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News Release - 10/10/2011

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis, and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the October 10, 2011 Commission meeting held at the District’s Bridgeport office:

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Awarded Chief Operator Dan Magee, with his twenty-five year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Dan on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his many years of service. Dan thanked the Commission for the opportunity to work at Douglas PUD and said it has been a great experience.

Approved naming custodian for East Wenatchee Revolving Fund after retirement of previous custodian.  (11-131)

 Authorized Cooper Power Systems as sole source for automation ready pole top gang switches.  Cooper Power Systems is the only manufacturer of the gang switches that meet the District’s specifications. (11-132)

Approved an IPTV Transport Rights Letter Agreement with the American Movie Classics Company, Inc. These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (11-133)

Authorized an IPTV Transport Rights Agreement with the Fox News Network, LLC.   These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (11-134)

Approved a professional service agreement with Biomark Inc. for PIT-tagging services regarding Wells Hatchery Steelhead. The Habitat Conservation Plan calls for tagging juvenile Wells Hatchery steelhead with PIT tags to monitor and evaluate the program.   The cost is not to exceed $23,400. (11-135)

Authorized a cooperative service agreement with the United States Department of Agricultural regarding gull exclusionary wires at Wells Dam.   These wires help deter predation on migrating salmon and steelhead smolts by gulls, terns and cormorants.  The agreement is not to exceed $22,504. (11-136)

Opened bids under bid document 11-16-D, 144 count long span fiber optic cable. The bids will be analyzed prior to an award recommendation.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. October 17, 2011 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.