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News Release - 10/23/2017

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

Douglas County PUD Commissioners Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the October 23, 2017 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

Authorized transport agreement with Viacom Media Networks.  These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (17-165)

Approved renewal of property insurance coverage with Ace American Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. (17-166)

Authorized the funding request of North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) in the amount of $29,131.34 for the 2017-2018 school year. In effect since 1988, agreements between Douglas PUD and NCESD have been established to provide educational curriculum for every kindergarten through fifth grade student in Douglas County. Classes pertain to electrical generation, electric distribution, conservation, safety and wise use of water resources. This funding also provides for fourth grader participation in the River of Power program. (17-167)

Approved procurement of network equipment under RFP 17-07-D, network upgrade. This networking equipment successfully passed lab testing. (17-168)

Authorized amendment No. 10 to Agreement for Engineering Services with HDR Engineering under contract 11-13-W. This change would allow HDR to conclude the remaining engineering needs associated with the Wells Hatchery Modernization. This change increases the contract $500,000 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $6,221,347. (17-169)

Affirmed change order No. 14 to contract 14-19-W, Wells Hatchery Modernization. Necessary to ensure the modernization is completed in a manner that meets the needs and intent of the District's hatchery mitigation programs and provides a safe working environment. This change order increases the contract $243,280 bringing the total not to exceed limit to $37,325,503. (17-170)

Approved a professional service agreement with the Trapper Man for furbearer trapping services. The District has a need to trap beaver damaging riparian habitat on the Wells Reservoir and furbearers preying on salmon and steelhead at Wells Hatchery. The three-year agreement will not exceed $82,500 and will conclude June 30, 2020. (17-171)

Awarded contract 17-01-W, upgrade the 300T Gantry Crane at the Wells Hydroelectric Project to REEL COH the lowest responsive bidder. (17-172)

Awarded contract 17-16-W, directional drilling of HDPE pipe through a railroad/roadway embankment at the Wells Hydroelectric Project to Trenchless Construction the lowest responsive bidder.  (17-173)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. November 13, 2017 at the District's East Wenatchee office.