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Commission Meeting report 2022-04-25

Meaghan Vibbert

Public Information Officer

(509) 881-2221

News Release – April 25, 2022

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E Skagen executed the following actions during the April 25, 2022 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Affirmed change order No. 1 to Contract 21-47-D, tubular steel structures for Urban Industrial Substation. Due to material shortages, the final steel structures were delayed. This did not affect the construction schedule, but will extend the contract completion date to May 27, 2022. (22-081)

Approved execution of an easement amendment with Twisp Valley Power and Irrigation Company. This will fix the annual assessment cost at $2,000 and extend the agreement to 2031. (22-082)

Authorized a temporary power supply agreement with Microsoft Corporation. This will provide a temporary source of power for testing and construction activities from May to August. (22-083)

Approved a notice to proceed for the eighth unit generator work under Contract 06-41-W, with Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation. (22-084)

Authorized change order No. 2 to contract 19-23-D, supply and deliver hydrogen electrolyzer equipment. Necessary to raise the rectifier ambient temperature rating at a cost of $17,020. Also, due to bidding issues, material delays and equipment changes the completion date is extended to March 31, 2023. (22-085)

Approved waiving the competitive bidding requirements and authorized the purchase of acoustic tags from Innovasea. Necessary to evaluate Pacific Lamprey upstream passage which is compatible with the District’s existing acoustic receiver system and coordinate data with downstream utilities. This purchase will not exceed $62,177. (22-086)

Authorized adjustments to certain technical, professional and administrative salaries. An adjustment to salaries of 6.0% and other adjustments to recognize promotions, performance, responsibility and job market trends are necessary to continue to attract and retain a qualified workforce. (22-087)

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. May 16, 2022 at the District’s Wells Project. 

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