Tillamook PUD Contractors Perform Inspection and Treatment of Wood Power Poles

August 3, 2018 – Tillamook PUD has contracted with Pacific Pole Inspection to perform detailed inspections and essential treatments to 2,200 wood power poles on the District’s system. This program enhances public safety, and reduces long-term operating costs and unanticipated power outages.

The wood power poles being inspected are primarily located in the north Tillamook County area. Occasionally in some areas it may be necessary for the contractor to cross private property to get to poles located in the District’s easements and rights-of-way.

Each pole will be visually inspected, sounded with a hammer, and holes will be bored to determine if the pole is decayed. Some poles may need to be replaced; all other poles will be treated.

To treat a pole, holes are bored and filled with fumigants, which are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. The holes are then plugged with a wooden dowel. Pacific Pole Inspection employees are licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture for the commercial application of pesticides.

Inspection activities are expected to begin in Mid-August of 2018 and continue for approximately six months. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tillamook PUD at (503) 842-2535.  




Tillamook PUD Board of Directors Actions – July 2018

There were several action items brought before the Board of Directors at the July 17, 2018, regular scheduled Tillamook PUD Board of Directors meeting. Among these items were the First Reading of Ordinance 1-18, “An Ordinance to Establish Certain Retail Rates (Green Power)”; a request for approval of Resolution Number 18-07-05, “A Resolution to Gain… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD ATC 20 and 45 Training

Tillamook PUD is hosting a seminar for ATC-20 Postearthquake Saftey Evaluation of Buildings (second edition) and ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods. The seminar training is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Carl Rawe Meeting room at the Tillamook PUD headquarters office.  The cost… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Selects Austin Weeks and Tanner Guillory for the 2018 Employment for Education Program

The Tillamook PUD Board of Directors has selected two students for the 2018 Tillamook PUD Employment for Education program, Austin Weeks and Tanner Guillory.   Austin is a Tillamook High School senior and is involved in a range of school and community activities. Some of Austin’s volunteer work includes: assistant coaching little league baseball and… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

  Tillamook, OR, May 4, 2018- Tillamook People’s Utility District has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations at ‎Santee Cooper, South Carolina and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Board Awards 2018 Community Grants

The Tillamook PUD Board of Directors recently awarded 13 non-profit organizations in Tillamook County funding through the 2018 Tillamook PUD Community Support Grant Program. Organizations receiving awards for their community projects are the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, for new lighting; Camp Makuala, to update camp electrical needs and for LED lighting; Meals for Seniors, Inc.,… Continue Reading

Beware of Phone Scams!

Tillamook PUD has received recent reports of phone scams occurring in our service area, directed towards our local utility customers. Phone scam callers attempt to convince their targets to provide personal debit and credit card information, stating there is a past due balance and power will be disconnected unless an immediate payment is made. If… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Employment for Education Program Applications Available Now

Tillamook PUD is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Employment for Education Program. The program is a great opportunity for full-time college students to work at the PUD during their school breaks, a minimum of 14 weeks per year. The selected student begins working after high school graduation, doing a variety of tasks such as… Continue Reading