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News Release - 6/27/2016

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Jim Davis, Molly Simpson and Ron Skagen executed the following actions during the June 27, 2016 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:


Commissioner Molly Simpson, Marty McCrary, Commissioner Ron Skagen

Awarded Service Lineman Marty McCrary with his twenty-five year service award. Commissioner Davis thanked Marty on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his years of service. Marty thanked the Commission and said "The last twenty-five years have flown by. It is an honor to have this recognition."

Reviewed bid opening results for bid document 16-14-W, construct Wells Hydroelectric Project Interpretive Center. The bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

Affirmed change order No. 1 to contract 16-07-D, Construct Veedol Substation. Changes include additional conduit for increased capacity, additional site work necessary due to changed conditions and anchor bolts furnished by contractor rather than the District to avoid delays. This change order increases the not to exceed limit $56,587 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $3,498,558. (16-093)

Authorized release of liability agreement with Remee Products Corp. The supplied cable failed to perform as needed and is being repaired or replaced in several locations. A full refund of unused cable and reimbursement for necessary repairs will be issued to the District. (16-094)

Approved execution of intent to grant easement agreements and easements with Richard and Dolly Buckingham, Sidney and Jan Alynn Simon, Larry and Kathy Weston and Lori Lewis. The District will be replacing the existing poles with taller poles on the West side of North Baker Ave. (16-095 - 16-098)

Approved change order No. 44 to contract 06-41-W, generator rebuild for unit refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Changes include repair of Unit 4 generator thrust bearing shoes and generator guide bearing shoes.  This will increase the contract $145,005 bringing the total not to exceed amount to $162,920,184. (16-099)

Approved acceptance of work and final payment to American Building Maintenance under contract 10-21-W, building maintenance for the East Wenatchee facility. All work under the contract has been completed and determined to meet the bid specifications. (16-100)

Affirmed change order No. 5 to contract 14-19-W, Wells Hatchery modernization. Necessary to address several constructability issues. This change order increases the not to exceed limit $65,392 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $36,070,888. (16-101)

Affirmed addenda Nos. 2 and 3 to bid document 16-14-W, construct Wells Hydroelectric Project Interpretive Center to extend the bid opening date one week, revise the bid document and address questions for interested bidders. (16-102)

Awarded contract 16-14-W, Wells Hydroelectric Project Interpretive Center to Whitebird, Inc. the lowest responsive bidder. (16-103)

Rejected bids under bid document 16-16-W, 2016-2017 heavy equipment services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The bid received for the contract exceeded the engineer's estimate by more than the amount allowable under state law. (16-104)

Awarded contract 16-20-W, upgrade the uplift monitoring system at the Wells Hydroelectric Project to Nicholson Construction Company the lowest responsive bidder. (16-105)

Authorized a one-year agreement with Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for the operation of hatchery programs as required by the Wells HCP, the Off-License Settlement Agreement, the Aquatic Settlement Agreement and the Interlocal Cooperative Agreements with Grant and Chelan PUDs. (16-106)

Authorized the 2016-2017 hatchery operation and maintenance budgets for the Wells and Methow hatcheries of $1,203,908 and $737,913 respectively.  (16-107)

Approved the 2016-2017 Wells Hatchery white sturgeon rearing budget of $42,579. The Wells Aquatic Settlement Agreement and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission License for the Wells Project require Douglas PUD to rear and release juvenile white sturgeon. (16-108)

Authorized e-terratransmission licensing agreement with Alstom Grid LLC. The Study Network Application will allow the District to study the Transmission system using up-to-date system data which supports better system planning. There is a one-time license fee of $85,000 and annual support fees of $14,450. (16-109)

Approved redemption of a portion of the District's Wells Hydroelectric Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2006A (AMT); and authorized the execution of certain documents related thereto. (16-110)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. July 11, 2016 at the District's East Wenatchee office.