"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 and Spencer Fricke, Member. Also present were City Administrator Dave Haugland, City Councilmen Kirk Arends and Ron Ott, and MSDC Executive Director Stan Moore.
The agenda was approved on a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Mills. General Manager Kyle Gibbs reviewed the safety briefing. The minutes of the previous meetings were approved as corrected on a motion by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Bryant.
MSDC Executive Director Stan Moore visited with the Board about the lack of water and sewer services at the Marshall Junction area and the need for a new hydraulic study. Since a study has already been done a few years ago, it was decided to just have that one updated. The County Commission has agreed to split the cost with MSDC. General Manager Kyle Gibbs added that he recommends MMU assume MSDC's portion of the cost with a maximum amount of $10,000. On a motion made by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the Board approved paying 50% of the cost to upgrade the Hydraulic Study done to provide water to Marshall Junction for a cost not to exceed $10,000.
Administrative Services Director Ken Gieringer presented the Board the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. On a motion made by Mr. Mills, seconded by Mr. Bryant, the Board approved the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget and requested an ordinance from the City of Marshall and City Council recommending the Mayor to sign said budget.
Electric Distribution Director Jeff Bergstrom reported to the Board findings from the September 19th, meeting held with Central Electric and Associated Electric to discuss details of a 161kV tie to their electric system. There would a one-time cost to modify a few of their poles to provide a place to connect to. There will be no maintenance or standby fees because it is an emergency tie only. We would be charged "wheeling" fees when the connection was used. Individual contracts and bids will be brought to the Board for approval each time it is necessary. On a motion made by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Mills, the Board approved adding a second 161kV tie to MMU's transmission line with Central Electric, pending City Council's approval of MMU's 2017-2018 budget.
The collectors for the AMI electric meter replacement pilot are still scheduled to ship on October 6th, and the new commission date has been set for October 31th.
Water Treatment Superintendent Kenny Clause updated the Board on the THM reduction project; Crews are working on the sodium hypochlorite lines and wash water fill line. The clear well is getting the sixth and final pour started.
Wastewater Treatment Superintendent Rick Bailey introduced his replacement, upon retiring, Nolan Townsend to the Board.
Underground Facilities Director Grant Piper reported to the annual fire hydrant flushing is scheduled for Sunday November 5th at 7:00 am through Thursday, November 9th. A notice will be included in the October bill, advertised in The Democrat News, broadcast on KMMO Radio and will also be on the MMU website. The 2017 CIPP project is approximately 90% complete.
Electric Production Director Carl Crawford informed the Board Cincinnati Insurance has inspected the Hurst boiler. No adverse conditions were noted. The replacement fill for Unit #10 & #11 cooling towers has been received.
Human Resources Manager Megan Baldridge noted employees are in process of completing medical enrollment applications so health insurance proposals can be gathered. The Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch will be on October 24th.
General Manager Kyle Gibbs informed the Board he would be out of the office until Friday afternoon, attending the Annual MPUA Conference. And, while there MMU will be receiving an RP3 award.
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 $ 95,067.71 ELECTRIC OPERATING FUND $ 255,195.28 SEWER REVENUE FUND $59,425.92 INTERNET OPERATING FUND $ 28,308.44 NATURAL GAS OPERATING FUND $ 520.55 ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSIT FUND $ 5,550.00 Total $444,067.90
The next Regular Board meeting will be Thursday October 12, 2017.
On a motion by Mr. Bryant, seconded by Mr. Mills, the Board adjourned the regular meeting at 9:42 a.m. to go into an executive session to discuss matters under Mo Rev. Stat. 610.021 concerning: lease, purchase or sale of real estate 
Roll call: Ken Bryant yes
Steve Mills yes
Spencer Fricke yes
Charles Hird yes