"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 and Steve Mills, Secretary. Also present were City Administrator Dave Haugland, City Councilman Dewey Hendrix, City Councilman Ron Ott and Louis Rasse.
The agenda was amended to include business from the audience and approved on a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Fricke. General Manager Kyle Gibbs reviewed the safety briefing. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed on a motion by Mr. Fricke, seconded by Mr. Bryant.
The Board recognized Mr. Luis Rasse. Mr. Rasse made a statement. The Board returned to regular meeting at 8:34 a.m.
Underground Facilities Director Grant Piper updated the Board on the Eastwood Water Main Replacement; crews have started installing services. The Water Tower Inspection has been rescheduled for July 24th.
Wastewater Treatment Chief Operator Rick Bailey reported on his new maintenance building. A walk-through with the contractor was done July 12th; there are a few items to finish. The project should be completed next week.
Electric Distribution Director Jeff Bergstrom provided information about several projects. Site surveys for placement of collectors and routers for the electric meter replacement have been done. New batteries have been installed in the North Street Substation. LD&B is almost finished with the Systems Study.
Water Treatment Chief Operator Kenny Clause updated the Board on the THM reduction project. There is a meeting today at 1:00 p.m. with the contractor to determine what to do with the new reservoir that was displaced due to flooding.
Electric Production Director Carl Crawford reported Summer Capacity Testing on units #6, #7, #8, #9 & #10. #6 had a glitch in the controls, once it was fixed and everything else went well. The Recycle Center is processing things well. Jarad Muller will be receiving training on managing the hazardous waste created from all utility departments.
Administrative Services Director Ken Gieringer informed the Board of new lobby hours. Truck #511, used by the office staff suffered damage to it's rear-end. Because of the age and amount of miles it is not practical to repair it. The department is using the Ford Escape previously used by Ginny Ismay for the time being as there are no immediate plans to replace it. The warehouse project is moving along. The roof is complete on the east building and will finish on the west building roof today.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs reported on Employee Relations on behalf of Megan Baldridge. Mike Adcock and Shawn Leimkuehler were selected as 2017 Second Quarter Employee(s) of the Quarter.
General Manager then informed the Board he would be meeting with River City today to discuss the THM reduction project at the Water Treatment Plant. There has been another customer request for net metering.
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 $ 223,621.51 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $ 1,526,446.51 SEWER REVENUE FUND $ 193,819.63 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $ 66,817.59 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $ 2,668.15 WATER SEGREGATED $ 7,650.00 Total $ 2,021,023.39
The next Regular Board meeting will be Thursday August 3, 2017.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Fricke, the Board adjourned the regular meeting at 8:55 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: Ken Bryant yes
Steve Mills yes
Spencer Fricke yes
Charles Hird yes