Doulas County Public Utility District


Left to right: Commissioner Ron Skagen, Commissioner Aaron Viebrock, Senior Resource Planner Debbie Kenny who was awarded her 25 year service award; Work Order Clerk Sandy Petersen who was awarded her 20 year service award, and Commissioner Molly Simpson.
Authorized reserved capacity agreement with John’s Retirement Plan Trust to reserve substation capacity for future installation. (18-002)

EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the January 8, 2018 Commission meeting held at the District’s East Wenatchee office:
• Awarded Work Order Clerk Sandy Petersen with her 20 year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Sandy on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for her years of service. Sandy thanked the Commission and said “It’s been fabulous, a great place to work.”
• Awarded Senior Resource Planner Debbie Kenny with her 25 year service award. Commissioner Skagen thanked Debbie on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for her years of service. Debbie thanked the Commission, snapped her fingers and said “It went just like that.”
• Authorized reserved capacity agreement with Shypoke, LLC to reserve substation capacity for future installation. (18-001)

Authorized reserved capacity agreement with John’s Retirement Plan Trust to reserve substation capacity for future installation. (18-002)
• Affirmed addendum No. 1 to Bid Document 17-26-D, supply and deliver two 115 KV Breakers to Lone Pine Substation. This will remove a couple items from the specifications that are not needed and are not beneficial to the breakers. (18-003)
• Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 3,987 end users.
• The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. January 22, 2018 at the District’s East Wenatchee office.
From the December 29, 2017 Commission meeting:
• 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)
• 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)
• 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)
• 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)
• 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)
• 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)
• 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)

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