Red Bud Public Works Committee discusses permanent street program
The city of Red Bud Public Works Committee met Dec. 19 to discuss the permanent street program.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the committee:
Public Works Committee Meeting
Monday, December 19, 2016
Red Bud City Hall
Council Chambers (2nd floor)
Committee Members Present: Clarence Nail, Glenn Linnertz, Kyle Donjon, Bill Hanebutt, Clem Esker
Committee Members Absent: None
Council Members Present: Don Thompson, Mike Reed
Council Members Absent: David Friess
Others Present: Mayor Tim Lowry, City Attorney Paul Ray, City Superintendent Josh Eckart, Code Administrator Jeff Mueller, Police Chief John Brittingham, Administrative Assistant Pam Poetker, City Clerk Joanne Cowell
Committee Chairman Nail called the meeting to order at 7:38 P.M.
I. Power Plant
1. Plant Report
Eckart said that it is business as usual. The IMEA Generation Committee training will have limited space, so immediate sign up will be needed and the training requests will come to the council as soon as possible thereafter.
II. Safe Routes to School
Jeff Mueller said that IDOT Central Bureau does not like the city’s reason for rejecting the Fournie bid. The City will either be on the March letting or else IDOT will force the City to award Fournie the contract. Either way, the project funding is still in place.
III. West Line Water Main Extension Phase III Project
Eckart said he is waiting on the contractor to start later this week or early next week. It is a 30 calendar day completion contract, with a notice to proceed date of 11/28/16, therefore the city has the option of liquidated damages, if the project is not completed by 12/28/16.
IV. Inventory Control Program
V. Equipment/Vehicle Updates
VI. North Water Tower
Eckart was instructed to contact Rhutasel to proceed with setting up the bid documents for the North Water Tower work.
VII. Permanent Street Program – FY’18
Eckart explained his Permanent Street Program for FY’18, which includes Locust, W. Field, N. Taylor, E. Olive, Polk and Mill Streets. These repairs are estimated at $230,000 and will not be MFT. Esker commented that East Avenue is in very poor condition.
I. Approval of Prior Month’s Meeting Minutes – Meeting November 22, 2016
Recommendation made by Committee Chairman Nail, seconded by Committee Member Hanebutt, to approve the minutes from the November 22, 2016 meeting. Carried
II. 2017 APPA Legislative Rally – February 27 – March 1, 2017
Recommendation made by Committee Chairman Nail, seconded by Committee Member Hanebutt to approve sending two people to the 2017 APPA Legislative Rally February 27 – March 1, 2017, with IMUA reimbursing the expenses. Carried
III. Gas Tap Fee and Ordinance Updates
Eckart will be working with Attorney Ray to update the meter sizes in the gas tap fees ordinance.
IV. Public Comments/Anything for the Good of the City
Committee Chairman Nail reminded the council of the Christmas gathering at the utility office on Thursday, December 22nd.
Eckart said the bill from HTC for the phone system will be $33.71 over the approved $7,000 for a part needed for installation. The invoice will be on the list of bills for January.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:53 P.M.
Joanne G. Cowell, City Clerk
Red Bud, Illinois