Grand Traverse County Board of Public Works - 5/13/2021

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Board of Public Works Regular meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:00 AM

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Agenda

2021 Officers:

Chair:Jeff Shaw

Vice-Chair:Doug White

Secretary:Rob Lajko




PUBLIC COMMENT- Refer to Rules and Public Comment/Input



1. Jacobs's Monthly Operating Report1
a. Condition Assessment Report - Water/Sewer Systems11
2. Engineer of Record
3. Shop Manager24
4. Director/Finance26
5. City Utilities: Water Reliability Study38
a. RWTTP Headworks & Primary Treatment Options Study91
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.

MEETING MINUTES: April 15, 2021108

ITEMS Approved by Staff

7. DPW Budget Status & Budget Amendments120

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

8. Jacob's - Monthly Operations Invoice #438951-16-04 ($31,061.06)152

ITEMS TO BE PAID After Approval by Board

9. Traverse City Sewer Invoice #100034 ($214,605.70)153
10. Traverse City Water Invoice #100035 Garfield ($45,767.00)167
11. Traverse City Water Invoice #100036 Peninsula ($3,379.30)170
12. Traverse City Water Invoice #100037 Elmwood ($945.06)173
13. GFA Monthly Invoices ($655.00)176
14. Utility Financial Solutions (UFS) Water Invoice #31138UFS ($2,832.50)180
15. Utility Financial Solutions (UFS) Wastewater Invoice #31673UFS ($2,777.50)181
16. Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. ($101.50)182

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



17. Memo Re: SCADA System Security183
18. Mem Re: Staff Position Reclassification184
19. Cedar Run Tank Lightening Protection185

PUBLIC COMMENT - Refer to Rules and Public Comment/Input

NOTICES: As listed

20. The next regular BPW Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room in the Public Services Building at 2650 LaFranier Road.
21. The next regular meeting of the Board of Public Works will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in the Meeting room at GARFIELD TOWNSHIP HALL, 3848 Veterans Drive.



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22. All cell phones shall be switched to silent mode or turned off.
23. 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.
24. 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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