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News Release - 9/28/2020

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 28, 2020 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

Reviewed the bid opening results for Bid Document 20-17-D, supply and deliver tubular steel poles for Rocky Reach to Chelan Falls 115KV transmission line. All bids will be evaluated prior to a recommendation for contract award.

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Damin Daling and Commissioner Simpson

Awarded Network Analyst Damin Daling with his twenty year service award. Commissioner Simpson thanked Damin on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his years of service. Damin thanked the Commission.​

Approved the signing of a property and appurtenance agreement with Lucky's Mini Mart, LLC. This agreement documents obligations relating to a boundary line adjustment, rerouting of a septic sewer line, removal of an existing transmission tower, future domestic water line easement, water rights, existing lease agreement as well as access. (20-173)

Authorized award of contract 20-17-D, supply and deliver tubular steel poles for Rocky Reach to Chelan Falls 115KV transmission line to MICA Steelworks, Inc the lowest responsive bidder. (20-174)

Approved a request for qualifications 20-20-W, engineering support for the generator rebuild and unit refurbishment at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Looking for an engineering firm with special expertise in engineering construction management and field inspection with experience in the design, operation, maintenance, and renovation of hydro turbines, generators, and auxiliary systems. (20-175)

Authorized a request for qualifications 20-21-W, solicitation of licensed professional survey firms. Looking for a professional land survey firms to provide Douglas PUD with licensed professional land survey services. (20-176)

Approved a request for qualifications 20-22-W, professional engineering services for recreation facilities. Services needed include engineering and design, preparation of bid documents, and construction inspection for recreation improvement projects. (20-177)

Authorized a request for qualifications 20-23-W, engineering and related services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Looking for on-call professional engineering support services in various engineering fields to augment the knowledge and skill of its staff to handle peak workloads in the planning, design, and construction management of repair and improvement projects. (20-178)

Approved amendment No. 1 to interagency agreement with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for increased Chinook production at the Wells Hatchery. An additional 500,000 Chinook smolts will be reared and released annually. (20-179)

Authorized renewal request with the Department of Army License No. DAWC67-3-96-17 for river level gauging at Chief Joseph Dam. River gauging equipment at this site provides valuable resource planning data and serves the District's Energy Accounting System. (20-180)

Approved the District to extend the Master Service Agreement with Pacific Northwest Net, Inc. to supply Seattle channel feeds to the Douglas County Community Network. (20-181)

Approved a weatherization agreement with the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council.  Douglas PUD has participated in the Washington State Department of Community Development's Energy Matchmaker Low Income Weatherization Program through the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council since 1988.  Douglas PUD will contribute $60,000 for 20/21. The program utilizes matching funds to weatherize houses for low-income residents of Douglas County. (20-182)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 5,960 end users.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. October 12, 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.