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News Release - 12/12/2011

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the December 12, 2011 Commission meeting held at the District’s Bridgeport office:

Adopted the boundaries of the Commission Districts previously proposed.  The changes will decrease the deviation from equality for all three Commissioners. (11-165)

Authorized amendment No. 2 to Professional Service Agreement with Commonwealth Associates, Inc. under RFQ 10-13-D, consulting engineering services for Douglas-Rapids 230 kV Transmission Line Project. This agreement allows for the rate schedule to be adjusted annually to reflect any increase in the cost of doing business.  There is no increase in the not to exceed amount of $941,500. (11-166)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 11-23-D, supply 1590 ACSR/TW and 1272 ACSR overhead conductor.  Necessary for the 230 kV transmission line between Douglas to Rapids Switchyards. (11-167)

Authorized the renewal of excess liability insurance coverage with AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. with a renewal premium of $343,273.47.(11-168)

Approved the purchase of excess liability insurance coverage with Energy Insurance Mutual with a premium of $150,000. (11-169)

Authorized purchase of commercial general liability, Washington stop gap and commercial automobile liability coverage from Ace Insurance Co. with a premium of $147,286. (11-170)

Approved change orders Nos. 1, 2 and 3 to contract 11-06-W, Wells Reservoir boat launch improvements. Changes include removal of concrete abutment at Marina Park, additional mitigation plantings and replacement of deteriorated float at Columbia Cove Park.  These changes increase the not to exceed limit $29,427.50 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $691,427.50. (11-171)

Authorized negotiations of a professional service agreement with HDR Engineering Inc.  under RFQ 11-13-W, engineering services related to the modernization of the Wells Fish Hatchery. (11-172)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. December 19, 2011 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.