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News Release - 3/19/2012

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the March 19, 2012 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

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Awarded Lineman Foreman Jeff Carrow, with his twenty-year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Jeff on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his many years of service. Jeff thanked the Commission and said he has enjoyed his work “This is a great company to work for.”


All three Commissioners were recognized for their years of service at the District. Jim Davis has twenty-five years; Lynn Heminger has twenty-years; and Ron Skagen has five years of service as Douglas PUD Commissioner.  General Manager Bill Dobbins commented that he appreciates working with them and the customers of Douglas PUD appreciate their service as they keep electing them year after year.

Approved closing contract 09-03-D, plow installation of underground primary cable and conduit. No work was requested of the contractor in 2011. (12-038)

Authorized amendment No. 2 to professional service agreement with SSP Innovations under contract 11-01-D, provide, install, configure, and implement an integrated software package that will support the mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) needs of the District.  This amendment will allow the software to track cable tags for safety and regulation. This amendment will increase the contract $38,840 bringing the total amount of the agreement to $620,780. (12-039)

Awarded Cascade Cable Constructors, Inc. contract 12-04-D, plow installation of underground cable or conduit. Cascade Cable Constructors was the lowest responsive bidder. (12-040)

Authorized negotiation of a professional service agreement with Construction Special Inspection under RFQ 12-03-D, material testing services. (12-041)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 12-05-D, supply and deliver one small single-bucket truck. The truck will be used for construction and maintenance of the District’s communication and distribution electrical systems. (12-042)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to Reeves Lawn and Spray Service, LLC under contract 09-26-W, 2010-2011 grounds maintenance.  All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications.  (12-043)

Authorized Energy Northwest to refund a portion of the Energy Northwest Wind Project Revenue Bonds, Series 2003. (12-044)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. March 26, 2012 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.