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News Release - 2/13/2017

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

​Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the February 13, 2017 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

 

Left to right: Commissioner Aaron J. Viebrock, Commissioner Molly Simpson,

Brian Brons and Commissioner Ronald E. Skagen

Awarded Networks Line Foreman Brian Brons with his twenty-year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Brian on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his years of service. Brian thanked the Commission and said "It has been a real pleasure to work here."

Authorized change order No. 5 to contract 16-07-D, construct Veedol Substation. Changes include a credit to the District for work not completed by the contractor including installation of cables and termination of control and power cables completed by District staff. These changes will decrease the cost $15,416 for a total not-to-exceed cost of $3,818,650. (17-015)

Approved acceptance of work and final payment to Potelco, Inc. under contract 16-07-D, construct Veedol Substation. All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications. (17-016)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment for the first year of the contract to Mi-Tech Services, Inc. under contract 16-09-D, provide pole testing and treating services. All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications.(17-017)

Approved acceptance of work and final payment for the third year of the contract to Asplundh Tree Expert Co. under contract 13-12-D, provide Distribution tree trimming services. All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications. (17-018)

Authorized a partial release of easement in exchange for additional easements on Nick Tommer's property. (17-019)

Authorized award of contract 16-32-W, 2017-2018 heavy equipment services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project to KRCI LLC the lowest responsive bidder. (17-020)

Affirmed change order No. 8 to contact 14-19-W, Wells Hatchery modernization. Necessary to address several constructability issues. This change order increases the not to exceed limit $141,403 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $36,445,695. (17-021)

Approved acceptance of work and final payment to H2O Well Services Inc. under contract 12-21-W, 2012-2013 hatchery well and pump maintenance. All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications. (17-022)

Authorized approval of land use permit 78-02, Willows Subdivision. The permit is for continued use of Project lands previously permitted for a community boat dock. (17-023)

Approved a purchase and sale agreement and boundary line adjustment with Pateros Partners LLC. This .02 acre property with a portion of the Pateros Motor Inn's pool, concrete apron and fence were removed from the Wells Project Boundary under the new license. (17-024)

Authorized the execution of a new collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77 for a three year period effective April 1, 2017. (17-025)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 3,464 end users.

Rescheduled the February 27, 2017 Commission Meeting to the following Monday, March 6, 2017 due to conflicts with Commissioner's schedules.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 6, 2017 at the District's Bridgeport office.