Commission Meeting Report 2021-10-11

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E Skagen executed the following actions during the October 11, 2021 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:

Reviewed the bid opening results for bid documents 21-28-W, replace five generator step-up transformers at the Wells Hydroelectric Project and 21-36-D, install power conduits and vaults. All bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation for contract award.

Affirmed change order No. 2 to contract 21-11-D, supply and deliver bus support steel for the Lincoln Rock Switchyard. The shortage of steel materials is causing delay in delivery. This will extend the contract to October 15, 2021. (21-161)

Approved a call for bids under bid document 21-49-D, construct Urban Industrial Substation. (21-162)

Authorized change order No. 3 to contract 20-01-W, replace 125VDC battery bank 2 at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Necessary to accommodate training around workload and staff availability, the contract will be extended to August 31, 2021. (21-163)

Approved renewal of Directors and Officers and Employment Practices Liability Insurance with AEGIS. (21-164)

Authorized signing of a pole attachment license agreement with Intermountain Infrastructure Group, LLC. (21-165)

Opened the hearing on the Electric Distribution System and Wells Hydroelectric Project for 2022. The hearing will remain open until December 13, 2021.

Established a public hearing for proposed boundary changes to Douglas PUD Commissioner Districts. The hearing will be held October 25, 2021 at 1:30 in the Douglas PUD East Wenatchee Office. Documents are available in the office or by clicking here. (21-166)

Affirmed change order No. 1 to contract 21-10-D, supply and deliver tubular steel poles for the Lincoln Rock Switchyard. Modified the deadend structure to allow for future expansion of the switchyard. This change will increase the contract amount by $30,452. (21-167)

Declared OneH2, Inc. a sole source for hydrogen fueling equipment. Due to the proprietary design of most hydrogen equipment manufacturers, it is necessary for the equipment to be compatible across production and fueling stations. (21-168)

Authorized amendment No. 1 to professional service agre​ement 21-20-W with Jacobs Engineering, Inc. This will add three new tasks, extend the term as Interim Chief Dam Safety Engineer to two years and increase the contract agreement by $337,000. (21-169)

Approved an Interlocal agreement with Douglas County for aerial photography for the entire county. This agreement will cost $61,586 and will deliver orthographic and oblique photographs in 2022 and 2025. (21-170)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 6,856 end users.

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. October 25, 2021 at the District’s East Wenatchee Office. ​

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