Douglas County Public Utility district

EAST WENATCHEE - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Molly Simpson, Ronald E. Skagen and Aaron J. Viebrock executed the following actions during the October 26 Commission meeting held at the District's East Wenatchee office:

Opened bids under bid document 20-14-D, supply and deliver 115-13.2 KV, 42 MVA, substation transformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Opened bids under bid document 20-15-D, supply and deliver 230-115 KV, 200 MVA, autotransformer to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Heard bid opening results for bid document 20-18-D, supply and deliver 115 KV and 230 KV instrument transformers to Lincoln Rock Switchyard. All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Heard bid opening results for bid document 20-19-D, supply and deliver 230 KV and 115 KV breakers to Lincoln Rock Switchyard.  All bids will be evaluated prior to award recommendation.

Continued the budget hearing for the Distribution System and Wells Hydroelectric Project for calendar year 2021. The hearing will be held open until Monday, December 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the East Wenatchee office.

Approved the signing of a pole attachment license agreement with Ziply Fiber, LLC.

Awarded contract 20-18-D, supply and deliver 115 KV and 230 KV instrument transformers to Lincoln Rock Switchyard to ABB Enterprise Software Inc. the lowest responsive bidder.

Awarded contract 20-19-D, supply and deliver 230 KV and 115 KV breakers to Lincoln Rock Switchyard to Carlson Sales Meter Solutions the lowest responsive bidder.

Affirmed change order No. 5 to contract 16-33-W, 2017-2018 forebay debris removal services for the Wells Hydroelectric Project. Necessary due to additional debris removal services because of unusually high volume of debris. This change will increase the contract $5,000 to a total not-to-exceed cost for 2020 to $155,000.

Authorized amendment No. 6 to professional service agreement with Schnabel Engineering. This increases the not-to-exceed cost by $732,614 and extends the contract to July 21, 2022 to complete prior authorized tasks.

Authorized Note No. 7 loan from the Electric Distribution System Capital Project Revolving Loan Fund to the Wells Hydroelectric Project for construction capital.

Approved land use permit 825-03, Lake Pateros Homeowners Association. The permit is for use of Project lands for existing community dock, boat lift, road and beach area.

Approved renewal of property insurance coverage with Ace American Insurance Company and AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. (20-196)

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 6,047 end users.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. November 9, at the District's East Wenatchee office. The District Office is closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 guidance from Governor Inslee. To comply with the Open Public Meetings act, a conference phone line number will be provided at the top of the Draft Agenda posted on our website under Latest News the Friday before the meeting.

 

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