Starting March 18, Chelan PUD will begin holding Open Houses around the county to hear what people have to say about a proposed new Service Center in Olds Station. The Service Center is designed to consolidate the PUD’s Wenatchee-area operations – with the exception of its hydro operations – in one location. The PUD will have initial design concepts to give the public a better feel for what the Service Center would look like from a variety of angles.
After more than three years of study, the analysis shows that a combined operation is the long-term/least-cost option, to provide better customer services and meet industry safety standards. The new Service Center will increase employee productivity and efficiencies with improved operations. The cost estimate is $135 million and was the least-cost of the five alternatives considered. PUD commissioners already have $50 million set aside for facility improvements.
Comments and questions from customer-owners are welcome and encouraged. PUD Commissioners will review all comments in early April and decide next steps later in April. You can provide comments to us online at www.chelanpud.org/ServiceCenter or in person at one of the upcoming Open Houses.
The five Open Houses will be from 4 – 6 p.m. at the following locations:
March 18 – Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission, Wenatchee
March 19 – Cashmere Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive
March 20 – Chelan County Fire 3 station, Leavenworth, 228 Chumstick Hwy
March 21 – Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Chelan, 216 E. Woodin Ave
March 25 – Entiat Fire Hall, 2200 Entiat Way
The PUD wants customers to weigh in about a proposed move and to let the PUD know what questions they have. All PUD customers over the age of 18 are invited to provide comments and be entered to win an iPad. The comment card will be at all Open Houses and at the PUD offices in Chelan and Wenatchee. It also can be accessed online at www.chelanpud.org/ServiceCenter.
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