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Commission Meeting Report 2022-02-22

Meaghan Vibbert

Public Information Officer

(509) 881-2221

News Release – February 22, 2022

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E Skagen executed the following actions during the February 22, 2022 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Reviewed the bid opening results for bid document 22-02-D, supply and deliver 1272 ACSR and1429 ACCC overhead conductor. All bids will be evaluated prior to contract award recommendation.

Affirmed change order No. 2 to contract 20-02-D, rebuild and reconductor the Rocky Reach to Chelan Falls No. 1 115kV line. This change will replace a damaged wood pole with a credit of $4,369. (22-027)

Authorized acceptance of work and final payment to Sturgeon Electric Company Inc. under contract 20-02-D, rebuild and reconductor the Rocky Reach to Chelan Falls No. 1 115kV line. All work is complete and determined to meet the bid specifications. (22-028)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 22-25-D, provide distribution tree trimming services. The District requires tree trimming for its distribution and transmission lines throughout the District on an as-needed basis. (22-029)

Authorized the District to seek grant funding provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration for the renewable hydrogen production facility. (22-030)

Approved amendment No. 1 to professional service agreement 21-17-W, with Schnable Engineering, LLC. This will add two new tasks to the contract for Hydrocombine Load Rating Structural Analysis and Emergency Action Plan Inundation Mapping modeling increasing the not-to-exceed cost by $192,466. (22-031)

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 21-52-W, generator step-up transformer replacement at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. (22-032)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 22-16-D, steel poles for the Rapids to Valhalla Transmission Line. (22-033)

Approved purchase of real property from C&O Nursery Company, enter into a lease back agreement and execute a boundary line adjustment. This 91 acre property will accommodate the District’s hydrogen production and storage facility. (22-034)

Authorized the purchase of real property from Global Ag Properties USA, LLC and lease back agreement with Zirkle Fruit. The adjacent location of the 318 acres to the Wells Project and Hatchery make it ideal to accommodate the District’s needs for storage of materials and equipment. (22-035)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 7,023 end users.

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 14, 2022 at the District’s East Wenatchee Office. 

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