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News Release - 10/27/2008

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Ron Skagen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the October 27, 2008 Commission meeting held at the East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Approved change order No. 2 to contract 07-15-D, communication splicing crew with Beckstead Electric, Inc. This change order increases the not to exceed limit $160,000.  The increase is necessary due to increased demand for connections to the Douglas County Community Network. (08-268)

Approved the acceptance of all work performed by Robinson Brothers Construction, Inc. working under contract 07-24-D, Sun Cove communication distribution system installation.  All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (08-269)

Awarded Pipkin Construction of East Wenatchee, contract 08-48-D, 13th Street storage yard. Pipkin, with a bid price of $206,150, was the lowest responsive bidder. (08-270)

Authorized video transport agreements with television networks.  These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network.  (08-271)

Approved addendum No. 1 to bid document 08-46-W, headquarters building interiors 2008.  The pre-bid walk through with potential bidders revealed necessary revisions and clarifications to the bid document. (08-272)

Authorized the renewal of Aircraft Non-ownership Liability Coverage with Arch Insurance for the premium of $7,510. (08-273)

Authorized purchase of property insurance coverage with Starr Technical Risks Agency, Inc and Zurich American Insurance Company for a total premium of $476,422. (08-274)

Adopted a Strategic Plan for the District.  The Strategic plan outlines the District’s Mission, Value and Planning statements. (08-275)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. November 3, 2008 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.