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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 8/9/2010

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Lynn Heminger and Ron Skagen executed the following actions during the August 09, 2010 Commission meeting held at the District’s Bridgeport office:

Approved the acceptance of an engagement letter with KPMG LLP for the audit of the Wells Hydroelectric Project fiscal year ended August 31, 2010. KPMG LLP has provided Douglas PUD with consistent certified public accounting services. (10-155)

Authorized District staff and Counsel to pursue a refund of privilege tax paid on the fixed daily charge portion of customer revenue. A lawsuit by other utilities clarified that the tax should only apply to revenue related to power charges. The District will seek approximately $87,000 from the Department of Revenue in coordination with Chelan and Grant PUDs. (10-156)

Reminded those in attendance the August 16, 2010 Commission Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 19, 2010 due to the Wells Hydroelectric Project bond issuance.  That meeting will be held at 1p.m. in the East Wenatchee Headquarters Building. The August 23, 2010 Commission Meeting has been canceled.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. August 19, 2010 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.