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Meaghan Vibbert
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News Release - 5/7/2012

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the May 7, 2012 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

Approved change order No 1 to contract 11-16-D, 144 count long span fiber optic cable. The total amount of fiber cable shipped exceeded the amount specified but did not exceed the allowable 3% per reel. This change order reflects the intention to pay for the total amount of fiber cable received under the conditions of the bid document.  This change order will increase the not to exceed limit $4,931.93 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $255,032.93. (12-071)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to HD Supply Utilities, Ltd. under contract 11-16-D, furnish 144 count long span ADSS fiber optic cable.  All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (12-072)

Approved agreement with Wenatchee Reclamation District for a canal crossing near Rock Island Road. Necessary for the District to install electrical and fiber facilities in an existing underground crossing. (12-073)

Declared certain Douglas PUD items of property as surplus and authorized the sale of those materials by auction. Items range from vehicles, computers and accessories to a lathe and air compressor. The sale, handled by Booker Auction Co. Northwest, is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at the Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere.  (12-074)

Awarded Reeves Lawn and Spray Service LLC contract 12-02-W, 2012-2013 grounds maintenance. With a bid price of $198,569, Reeves Lawn and Spray Service was the lowest responsive bidder. (12-075)

Authorized professional service agreement with Tetra Tech, Inc. under contract 11-24-W, Wells Hydroelectric Project aerial mapping project. (12-076)

Approved agreement for professional services agreement with Anchor QEA, LLC for  HCP Coordinating and Hatchery Committees Chairman.  This three year agreement is not to exceed $300,000. (12-077)

Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with enXco Development Corporation regarding pumped storage site evaluation. enXco Development Corporation is in the process of identifying potential pumped storage sites and would like to include Douglas County sites in their studies. This Memorandum of Understanding outlines the terms and conditions for the District and enXco to cooperate to evaluate and identify a potentially viable site or sites for pumped storage development in Douglas County.  (12-078)

Authorized Northwest Power Pool Budget for fiscal year 2012-2013. Douglas PUD’s share of the 2012-2013 budget is $87,175. (12-079)

Reminded those in attendance that the May 14 Commission Meeting has been canceled.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. May 21, 2012 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.