"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; Spencer Fricke, Member. Steve Mills, Secretary was absent. Also present were City Administrator Dave Haugland, and City Councilman Dewey Hendrix.
The agenda was approved as presented. 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.
Administrative Services Director Ken Gieringer requested the Board to authorize a letter of understanding for Gerding, Korte & Chitwood to perform the 2017 audit. On a motion made by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Fricke, the Board approved to authorize the Board President to sign a letter of understanding for the September 30, 2017 audit with Gerding, Korte & Chitwood.
Director Gieringer then updated the Board on the Internet Department's truck. The truck was delivered June 28th. Director Gieringer requested permission to send out bid requests to purchase a utility service body. On a Motion made by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Fricke, the Board authorized management to request bids for one utility body for the internet department truck.
Director Gieringer updated the Board on the loan to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. And, the warehouse is roughly two weeks ahead of schedule.
Environmental Services Director Ginny Ismay provided an update to the Water Treatment Plant's THM reduction project. The contractor for the Well Maintenance Project was on site to treat the #7 well; it is back in service which completes this project. She has responded to DNR's comments on the Waste Water Treatment Plant's pretreatment ordinance.
Electric Distribution Director Jeff Bergstrom has been working with the General Contractor on moving transformers for the Water Treatment Plant Project. He has had several meetings about the Electric Meter Replacement Project; everything is on schedule.
Chief Engineer Joe Trapp presented for Underground Facilities Director Grant Piper. The Eastwood water main replacement project was tied in on June 27th. The Warehouse water main extension has been chlorinated and is ready to be put in service.
Electric Production Director Carl Crawford updated the Board that quarterly testing went well.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs commented on the tour he provided of the Recycling Center to a group of school age kids and parent's from the Public Library. He said 20 - 25 attended and was surprised that so many mentioned they didn't know the facility existed. He has been working on putting together monthly reports for ConAgra showing what has been received from them at the Recycling Center. General Manager Gibbs then spoke about how the energy demand has changed over the years and provided a duck curve chart showing how renewable energy, like solar and wind has impacted how the Pool's base load units are dispatched.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Fricke, accounts payable were approved and warrants ordered issued from the following funds:
WATER OPERATING FUND $ 112,236.03 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $ 618,822.48 SEWER REVENUE FUND $ 200,062.39 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $ 25,817.20 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $ 3,361.17 WATER SEGREGATED $ 544,651.31 Total $ 1,504,950.58
The next Regular Board meeting will be Thursday July 13, 2017.
On a motion by Mr. Fricke, seconded by Mr. Mills, the Board adjourned voted unanimously to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:59 a.m.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Fricke, the Board adjourned the regular meeting at 9:06 a.m. to have a 10 minute break then go into an executive session to discuss matters related to security (Mo. Rev. Stat. 610.021 , if authorized). Roll call: Ken Bryant yes Spencer Fricke yes Charles Hird yes