Douglas County Public Utility District

Database Administrator Rich Klein (second from right) received his 20-year service award at the Jan. 28 Douglas County PUD meeting. Pictured with Klein are, left to right: Commissioner Viebrock, Commissioner Skagen, Rich Klein and Commissioner Simpson.

EAST WENATCHEE  - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Ronald E. Skagen, Molly Simpson and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the Jan. 28, 2019 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:
• Awarded Database Administrator Rich Klein with his 20-year service award. Commissioner Simpson thanked Rich on behalf of the citizens of Douglas County for his years of service. Rich thanked the Commission and said "I've been lucky to be able to do a range of things. It has been a good 20 years and I have worked with a lot of good people."
• Approved transport rights agreements with A&E Television Networks, LLC.  These agreements are required by most networks to receive and transport the signal over the Douglas County Community Network. (19-09)
• Authorized change orders No 83 to contract 06-41-W, generator rebuild for unit refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. These changes include Unit 2 rotor refurbishment, discharge ring repairs, engineering and other extra work and Unit 3 coupling deck, discharge ring grouting and installation of auto-backwash filtration skid. This will increase the contract by $1,638,843 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $197,022,694. (19-10)
• Approved acceptance of work and final payment to Lydig Construction, Inc. under contract 14-19-W, Wells Hatchery Modernization. All work is complete and determined to meet bid specifications. (19-11)
• Authorized request for proposals 19-01-W, communication system replacement. The District's phone system has reached end of life and is no longer supported by the vendor. (19-12)
• Authorized land use permit 311-02 to Norman and Karl Vordahl. The permit is for continued use of Project lands for previously permitted boat dock, residential landscaping, retaining wall and fence. (19-13)
• Authorized land use permit 651-02 to Susan Lynch. The permit is for continued use of Project lands for previously permitted residential landscaping. (19-14)
• Approved renewal of pollution legal liability insurance with Chubb. (19-15)

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at the District's East Wenatchee office.

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