"Providing Hometown Reliability"
The Board of Public Works convened in regular session at 8:30 a.m. at the Marshall Municipal Utilities Business Office. Board members present were Spencer Fricke, Vice President; Chuck Hird, Secretary and Ken Bryant, Member. Jim Heinzler, Board President, was absent until 8:35 am. Also attending was Councilman Gabe Ramsey.
On a motion by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the Board approved the agenda as presented.
On a motion by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the following Board of Public Works officers were elected by acclamation for 2016, following historical rotations.
Spencer Fricke, President
Chuck Hird, Vice President
Ken Bryant, Secretary
Mr. Fricke assumed the Chair.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs reviewed the safety briefing. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed on a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Hird.
Electric Distribution Director, Jeff Bergstrom discussed the bid opening for annual brush and tree clearing. Bids were open January 13, at 1:30 pm in the Board Room. The following bids were received:
Mechanical brush and tree clearing services
January 13, 2016
|Rubber Tracked Skid Steer with Rotary Brush Mower (Unit Price $/Hour)||Date available to begin work|
|Asplundh Tree Expert Co.|
Lenexa, KS 66215
|Poor Boy Tree Service|
Fair Play, MO 65649
|Wolf Tree, Inc|
Knoxville, TN 37918
|no bid||no bid|
After reviewing the bids, Director Bergstrom recommended to the Board to accept the bid from Asplundh Tree Expert Co. in the amount of $128.50/hr. On a motion made by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the Board approved the recommendation from Director Bergstrom.
Mr. Heinzler joined the meeting at 8:35 am.
Underground Facilities Director Monty Chase updated the Board of the bid opening on the Mixers for Reservoirs & Tower. There was only one bid received for the job. Due to having such a low amount received it was decided not to open the bid. Various reasons were given to the engineer as to why contractors failed to bid on the project. The engineer is working on options on how to proceed.
Electric Production Director, Jim Johnson reported that Unit #7 is out of service until the control system operator panel is repaired.
Administrative Services Director, Ken Gieringer updated the Board on the progress of the annual audit. Director Gieringer is working to gather various items needed to finalize the audit.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs updated the Board on the planning of the new warehouse. General Manger Gibbs, James Townsend and Director Gieringer met with SKW on January 8, to discuss designing a generic foundation and bid specifications for the building. He then showed the Board a preliminary plan on the building size and location in relation to the underground facilities and electric distribution buildings. SKW will be providing an initial estimate and proposal for the design and bid estimates in the next few weeks.
General Manager, Kyle Gibbs updated the Board on the MPUA Legislative Committee. Two major bills for this session are a bill regarding net metering and another bill limiting internet/broadband services offered by municipalities.
On a motion by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Bryant, accounts payable were approved and warrants ordered issued from the following funds:
WATER OPERATING FUND $ 218,948.24 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $1,492,344.83 SEWER REVENUE FUND $ 173,392.38 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $ 28,971.15 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $ 171.84 ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSIT FUND $ 4,100.00 SEWER EQUIPMENT FUND $ 31,939.25 Total $ 1,949,867.69
The next Board meeting will be Thursday, January 28, 2016.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Heinzler, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:00 a.m.