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News Release - 12/29/2017

Douglas PUD Commission Meeting Report

​Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the December 29, 2017 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

Approved a change in the District's travel reimbursement policy (Administrative Bulletin 5.13) to reflect changes in the Internal Revenue Service approved mileage rate for 2018. (17-226)

Authorized revising the Withrow Water System Customer Service Policies to reflect current business needs. (17-227)

Approved an employee assistance program agreement with KEPRO Acquisitions, Inc. For several years Douglas PUD has offered the service of an Employee Assistance Program to all employees and their immediate families.  The cost to Douglas PUD is $3.49 per employee per month. (17-228)

Authorized IPTV Transport Rights Agreement with KXLY-TV.  These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (17-229)

Approved interconnection and service agreement with Pronoia Effects, LLC as required by the Customer Service Policies, Section 36. (17-230)

Authorized reserved capacity agreement with Actapio, Inc. to reserve substation capacity for future installation. (17-231)

Approved interconnection and service agreement with Actapio, Inc. as required by the Customer Service Policies, Section 36. (17-232)

Authorized establishing new effective date for scheduled 2018 electrical rate adjustment. Favorable financial conditions allow the District to defer the scheduled 2018 electric rate adjustment to 2019. (17-233)

Approved amending Section 17 of the Electric Distribution System Customer Service Policies to reflect current business needs when calculating ampacity fees. (17-234)

Authorized updating sale price of Orondo Transformers to fair market value of $5,000 each. (17-235)

Established the assessment roll of Local Utility District (LUD) No. 1 of Douglas County, the Rio Vista Park Street Lighting System. The public hearing date is set for January 22, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the East Wenatchee office. Any lot owner in the LUD area wishing to comment on the assessment may do so in writing prior to that time or by attending the hearing in person.  (17-236)

Approved award of contract 17-17-D, supply and deliver LED street lights to Consolidated Electrical Distributors the lowest responsive bidder. (17-237)

Authorized a request for qualifications 17-28-D, professional design services for Bridgeport office building roof membrane replacement. (17-238)

Approved amendment No. 1 to the professional service agreement with Beck Botanical Services. A time extension is necessary to complete the report. (17-239)

Authorized professional services agreement with Columbia Research for bird hazing at the Wells Fish Hatchery and Wells Dam tailwater as required by the Wells Habitat Conservation Plan. Hazing of birds that feed on fish reduces the loss of juvenile fish at the Wells Fish Hatchery and increases fish survival through the dam. The cost of this agreement is not to exceed $62,278. (17-240)

Approved amendment No. 1 to professional service agreement with Biomark, Inc. Necessary to extend the uninterrupted monitoring of the District's PIT-tag detection infrastructure while a new agreement for PIT tags and related detection equipment and services is developed. (17-241)

Approved a professional services agreement with Skalski Statistical Services for providing on-call statistical consulting services for 2018-2020.  Dr. Skalski will provide the District with on-call statistical consulting services for the design, review and analysis of environmental, license-implementation, and HCP studies. The agreement will not exceed $75,000. (17-242)

Authorized renewal of contract 15-26-W, building maintenance for the East Wenatchee facility with ABM Janitorial Services for an additional year as allowed by contract. (17-243)

Renewed contract 16-29-W, 2017 grounds maintenance for an additional one-year period with Reeves Lawn and Spray Service. (17-244)

Affirmed change order No. 1 to contract 16-29-W, 2017 grounds maintenance to address changes in scope but no change to the not-to-exceed cost. (17-245)

Authorized change order No. 3 to contract 17-02-W, service and draft tube air compressor upgrades at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Changes include upgraded gaskets. This change will increase the contract $2,392 bringing the total not-to-exceed cost to $1,413,392. (17-246)

Approved acceptance of work and final payment to Selland construction, Inc. under contract 17-04-W, construct Okanogan River paddlers campground. All work has been completed and determined to meet bid specifications.  (17-247)

Affirmed change order No. 1 to contract 17-14-W, Methow Hatchery Pond 13 avian protection improvement and pond liner replacement. Changes include addressing leaking valves, relocation of clean-out and equipment for new predation frame hole sizing. This change will increase the contract $3,215 bringing the total not-to-exceed cost to $253,215.(17-248)

Approved change order No. 3 to contract 17-16-W, directional drilling of HDPE pipe through a railroad/roadway embankment at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. This change will increase the length of pipe provided and increase the contract $18,420 bringing the total not-to-exceed cost to $107,541.  (17-249)

Authorized land use permit 101-02, Mr. Cass Gebbers. The permit is for continued use of Project lands for previously permitted commercial agricultural use. (17-250)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. January 8, 2018 at the District's East Wenatchee office.