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News Release - 4/30/2012

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the April 30, 2012 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Approved addendum No. 1 to bid document 12-09-D, design and build concrete communications building. This addendum clarifies items in the bid document. (12-063)

Authorized change order No. 1 to contract 11-20-D, furnish tubular steel structures for Douglas to Rapids 230 kV Transmission Line.  Changes include redesigning six structures to fit within easement footprint. This change order will increase the not to exceed limit $58,961 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $3,255,887. (12-064)

Awarded Titan Truck Equipment, of Spokane, contract 12-05-D, supply and deliver one small single-bucket truck.  With a bid price of $109,860, Titan Truck was the lowest responsive bidder. (12-065)

Approved execution of an interlocal cooperative agreement for Eastmont extension mainline, CRP 924 with Douglas County. This agreement will coordinate the placement of conduit, cable and vaults in Douglas County’s road project.(12-066)

Authorized acceptance of engagement letter with GRC LLP. (12-067)

Approved acceptance of engagement letter with Nixon Peabody LLP. (12-068)

Authorized adjustments to certain technical, professional and administrative salaries. The adjustments are consistent with the 2.7% change CPI-U from March 2011 to March 2012 as well as responsibility changes, job growth, and performance.  These adjustments amount to an annual budget impact of $108,372 (0.18% of the $60 million Distribution System expenditure budget) for employees assigned to the Distribution System and $113,940 (0.21% of the $53 million Wells Project expenditure budget) for employees assigned to the Wells Project. The current budgets include an estimate for salary adjustments.  (12-069)

Approved a 2.7% increase to the General Manager’s salary and amended the Employment Agreement to add five personal leave days. (12-070)

Canceled the June 18th Commission Meeting due to conflicts with the Commissioner’s schedules.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. May 7, 2012 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.