"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, President; Chuck Hird, Vice President; Ken Bryant, Secretary; Steve Mills, Member.
Due to a conflict with the MoPEP Service and Rates meeting it was requested by General Manager Kyle Gibbs to move his update to the beginning of the report list. On a motion made by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Mills, the agenda was amended to rearrange the order of reports. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed on a motion by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Hird.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs updated the Board on the schedule of today's MoPEP meeting. A Service and Rates meeting is scheduled for the morning with the full MoPEP business meeting scheduled for the afternoon. Some items to be discussed are summer loads, 2017 budget, new leadership, solar farms, LIDO study and Unit #4.
Electric Distribution Director Jeff Bergstrom updated the Board on the overhead to underground conversion. The crews have started potholing utilities between Mar Drive and Grant Avenue. Director Bergstrom then stated the repairs to the Miami Substation roof are almost complete. He then reported on outages and repairs done as a result of the July 31st lightening storm. Other items he is working on are the Department Budget for 2016/2017, Annual Department Report, and updating the RP3 designation.
Chief Engineer Joe Trapp reporting for Underground Facilities updated the Board on the Eastwood water main project. Crews were pouring the last of the concrete today, and barricades would be down tomorrow. He informed the Board there is a meeting scheduled next week to finalize documents for the North English Lift Station. And crews have connected a fire line and water service for the State Building at the Industrial Park.
Electric Production Director Jim Johnson reported on unit #4 boiler. A meeting was held with the Consultant and ARSI to review the scope of work and their proposal for cleaning the ACM materials at the Power Plant. After that meeting, their revised proposal increased substantially. As a result of that increase it was decided to select INSCO Environmental as the contractor to clean up the plant. They were able to set-up and start cleaning this week. It should take 3-4 weeks for them to complete the work.
Administrative Services Director Ken Gieringer provided the Board with a revision to the Special Event Rates draft he provided at the July 28th meeting. The revision details the electric demand charge relief clause. Information provided is for the Board's review and no recommendation was made as a decision will be made at a future meeting.
On a motion by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Mills, accounts payable were approved and warrants ordered issued from the following funds:
WATER OPERATING FUND $ 150,426.75 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $ 1,174,788.36 SEWER REVENUE FUND $ 264,977.36 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $ 54,585.52 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $ 2,439.45 ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSIT FUND $ 12,775.60 SEWER EQUIPMENT FUND $ 19,560.05 Total $ 1,679,553.09
The next Regular Board meeting will be Thursday, September 1, 2016.
On a motion by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:46 a.m.