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News Release - 10/15/2012

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the October 15, 2012 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

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Awarded Technician Jeff Buntzler with his twenty-year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Jeff on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his years of service. Jeff thanked the Commission and talked about how things have progressed over the last twenty years. “This has been a great opportunity, I work with amazing people and there is nowhere else I’d rather be.”

Approved transport agreement with The Weather Channel, LLC.   These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (12-177)

Authorized amendment No. 1 to professional service agreement with HDR Engineering under contract 11-13-W. Engineering oversight of the sturgeon modifications at the Wells Hatchery is necessary. This change increases the contract $44,400, bringing the total not to exceed limit to $654,400.  (12-178)

Authorized change order No. 31 to contract 06-41-W, generator rebuild for unit refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project.  Changes include turbine shaft and adaptor flange refurbishment, blade rocker arm transportation, replacement of wicket gate upper stem sleeves, machining bushings, and lead abatement and transportation for spare wicket gates. This change order increases the not to exceed limit $293,941 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $154,971,314. (12-179)

Authorized letters to and continuation of an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey, United Stated Department of the Interior relative to 2012-13 river-gaging station maintenance and operation costs. River gaging is related to the operation of the Wells Hydroelectric Project and the cost is not to exceed $29,655. (12-180)

Authorized the professional service agreement with Biomark, Inc. for PIT-Tagging Services regarding Wells Hatchery steelhead and Methow Hatchery spring Chinook. The Habitat Conservation Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Plan calls for tagging 15,000 juvenile steelhead and 10,000 spring Chinook with PIT tags to meet several objectives required in the HCP and covered by the existing hatchery permits.  PIT tags manufactured by Biomark are the only tags that work with the detection systems installed at Columbia River dams. The cost is not to exceed $23,261. (12-181)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. October 22, 2012 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.