"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; Steve Mills, Member. Also present was Dave Haugland, City Administrator. Ken Bryant, Secretary was absent.
The agenda was approved as presented on a motion by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Hird. The minutes of the previous regular meeting were approved as printed on a motion by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Mills. The minutes of November 30th, special work session with the City Council were approved as printed on a motion by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Hird.
Environmental Services Director Ginny Ismay updated the Board on the THM reduction project. A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for today at 1:00 p.m. A notice of violation has been received from DNR. A public notice has been published in the Marshall Democrat News, the wholesale customers were notified, an explanatory flyer will be inserted in the December bills, and the notice was posted on the MMU website.
Electric Distribution Director Jeff Bergstrom informed the Board of a potential problem with the decommissioning of the Power Plant. Currently the DC power supply to North Street Substation is provided by a battery bank housed at the Power Plant. That battery bank will need to be moved to the North Street Substation. Director Bergstrom then stated the Solar Farm was on line as of December 8.
Underground Facilities Director Grant Piper reported to the Board he is working on plans for 2017 CIPP project. Director Piper also stated he has been working with Shafer, Kline & Warren on the Owners Supervised Plan.
Electric Production Director Jim Johnson updated the Board on Unit #6. The new control system and protective relays have been installed and tested. The unit was put back online Tuesday, December 13. Director Johnson then reported on the recycling of the cardboard from ConAgra. A few things have been implemented to process the material faster and have caught up on the back-log.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs gave a summary of the MPUA Quarterly meeting he attended.
On a motion by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Bryant, accounts payable were approved and warrants ordered issued from the following funds:
WATER OPERATING FUND $118,799.36 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $1,018,232.63 SEWER REVENUE FUND $142,064.32 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $29,225.83 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $2,345.71 ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSIT FUND $6,750.00 Total $1,317,417.85
The next Regular Board meeting will be Thursday December 292016.
On a motion by Mr. Hird, seconded by Mr. Mills, the Board adjourned the regular meeting at 8:54 a.m. to go into an executive session to discuss matters related to legal, confidential or privileged information (Mo. Rev. Stat. 610.021 , if authorized). Roll call: Charles Hird yes Steve Mills yes Spencer Fricke yes