"Providing Hometown Reliability"
The Board of Public Works convened in regular session at 8:32 a.m. at the Marshall Municipal Utilities Business Office. Board members present were Spencer Fricke, President; Chuck Hird, Vice President; Ken Bryant, Secretary. Steve Mills, Member was absent. Also present were City Council Members, Ron Ott, and Gabe Ramsey.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed on a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Hird.
Administrative Services Director Ken Gieringer provided the Board information that will allow employees to borrow from the 457(b) deferred compensation plan. On a motion made by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the Board approved to adopt the loan procedures for the 457(b) plan effective immediately.
Director Gieringer then updated the Board on the Geographic Positioning System Unit. The current GPS unit was purchased in June 2006 and is not compatible with the operating system used by the engineering department. The current unit will be traded-in on a new unit and software will be purchased at a cost of $8,385.
Environmental Services Director Ginny Ismay updated the Board on equipment and weather issues that has adversely affected the wastewater headworks over the last few weeks. Director Ismay then presented the Board with a copy of the current Lime Spreading Policy and asked it to be amended to allow a third party, non-paid applicator to take the lime for spreading. On a motion made by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Hird, the Board approved the amended lime spreading policy.
Director Ismay then requested approval of the Board to request proposals for raising the concrete slabs at the aeration basins that have settled. The slabs have settled as much four inches in some places. The slabs need to be placed back in their original elevation before the aeration basin blowers can be replaced. On a motion made by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Hird, the Board approved requesting proposals on raising the concrete slabs.
Electric Production Director Jim Johnson reported they are preparing for the Summer Capacity Testing, tentatively scheduled for the last week of July.
Employee Relations Manager Megan Baldridge reported the Hepatitis Vaccinations that were scheduled for July 13, have been rescheduled due to needing all available personnel during yesterday's storm. Manager Baldridge also reported two Underground Facilities General Maintenance/Meter Reader's started July 11.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs reported all information regarding the Green Energy Rate has been provided to ConAgra Corporate. General Manager Gibbs then reported on the meeting with LaClair Investments regarding utilities on their property located on Atchison Avenue. The site does not have city water or sewer services extended to the property. We are working with them on their best option for sewer services. General Manager Gibbs then informed the Board, an hourly meter has been placed at the fairgrounds to see what their hourly demands are.
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 $ 205,236.05 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $ 1,513,815.94 SEWER REVENUE FUND $ 151,818.67 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $ 23,758.27 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $ 3,618.45 ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSIT FUND $ 5,350.00 Total $ 1,903,597.38
The next Board meeting will be Thursday, July 25, 2016.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Hird, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:10 a.m.