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News Release - 7/27/2015

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Molly Simpson executed the following actions during the July 27, 2015 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

Opened bids under bid document 15-15-W, construct meeting room at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The apparent low bid was received from Halme Builders of Davenport. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to WESCO Distribution, Inc. under contract 15-12-D, suppy and deliver 1/0 EPR primary underground cable.  All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications.  (15-136)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 15-16-D, construct Bridgeport equipment storage building. (15-137) 

Authorized revising Schedule 6 of the Electric Distribution System Customer Service Policies. These revisions establish a new 1/3 cabinet rental rate, clarifies pricing details and increases the top Internet Bandwidth level to 500Mbps. (15-138)

Approved change order No. 1 to contract 12-21-W, 2012-2013 Hatchery well and pump maintenance. The District is in the process of upgrading the water supply system at Wells Hatchery and needs to replace two of the ageing wells in order to ensure a reliable water supply for the hatchery. This will increase the contract amount $225,000 for a 2015 total not-to-exceed amount of $450,000. (15-139)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to Hale and Long General Contractors, Inc. under contract 15-01W, provide and install replacement pond covers at Methow Hatchery.  All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications. (15-140)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 15-18-W, Columbia cove Park shoreline stabilization. Shoreline erosion at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster is undermining two large shade trees and will eventually undermine the parking lot. (15-141)

Authorized approval of Land Use Permit 89-01 to Elmo Cook. This is a renewal of a Land Use Permit for continued orchard operation on District property. (15-142)

Approved approval of Land Use Permit 496-03 to Ronald and Holly Bange. This is a renewal of a Land Use Permit for an existing dock, bulkhead and landscaping on District property. (15-143)

Authorized establishment of a new bank account for third-party safekeeping of District investments. Investment fraud prevention best practices recommends separation of the investment broker/dealer from the investment custodian. This third-party account would create a safekeeping environment for District Investments.  (15-144)

Approved legal proceeding against Land Company / Mark Miller for encroachments on Wells Project Lands. (15-145)

Authorized legal proceeding against Mike Stennes for encroachment on Wells Project Lands.  (15-146)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. August 10, 2015 at the District's East Wenatchee office.