Grand Traverse County Board of Public Works - 11/14/2019

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Board of Public Works Regular meeting
Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:00 AM

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Agenda




PUBLIC COMMENT- Refer to Rules and Public Comment/Input



Unless there are any objections, the meeting minutes of October 10, 2019 are approved1


1. STF Audit & Annual Report (Dean Bott)15
2. Jacobs's Monthly Operating Report18
3. Engineer of Record
4. Shop Manager31
5. Director32
a. Finance Committee
6. Board Members


The purpose of the Consent Calendar is to expedite business by grouping non-controversial items together to be dealt with by one Board motion without discussion. Any member of the Board, staff or the public may ask that any item on the Consent Calendar be removed and placed elsewhere on the agenda for full discussion. Such requests will be automatically respected. If any item is not removed from the consent calendar, the following items are approved by a single Board action adopting the consent calendar with a MAJORITY ROLL CALL VOTE.

ITEMS Approved by Staff

7. DPW Budget Status & Budget Amendments 56

(Claims and claims reports are available for review at any time upon request.)

8. Jacobs's - Monthly Operations Invoice (Invoice#438951-14-10 $17,924.95)88

ITEMS TO BE PAID After Approval by Board

9. Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. ($0.00)89
10. Gourdie-Fraser Invoices for June 16 to July 20 ($4,608.99)90

Gourdie-Fraser Invoices for September 1 to October 5 ($5,011.42)96

11. City of Traverse City Aug 2019 WWTP Invoice #97164 ($103,402.58)101
12. City of Traverse City Sept WWTP Invoice #97220 ($105,283.06)112
13. City of Traverse City Water Invoices:

Water Invoice #97268-Elmwood Greilickville Township July.-Sept ($6,661.67)124

Water Invoice #97266-Garfield Township-July.-Sept ($343,242.91)126

Water Invoice #97267 Peninsula Township July.-Sept ($40,904.82)128

14. Gosling Czubak Invoice for Design Engineering - Acme Pump Station #1 Generator ($700.00)130

ACTION REQUESTED-A Motion to approve the Consent Calendar with a Roll Call Vote



15. Elections/Appointments
a. Election of BPW Secretary
b. Member Appointment to Finance Committee (Doug White)
16. Proposed 2020 Meeting Calendar131
17. WWTP July 2018-June 2019 Reconciliation-Refund due $9,134.63132

PUBLIC COMMENT - Refer to Rules and Public Comment/Input

NOTICES: As listed

18. The next regular BPW Finance Committee Meeting will be held on December 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room in the Public Services Building at 2650 LaFranier Rd.
19. The next regular meeting of the Board of Public Works will be held on December 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Meeting room at GARFIELD TOWNSHIP HALL, 3848 Veterans Drive.



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20. All cell phones shall be switched to silent mode or turned off.
21. Any person may make a video, audio or other record of this meeting. Standing equipment, cords, or portable microphones must be located so as not to block audience view.
22. Any

person shall be permitted to address a meeting of the Board of Public Works which is required to be open to the public under the provision of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, as amended. (MCLA 15.261, et.seq.) Public Comment shall be carried out in accordance with the following Board Rules and Procedures:

a. Any person wishing to address the Board shall state his or her name and address.
b. No person shall be allowed to speak more than once on the same matter, excluding time needed to answer Board Member's questions. The Chairperson shall control the amount of time each person shall be allowed to speak, which shall not exceed (3) minutes.
c. Chairperson may, at his or her discretion, extend the amount of time any person is allowed to speak.

ii.Whenever a group wishes to address the Board, the Chairperson may require that the group designate a spokesperson; the Chairperson shall control the amount of time the spokesperson shall be allowed to speak, which shall not exceed fifteen (15 minutes).


Grand Traverse County will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services; such as, signers for the hearing impaired or audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon (48)forty-eight hours-notice to Grand Traverse County. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Grand Traverse County Department of Public Works at (231) 995-6039.

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