CHELAN PUD COMMISSIONERS BREAK GROUND ON A NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER IN OLDS STATION
A new Chelan PUD Service Center is on the horizon. After all of the years of study and planning and working with a number of community members and advisory groups, the vision of a multi-faceted customer service center is a giant step closer to reality.
On Aug. 3, 2020, PUD Commissioners approved a resolution that allocates an amount not to exceed $8,960,518 to Absher Construction Company for site preparation work at the PUD’s Old Station location. The new Service Center will provide PUD customers with a “one-stop” location for all business transactions with the utility; and staff will have access to some much-needed technology, facility design and warehouse efficiency improvements.
Construction is slated to run through 2022, with a gradual move-in planned for late 2022 or early 2023. About 78% of the first-phase work was awarded to local contractors. Sales tax payments associated with the nearly $140 million project will also provide a local economic boost.