DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT

WELLS DAM - Douglas County PUD Commissioners Aaron J. Viebrock, Molly Simpson and Ronald E. Skagen executed the following actions during the May 16 Commission meeting held at the District’s Wells Hydroelectric Project:

• Heard the bid opening results for bid document 22-33-D, wood transmission poles. All bids will be evaluated prior to recommendation for contract award.

• Affirmed change order No. 4 to contract 21-33-D, hydrogen and Lincoln Rock Switchyard utility installations. The change includes a retaining wall, additional grading and measures to prevent run-off debris from entering the switchyard. This will increase the contract not to exceed cost by $28,600.

• Authorized a call for bids under bid document 22-06-D, rebuild and reconductor Rocky Reach to Chelan Falls No. 1 Phase 2.

• Awarded contract 22-33-S, wood transmission poles to Bell Lumber and Pole Company the lowest responsive bidder.

• Approved the salvage of a three phase distribution transformer which is non-repairable.

• Authorized an Interlocal cooperative agreement with Grant PUD for lamprey collection 2022-2027.  Necessary under the Pacific Lamprey Management Plan, this agreement will not exceed $10,000 annually.

• Approved a call for bids under bid document 21-53-W, fire protection system upgrades and miscellaneous piping at the Wells Hydroelectric Project to provide safe and reliable systems.

• Authorized a professional service agreement 22-36-W, with BioAnalysts, Inc. for steelhead stock assessment and pit-tagging at the Priest Rapids OLAFT. As required under the Wells Habitat Conservation Plan, this agreement will not exceed $70,286 and will conclude June 30, 2023.

• Approved issuance of Wells Revenue Bonds Series 2022.

•  Authorized change order No. 5 to Contract 21-33-D, hydrogen and Lincoln Rock Switchyard utility installations. The change includes a pre-fabricated restroom, extended water supply lines, additional electrical infrastructure, extended privacy berm and a gated access. This will increase the contract not to exceed cost by $287,300.

• Affirmed professional service agreement with CBS Field Services to commission Lincoln Rock Switchyard. This Agreement will not exceed $375,000 and expires on September 30, 2022.

• Approved change order No. 95 to contract 06-41-W, generator rebuild and unit refurbishment for the Wells Hydroelectric Project.  This change sets the escalation amount for the 7th unit.

• Affirmed change order No. 2 to contract 21-57-W, Unit 7 spillway and gate repair at the Wells Hydroelectric Project. This change will provide spare bushings, replace unusable damaged parts and chrome wheel axles at a cost increase of $39,683.

Heard a report on the Douglas County Community Network. The network currently has 7,206 end users.

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 6, at the District’s East Wenatchee Office.

 

 

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