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News Release - 1/7/2013

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Lynn Heminger, Ron Skagen and Jim Davis executed the following actions during the January 7, 2013 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office:

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Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall swore in Douglas PUD Commissioner Ron Skagen for a six year term. Commissioner Skagen was first elected as Douglas PUD Commissioner in 2007.

Reorganized the Board of Commissioners electing Lynn Heminger as President, Ronald E. Skagen as Vice President/Assistant Secretary and T. James Davis as Secretary/Treasurer. Heminger will represent Douglas PUD for the Washington PUD Association and the Northwest Public Power Association. Skagen will be the representative for the American Public Power Association.  

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Awarded Senior Resource Planner Debbie Kenny with her twenty-year service award. Commissioner Heminger thanked Debbie on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for her years of service. Debbie thanked the Commission.

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 13-04-D, supply and deliver 4/0 EPR primary underground cable to resupply inventory. (13-001)

Approved a professional service agreement with SSP Innovations, LLC for GIS solution maintenance and support. Necessary to expand, improve and support the GIS and work order systems at a cost not to exceed $50,000 and will conclude December 31, 2013. (13-002)

Authorized a professional service agreement with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation regarding larval white sturgeon. Necessary to release juvenile sturgeon into the Wells Reservoir as required by the new Wells Project license. The total cost of this agreement will not exceed $375,000 and will conclude August 31, 2016. (13-003)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. January 14, 2012 at the District’s Bridgeport office.