THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
November 29, 2021
A special meeting of the Board of Public Works was held on November 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. Those in attendance were President John Neer, Vice President Brian Terry, Board Member David Ausmus, Board Member David Wilt, General Manager Stephanie Wilson, Assistants to the General Manager Benjamin Stueve and Bryce Butner, and Mayor James “Talt” Holman.
President John Neer called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm. Vice President Brian Terry made a motion, seconded by Board Member David Ausmus, to approve the minutes from the November 8, 2021 meeting. The motion carried with four votes for and none against.
Under old business, a revised 2022 Budget for Macon Municipal Utilities (MMU) was presented for discussion as the budget passed on November 8, 2021 was not adopted at the City Council. A motion for approval was tabled until later in the meeting.
The next item on the agenda was Approval of Ordinance for the Solar Access Easement and Interconnection Agreement for the Solar Farm. At the November 16, 2021 meeting of the City Council for Macon, Missouri updated documents were approved pending concurrence from the Board of Public Works. The ordinances were reviewed by Attorney R. Timothy Bickhaus. The main purpose of the ordinances is to recognize the assignment of rights from Gardner Capital, Inc. and MCP-Macon, LLC to Solar Projects, LLC and Gardner Capital Solar Developments, LLC. These entities are selling the solar farm to the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) in 2021. Vice President Brian Terry made the motion, seconded by Board Member David Ausmus, to recognize the assignment of rights and to acknowledge the interconnection agreement. The motion carried with four votes for and none against.
Last item on the agenda was Approval of Change Order #2 for 2021 Wastewater Collection Relining and Manhole Rehabilitation. Change Order #2, in the amount of $988.96, is a deduct and a result of the end of the project in order to reconcile the final actual quantity from the original projected quantity. Board Member David Ausmus made a motion, seconded by President John Neer, to approve the change order. The motion carried with four votes for and none against.
Ms. Wilson provided update for non-agenda items which included that a meeting was held with MMU, Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA), Burns & McDonnell and Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to discuss the current steps for the Integrated Management Plan process and upcoming water quality standards. Conversations between MJMEUC and Northeast Power have taken place pertaining to an electric transmission study due to the addition of a new industrial customer.
A motion was made by Vice President Brian Terry, seconded by Board Member David Wilt, to go into executive session regarding Leasing, Purchase, or Sale of Real Estate (Rs. MO.610.021 (2)) and Personnel (Rs. MO.610.021 (3)). The motions were as follows: John Neer, yea; Brian Terry, yea; David Ausmus, yea; and David Wilt, yea. The motion passed with four votes for and none against.
Upon reopening the meeting, after a short discussion and modifying certain portions of the budget, Vice President Brian Terry made a motion, seconded by Board Member David Wilt, to approve the revised 2022 budget and present it to the City Council for approval. The motion passed with four votes for and none against.
After approval of accounts payable and setting the next regular meeting for Monday, December 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm, President John Neer adjourned the meeting at 6:35 pm. The motion passed with four votes for and none against.