THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
November 7, 2022
The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works was held on November 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. Those in attendance were President Brian Terry, Vice President David Ausmus, Board Member Scott Lucas, General Manager Stephanie Wilson, Assistant General Manager and Manager of Energy Resources Ben Stueve, Electric Distribution Supervisor and Manager of Utility Operations Bryce Butner, City Administrator Avis Marshall, and City Councilwoman Cheryl Blaise. Guests included Brian Bender with the Macon County Public Water Supply District #1 and Kelly Beets with the Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association. Board Member David Wilt was absent.
President Brian Terry called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.
Regarding Approval of Minutes from prior Board Meetings, Vice President David Ausmus made a motion, seconded by Board Member Scott Lucas, to approve the minutes from the October 17, 2022 and November 2, 2022 meetings. The motion carried with three votes for and none against.
Under new business, Senior Loss Control Specialist Kelly Beets attended for the Presentation of the MIRMA Risk Management Grant Award. Macon Municipal Utilities was awarded $816.00 towards the purchase of “Road Closed” and “Utility Work Ahead” signage.
For the next agenda item, the 2023 Budget for Macon Municipal Utilities was presented. Discussion was held regarding electric and natural gas commodity expenses plus proposed retail rate increases for water and wastewater services. Once discussion was complete, Board Member Scott Lucas made a motion, seconded by Vice President David Ausmus, to approve the 2023 budget and present it to the City Council for approval. The motion carried with three votes for and none against.
A motion was made by Board Member Scott Lucas, seconded by Vice President David Ausmus to go into executive session regarding Legal (Rs.MO.610.021 (1)) and Leasing, Purchase, or Sale of Real Estate (Rs. MO.610.021 (2)). The votes were as follows: President Brian Terry, yea; Vice President David Ausmus, yea; and Board Member Scott Lucas, yea.
When the open meeting reconvened, at 6:10 pm a motion was made by Vice President David Ausmus, seconded by Board Member Scott Lucas, to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with three votes for and none against.