Grove Sun

Kendra Montana

The Grand River Dam Authority approved asset committee recommendations to approve a request by Mayes County Rural Water District No. 9 for second amendment to lease for use of GRDA land, extending the lease to Aug. 9, 2051, a request by Mayes County RWD No. 6 for a new Raw Water Contract Increasing the raw water amount allowed to take from Lake Hudson.

The board also approved the assets committee recommendation to lease GRDA land to Shangri-La Country Club for the golf course. The land was formerly used as a golf course, according to the committee.

A request by Vintage on Grand Lake for an extension of time to complete the dock construction authorized by GRDA and FERC under FERC order issued March 16, 2004, was also approved.

The board approved the final 2011 budget as proposed and also approved that base rates be decreased two percent effective July 1, 2011, and remain in effect through June 30, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013, the base rates will decrease to the levels in effect as of December 2009.

A change in order No. 1 and No. 2 to contract 22120, Tonnece Substation Construction Services with Ernest P. Breaux Electrical Inc. for a delay in installation of foundation and to widen the entrance to accommodate the transformer hauler equipment was approved.

Changes to contract 24059, Tonnece-Siloam Springs right-of-way clearance, with Tribal Construction Company for additional gates and silt fencing and to extend the completion date was also approved.

Following executive session the board reconvened to announce the approval of the purchase of real property located in Ottawa County, action, as necessary, related to coal purchase contract and the resignation of General Manager/CEO and Director of Investments Kevin Easley.

The board took no action on an item related to the possible salary and benefit adjustment to GRDA employees.

The GRDA Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in GRDA Headquarters in Vinita.