"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 Chuck Hird, President; Ken Bryant, Vice President; Steve Mills, Secretary; Spencer Fricke, Member. Also present was Kerry Cordray, MPUA Representative.
The agenda was approved as presented on a motion by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Bryant.
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. Fricke.
In business from the audience, Kerry Cordray was in attendance to present MMU with a check from the 2016 MoPEP Infrastructure Grant Program in the amount of $20,793.00. The funds will be used for the Electric Distribution Pole Inspection and Upgrade Project.
Electric Distribution Director Jeff Bergstrom asked approval from the Board to request bids for a battery bank system to supply DC power to the North Street Substation. Currently the DC power comes from a battery bank system located at the Power Plant that has reached its end of life. On a motion made by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Mills, the Board approved requesting bids for batteries, battery rack and charging system for the North Street Substation.
Director Bergstrom then updated the Board on current projects. The 161kv Transmission Line Inspection was completed February 27th. There are some areas of the right-of-way side that need trimmed; this will be included in next year's budget. Repairs to the Eastwood Bridge street light conduit are complete and lights have been changed to LED fixtures. Poor Boys will finish the contract tree trimming today.
Underground Facilities Director Grant Piper updated the Board on the collection system rehab using CIPP. Bids have been reviewed and all work history inquiries have been received, a recommendation will be made at the March 16th Board Meeting.
Electric Production Director Jim Johnson provided an update on the recycling center. The baler platen was found to have cracks in some of the welds. It has been repaired and is back in service. There has been no word from Lundell on the sale of the pelletizing equipment.
Environmental Services Director Ginny Ismay updated the Board on the THM reduction project at the Water Treatment Plant. One hole has been dug, but needs to be shore up. The Waste Water Treatment Plant maintenance building has the footings poured and rebar tied.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs informed the Board an Alternate Director needs to be named for MJMEUC and MoPEP voting actions. This is due to Jim Johnson's retirement. On a motion made by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the Board appointed Kyle Gibbs as Director and Ken Gieringer as Alternate Director to represent the City of Marshall as the voting member during MJMEUC and MoPEP meetings.
General Manager Gibbs then provided updates to various other subjects. MSDC is building two additional group homes. ConAgra has not yet provided the cardboard service agreement. This delays purchasing a new baler for the recycling center. Dave Dillon attended the Region F West Central Missouri Solid Waste Management meeting.
On a motion by Mr. Fricke, seconded by Mr. Bryant, accounts payable were approved and warrants ordered issued from the following funds:
WATER OPERATING FUND $140,752.62 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $238,592.47 SEWER REVENUE FUND $56,968.64 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $30,138.81 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $636.19 ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSIT FUND $6,550.00 Total $473,638.73
The next Regular Board meeting will be Thursday March 16, 2017.
On a motion by Mr. Fricke, seconded by Mr. Mills, the Board adjourned voted unanimously to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:17 a.m.