PUD board approves raise for manager; adjusts rates
March 12, 2020
Dave Tramblie, general manager for the Wahkiakum PUD, received a 5 percent raise last week, effective for the district’s February, 2020, payroll, when the board of commissioners adopted a resolution to adjust his salary to $12,112.80 per month.
Three percent of Tramblie’s raise is a cost of living adjustment, and the other 2 percent is for responsibilities that have been added to Tramblie’s duties, including the broadband infrastructure project and the PUD’s acquisition of the Skamokawa water system.
The commissioners also adopted a resolution that amends the rates for installation of street lights, security lights, and yard lights, effective January 1, 2020.
A flat rate of $250 will be charged for installation of lighting on an existing utility pole with service wire. If more infrastructure is required, there will be an added cost for labor, materials, utility poles, and transformers.