is necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. (08-233)

Approved purchase of certain real property associated with Wells Tracts 1134 from Mark and Diana Henderson. The property is necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. (08-234)

Approved land use permit 749C-02 for Wells Tract 749.  This permit will allow residential landscaping on District property. (08-235)

Authorized acceptance of equipment received from Altec Industries, Inc. under contract 07-06-D, 4X4 material handling 55 foot bucket truck. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (08-236)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 08-26-D, overhead conductor South Nile to Rapids 115kV transmission line. (08-237)

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 08-43-D, composite insulators South Nile to Rapids 115kV transmission line. (08-238)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 08-44-D, steel poles South Nile to Rapids 115kV transmission line. (08-239)

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 08-45-D, wood poles South Nile to Rapids 115kV transmission line. (08-240)

Set policy for District use of personal cell phones and management tool allowance. (08-241)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. September 22, 2008 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.