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News Release - 9/14/2020

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

​Douglas County PUD Commissioners Molly Simpson, Ronald E Skagen and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the September 14, 2020 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

Reviewed the bid opening results for Bid Document 20-10-D, supply and deliver Western Red Cedar poles. All bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.  

Declared an emergency due to wildfire activity and authorized the General Manager to award all necessary contracts to address the emergency. (20-155)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to Magnum Power, LLC under contract 19-33-D, construct Rapids Switchyard Phase 3. All work is complete and determined to meet bid specifications. (20-156)

Rejected bids under Bid Document 20-10-D, supply and deliver Western Red Cedar poles. The only bidder took exceptions to the species of wood specified. (20-157)

Approved a call for bids under Bid Document 20-14-D, supply and deliver 115-13.2 KV, 42 MVA, substation transformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. Necessary to provide distribution level voltage. (20-158)

Authorized a call for bids under Bid Document 20-15-D, supply and deliver 230-115 KV, 200 MVA, autotransformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. Necessary to connect the 230 kV transmission lines to the 115 kV transmission lines and increase reliability. (20-159)

Approved a call for bids under Bid Document 20-18-D, supply and deliver 115 KV and 230 KV instrument transformers to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. Necessary to provide current and voltage information. (20-160)

Authorized a call for bids under Bid Document 20-19-D, supply and deliver 230 KV and 115 KV breakers to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. Necessary to safely energize and de-energize portions of the switchyard and transmission lines for routine maintenance and under fault conditions. (20-161)

Approved a professional service agreement 20-09-W engineering structural analysis of the Wells Hydroelectric Project with Schnabel Engineering, Inc. This contract will not exceed $145,836 and will terminate December 31, 2020. (20-162)

Authorized change order No.1 to task order Nos. 4-05, 6-05 and 7-05 and change order No. 4 to task order No. 5 under the Master Consulting Services Agreement with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. for Contract Administration, Resident Engineering & Construction Management, Factory Shop Inspection and Reporting for the fourth unit and Gantry Crane upgrade. This extends the contract to December 31, 2020 and increases the agreement by $730,000. (20-163)

Approved land use permit 4-03 and railroad permit RR 4-10, Melodie White. The permits are for use of Project lands for continued operation of an existing commercial orchard, landscaping and access path. (20-164)

Authorized land use permit 54B/59-01, Miller Living Trust. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing landscaping, swim platforms, benches, fencing, commercial orchard, garden and artwork. (20-165)

Approved land use permit 688-01, Erlandsen Properties LLC. The permit is for use of Project lands for landscaping. (20-166)

Authorized land use permits 714-02, 715E-01, 718-01 & 726E2-01, Mary Bailey. The permits are for use of Project lands for operation and maintenance of fruit trees, irrigation intakes, beaver fences and residential landscaping. (20-167)

Approved land use permit 715B-01, North Mission Enterprises LLC. The permit is for use of Project lands for operation of an existing commercial orchard and irrigation facilities. (20-168)

Authorized land use permit 749D-01, Kristofer and Amy Erlandsen. The permit is for use of Project lands for landscaping. (20-169)

Approved land use permit 831-01, Rick and Marilynn Lynn. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing irrigation mainline. (20-170)

Authorized signal transport agreement with WarnerMedia Network Sales Inc.  These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (20-171)

Approved amendment to the Program Agreement for section 457 Plan and Trust of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County with Nationwide Trust Company, FSB. This amendment will add Securities Restriction and Self-Directed Brokerage schedules. (20-172)​

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. September 28, 2020 at the District's East Wenatchee office. The District Office is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 guidance from Governor Inslee. To comply with the Open Public Meetings act, a conference phone line number will be provided at the top of the Draft Agenda posted on our website under Latest News the Friday before the meeting.