MUNICIPAL UTILITIES BUILDING … The Bryan BPA heard year-end reports from the electric and power production departments during the February 21, 2023 meeting. (PHOTOS BY ANNA WOZNIAK, STAFF)
By: Anna Wozniak
The February 21, 2023 meeting of the Bryan Board of Public Affairs meeting started at 5 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.
Item one on the agenda was approving the minutes of the February 7, 2023 board meeting.
A motion to approve was made by Jim Salsbury, seconded by Dick Long, and unanimously approved by the board.
The clerk/treasurer’s report for January was approved unanimously in a movement made by Annette Schreiner and seconded by Jim Salsbury.
The 2022 year-end review for the electric department started out with discussing power supply and power supply costs.
The Electric 501 and 515 Combined Funds account started out with a balance of $14,364,124 and ended with a balance of $15,124,396.
Financial plans for the future were shared and the Good Neighbors Utilities Fund’s donations were discussed.
Al Sullivan, Electric Superintendent, shared the many projects completed throughout the year 2022.
Some of their notable projects include the city terrace tree removals, the Christmas light installation and removal of courthouse square, tree trimming and distribution, Marquis Corridor-Asplundh, hanging city banners, replacing the vault at the Williams County Courthouse, RP3 Diamond, and the Octoberfest temporary installation.
Mayor Carrie Schlade thanked Sullivan and the rest of the electric department for their working with the police department to ensure all of their new cameras were properly installed.
Jim Coressel, the Power Production Superintendent, gave the year end 2022 report for power production.
The fiscal year does not align with the calendar year, so the savings amounts are off, but the report is as written otherwise.
Power production amounts and completed projects were included in the report. Future projects for 2023 included upgrading the power plant and improving security at the Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant.
A motion to pay the bills as presented was moved by Salsbury and seconded by Long before being unanimously approved.
Derek Schultz thanked the electric and power departments for their hard work this year. Mayor Schlade said the reports were good and something new is always learned.
Jim Coressel said that the public may have noticed the effects of a car accident that took out one of their JV4 power lines about 1300 feet North of County Road G.
The police department is now letting the electric department know when traffic lights are out to ensure that they can get fixed as quickly as possible.
After more thanks on the comprehensive 202 year-end reports, at 5:49 a motion to move into executive session was made and the board announced that no action was going to be taken following.
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