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News Release - 5/9/2011

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ron Skagen, Jim Davis, and Lynn Heminger executed the following actions during the May 9, 2011 Commission meeting held at the District’s Bridgeport office:

Approved addendum No. 1 to bid document 11-07-D, East Wenatchee warehouse fire sprinkler system replacement.  The pre-bid walk through with potential bidders revealed necessary revisions and clarifications to the bid document. (11-056)

Authorized amendment No. 18 to Doble Service and Equipment Agreement. This will extend the contract three years.  Douglas PUD has used Doble test equipment since 1981.  Doble offers use of specialized test equipment and technical support.  The contract is not to exceed $24,480 per year. (11-057)

Approved the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2011-2012 supplemental budget for the Wells Wildlife Area.  The budget request was for $ 81,749. (11-058)

Authorized adjusting certain technical, professional and administrative salaries. This resolution adjusts salaries for 77 of the 79 non-bargaining employees.  Most salaries increase 2.3%.  Some positions receive additional increases because of increased responsibility, job growth, performance, or to realign based on salary survey information.  The average of all adjustments is 2.8%.  This adjustment amounts to less than one-fifth of one percent of the combined operating and capital budgets of $107 million (does not include depreciation or debt service).  The current budgets include a 3% allowance for salary increases. The 12-month CPI-W for all U.S. cities is 2.3% as of the end of February and 3% as of the end of March. (11-059)

Approved the continued employment of Bill Dobbins as the District’s General Manager. Bill has been the General Manager since August, 1996.  This action is intended to increase the likelihood he will continue to work at Douglas PUD for the remainder of his career. The Board of Commissioners is pleased with Bill’s performance and chose to show its support at this time by defining various severance terms and adding two days to his personal leave accrual.  “I really appreciate the Commission’s support and will continue to do my best to serve Douglas County PUD,” Bill said. (11-060)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. May 16, 2011 at the District’s East Wenatchee Headquarters office.