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Commission Meeting Report 2023-01-23

Meaghan Vibbert

Public Information Officer

(509) 881-2221

News Release – January 23, 2023

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Aaron J. Viebrock and Molly Simpson executed the following actions during the January 23, 2023 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 23-05-W, 2023 heavy equipment and construction services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. To maintain efficient and safe operations of the Wells Hydroelectric Project, the District periodically requires heavy equipment and construction services to perform emergency and maintenance work at various locations. (23-011)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 23-08-D, Rapids to Valhalla rebuild and reconductor. Necessary to rebuild and reconductor a 115 kV line between Rapids Switchyard and Valhalla Switchyard. (23-012)

Authorized a call for bids under bid document 23-09-W, hatchery water well and pump maintenance. The District has a need for certain scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and refurbishment work on the wells and pumps located at its hatchery mitigation facilities. (23-013)

Approved land use permit 77-03, Cascade Holdings Group LP. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing dock, water access and landscaping. (23-014)

Authorized land use permit 143-01, Charles Fitzgerald. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing access path, irrigation pump, road, ag crops and hay storage. (23-015)

Approved land use permit 311A-04, Michael and Lauray Foley. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing landscaping, beach and access path. (23-016)

Authorized amendment No. 3 to the professional service agreement with Perteet for the design and construction management of the Rapids to Columbia transmission line. The amendment will increase the contract by $350,000 due to additional construction time necessary due to material delays and limits to working hours for wildlife protection. (23-017)

Approved execution of an agreement with the US Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration. Necessary to upgrade transformers and disconnect switches at the Valhalla Switchyard to accommodate the Districts’ transmission line re-conductoring project. (23-018)

Authorized the bill of sale for the Baker Flats facility water infrastructure to the East Wenatchee Water District. As part of the agreement to provide fire protection water to the hydrogen facility, the District is conveying the recently installed infrastructure connecting the two agencies’ systems and providing a two-year maintenance bond. (23-019)

Authorized the City of Brewster 2023 Operations and Maintenance budget for recreation facilities. The District’s portion is $81,688 and is required by the Wells Project license. (23-020)

Approved the City of Pateros 2023 Operations and Maintenance budget for recreation facilities. The District’s portion is $81,688 and is required by the Wells Project license. (23-021)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 7,611 end users.

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. February 13, 2023 at the District’s East Wenatchee Office. 

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