APPROVING RESOLUTION … Bryan Board of Public Affairs members, left to right, Tom Sprow, Karen Ford, Dick Long, Annette Schreiner, and Jim Salsbury approve of resolution 40, making October 2-8 Public Power Week. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
The Bryan Board of Public Affairs meeting of October 4 began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by roll call. All five board members, Jim Salsbury, Annette Schreiner, Karen Ford, Dick Long and Tom Sprow, were in attendance.
First, the board approved of the previous meeting minutes from September 6.
Next, deputy clerk-treasurer Patricia Buda gave the treasurer’s report. The board then approved the report.
The board then approved Resolution 39, change order number three, for the power plant substation.
The change order came because the delivery charge has been increased.
That was followed by the board approving the request to reclassify part time laborer Noah Landel to full-time probationarey lineworker trainee.
As a part-time employee, Landel has been reading meters and assisting lineworkers in the field as a ground person.
Next, the board approved Resolution 40, designating the week of October 2-October 8 as Public Power Week.
This week in Bryan also makes note of Bryan Municipal Utilities’ contributions to the city of Bryan.
The board then approved of the motion to pay the bills.
Director of utilities Nate Gardner reported that at the OMEA meeting on September 28, Montpelier Mayor Steve Yagelski and Bryan mayor Carrie Schlade were reelected to the OMEA board,
Also Gardner reported that at the annual conference in Columbus, the Bryan Municipal Utilities received both a safety award and a safety accomodation.
Also some Bryan employees traveled to both Coldwater, Michigan and Hillsdale, Michigan, to help out those two communities.
Derek Schultz reported that in the AMI project, over 50% of the meters have been installed.
In board member comments, Sprow gave congrats on getting the safety awards and Long said hats off to the electric department.
Ford said she was happy about Noah (Landel) and said that when concerning public power week, there is a lot to be proud of.
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