The BPA began the April 19, 2022 meeting by approving the minutes of the April 5 meeting and the clerk treasurer’s report.
Also approved was Resolution 20-2022 Authorizing the Director of Utilities to enter into a contract with All Service Contracting Corporation for the South High Pressure Filter Rehabilitation project. It was reported that the bid was for $128,041 and was 3% below the engineer’s estimate. Start date is set for October first.
Resolution 21 “authorizing the transfer and re-appropriation of electric funds” was clarified by Jim Coressel and the Board voted to approve as well as approval to pay the bills.
AMP announced Richard H. Gorsuch scholarships with two in Williams County being Riley Rockey of Montpelier and Lillian Schlade of Bryan, based on scholastic records and personal achievements, as well as their writing of a paper. Bryan Mayor Carrie Schlade thanked them for the recognition of their daughter.
She then shared with the Board that a few years ago a man named Scott Phillips donated a tree in memory of Brandon Kreischer.
That tree was scheduled to be planted on April 20, 2022 with a video recording being done for the children of Bryan Schools to see.
The back ground story, Mayor Schlade said, is that “in 1971, Apollo 14 took up tree seeds to the moon. They planted the Sycamore at the Kennedy Space Center and the tree that will be planted in Bryan is a clipping of that first-generation tree, making this a second-generation tree.
This is obviously a very special tree with a legacy and it is my understanding that they will dedicate and name that tree after Brandon and Grace’s son Callum, who is now two.”
(Brandon, who graduated in 2018 from Bryan High School, was killed in action on July 29, 2019 during combat in Afghanistan.). She invited all board members to make it to the planting if they could attend.
Congratulations were given to the scholarship recipients.
Tom Sprow spoke about the “cable tv situation” and said that most people are very sympathetic and understanding. Karen Ford added that she had an experience helping a couple concerning the tv situation as well.
She tried to help them get adjusted and said they were also understanding. Dick Long said he has been approached by a number of residents as well and encouraged everyone that “we will all get used to it.”
With no further business, the meeting adjourned.