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News Release - 8/10/2015

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis and Molly Simpson executed the following actions during the August 10, 2015 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

Approved a call for bids under bid document 15-21-D, installation of circuit switcher foundations at Terry Substation. Terry Substation is being updated with better protection for the power transformers. Part of this upgrade is installing a circuit switcher which requires new foundations. (15-147)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to WESCO Distribution, Inc. under contract 15-08-D, supply and deliver compact 1100kcmil EPR Primary Underground Cable. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications. (15-148)

Authorized interconnection and service agreement with Auvil Fruit Company, Inc. as required by the Customer Service Policies, Section 37. (15-149)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 15-19-W, Methow Boat Launch Maintenance Dredging. This removal of built up sediment from the channel to the boat ramp and adjacent swimming area will improve access and water quality. (15-150)

Authorized a request for qualifications 15-20-W, furbearer trapping at the Wells Hatchery, Methow Hatchery and on the Wells Reservoir for 2015-2016.  Mink, raccoon and otter prey on salmon and steelhead at District fish rearing facilities and beaver drop trees at fish hatchery facilities located on the Chewuch, Twisp and Methow rivers. It is also necessary to remove beaver from the Wells Reservoir to protect shoreline habitat. (15-151)

Awarded contract 15-15-W, construct meeting room at the Wells Hydroelectric Project to Halme Builders, Inc., the lowest responsive bidder. (15-152)

Authorized disposal of obsolete electronic equipment. These items are non-usable, of no value, and unsuitable for sale at a surplus auction. (15-153)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 2,800 end users.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. August 24, 2015 at the District's Bridgeport office.