"Providing Hometown Reliability"
The Board of Public Works convened in regular session at 8:34 a.m. at the Marshall Municipal Utilities Business Office. Board members present were Spencer Fricke, President; Ken Bryant, Secretary; Jim Heinzler, Member. Chuck Hird, Vice President was absent.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Heinzler, the Agenda was approved as presented. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed on a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Heinzler.
Environmental Services Director Ginny Ismay updated the Board on the Well Maintenance. Flynn Drilling is finished with the treatment, pulled the pumps and has taken them back to their shop for maintenance.
Electric Distribution Director Jeff Bergstrom updated the Board on a power outage at the High School. It seems to have been caused by a rodent that chewed through the cable. The crew is working to get power restored. Director Bergstrom then reported they tested the automatic black start equipment for unit #9 at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Everything worked correctly.
Underground Facilities Director Grant Piper updated the Board on the North English Lift Station. The final drawings have been received from Lamp Rynearson.
Electric Production Director Jim Johnson informed the Board that quarterly testing for all units have been completed. All units ran well with only minor issues.
Administrative Services Director Ken Gieringer explained that Electric Rates are being evaluated due to possible changes to net metering rules in order to recover more fixed cost. No action is required at this time.
Employee Relations Manager Megan Baldridge updated the Board on the annual wage and benefit review. It is complete and the survey results have been mailed to the Board.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs updated the Board on SB 946; the hearing has been postponed until April 5. General Manager Gibbs informed the Board the new interconnect agreement with KCP&L is near completion, with the final draft being reviewed by KCP&L. General Manager Gibbs will be meeting with ConAgra about green power.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Heinzler, accounts payable were approved and warrants ordered issued from the following funds:
WATER OPERATING FUND $ 115,520.20 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $ 257,987.95 SEWER REVENUE FUND $ 66,231.98 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $ 27,032.69 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $ 568.42 ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSIT FUND $ 4,000.00 SEWER EQUIPMENT $ 8,000.00 Total $ 479,341.24
In other business, the Board presented General Manager Gibbs with his 25 year service anniversary packet.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Heinzler, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:00 a.m.