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Commission Meeting Report 2022-06-27

Meaghan Vibbert

Public Information Officer

(509) 881-2221

News Release – June 27, 2022

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E Skagen executed the following actions during the June 27, 2022 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Commissioner Viebrock, Julene McGregor, Commissioner Simpson and Commissioner Skagen

Awarded Julene McGregor, Network Administrator with her thirty year service award. Commissioner Viebrock thanked Julene on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for her years of service. She thanked the Commission, talked about various roles she has had at the utility and said “It’s been great! I love it and I’m very proud to work here.”

Affirmed change order No. 6 to contract 21-33-D, Hydrogen and Lincoln Rock Switchyard utility installations. Harmonic filtration equipment needs to be installed to reduce harmonic distortion caused by the DC electrical system. This will include a grounding grid and concrete pad for equipment. This change will increase the not-to-exceed cost $29,200 and extend the completion date to December 31, 2022. (22-109)

Approved land use permits 500-02 and 503-02, Chelan PUD. The permit is for use of Project lands for a nesting pole. (22-110)

Authorized land use permit 716-03, Nicholas and Maren Wall. The permit is for use of Project lands for a walking path. (22-111)

Approved land use permit 57-0B-02, Tom and Abbi Gish. The permit is for use of Project lands for a walkway. (22-112)

Authorized Railroad right-of-way permit RR57-11, Tom and Abbi Gish. The permit is for use of Project lands for crossing the District’s railroad right-of-way. (22-113)

Approved transport rights agreement with Viacom Media Networks. These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (22-114)

Authorized a professional service agreement with The Beckett Group. The District needs assistance with Washington State advocacy services and rule making activities. The agreement will not exceed $30,000 and will conclude December 31, 2022. (22-115)

Approved demolition and disposal of three farm residences and negotiate the sale of four mobile homes. Several structures were included on the recently purchased property in Baker Flats. These structures serve no practical use to the District. (22-116)

Authorized change order No. 1 to contract 21-51-D, fiber optic cable installation-unit price contract. This will allow for additional microtrenching areas with no increase in cost or time. (22-117)

Approved change order No. 3 to contract 21-57-W, Unit 7 spillway and gate repair at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. This will allow for the replacement of non-reusable items and address differing site conditions at an increased cost of $137,740 and a time extension to August 26, 2022. (22-118)

Authorized amendment No. 1 to professional service agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc. for consulting engineering service at hatchery facilities. Due to the ongoing need for hatchery engineering support services, the amendment will extend the completion date to June 30, 2023 and increase the not-to-exceed cost $220,000. (22-119)

Approved professional service agreement with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for hatchery marking and tagging. The one year agreement is in accordance with the Anadromous Fish Agreement and Habitat Conservation Plan for marking and tagging various hatchery fish including Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Summer Steelhead and Coho, the cost of which is not to exceed $280,414. (22-120)

Authorized a professional service agreement 22-45-W with the Colville Confederated Tribes for Wells Hydroelectric Project archaeological monitoring for 37 sites located on the Colville Reservation. This contract has a not-to-exceed cost of $90,776 and concludes May 31, 2022. (22-121)

Approved a professional service agreement 22-46-W with the Colville Confederated Tribes for Wells Hydroelectric Project archaeological monitoring for 33 sites. This contract has a not to exceed cost of $71,726.90 and concludes May 31, 2022. (22-122)

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. July 11, 2022 at the District’s East Wenatchee Office. 

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