Public Works Report Feb. 5

By KBBE News
February 05, 2018

Here’s the Public Works Report from the McPherson City Commission meeting on Feb. 5, 2018:

Engineering: Replacement of Public Works Director's Computer (Reach Solutions)

Motion to approve the purchase of an HP Business DesktopPro 600 G3 Computer, cables and monitors from Reach Solutions Inc. for an amount not to exceed id="mce_marker",267.00.

The Public Works Director's Computer is scheduled to be replaced this year.  It has been locking up and malfunctioning.   We have received 3 quotes and would like to purchase an HP Business DesktopPro 600 G3 Computer, monitors and cable for a total cost of id="mce_marker",267.00. This is a budgeted item.  

Street Department/WWTP:iWorQ's Subscription

Motion to approve the renewal of the iWorQ's Public Works package for a cost not to exceed $5,480.00.

It is time to renew our iWorQ's subscription.  The Public Works module with iWorQ's tracks fleet management, work orders, sign inventory, and sewer management.  We received an invoice for the 2018 subscription in the amount of $5,480.

Street Department: Resignation of Cody Miller

Motion to accept the resignation of Cody Miller, Equipment Operator II, at the Street Department effective February 16, 2018, and permission to start the hiring process for an Operator in Training.

We received a resignation from Cody Miller, Equipment Operator II at the Street Department, his last day will be February 16, 2018.  

WWTP: Quarterly Bio-solid Analysis (Pace Analytical)

Motion to approve payment to Pace Analytical for an amount not to exceed $5,310.00 for bio-solid analysis to be conducted for up to 5 separate tests.

Treatment of the City's sewage results in the production of bio-solids.  In accordance with Federal law, these bio-solids have to be analyzed quarterly to ensure safe application to the City's farm ground.  These tests are conducted by Pace Analytical for a cost of id="mce_marker",062.00/ test.  We conduct 4 tests/year.  However, we were billed in 2018 for one test actually performed in 2017.  I am asking for approval of four tests that will be performed in 2018 plus the test performed in 2017 but billed in 2018.

Ordinance No. 3264: Grease Management Program

Motion to approve Ordinance No. 3264, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MCPHERSON, KANSAS, CREATING DIVISION 6 OF ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 86 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF MCPHERSON, KANSAS, RELATING TO GREASE MANAGEMENT; REQUIRING MINIMUM EQUIPMENT TO CONTROL GREASE DISCHARGE; MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING REQUIREMENTS OF FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES FOR CONTROLLING THE DISCHARGE OF GREASE; AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF RATES, FEES AND CHARGES FOR GREASE MANAGEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign and implement the associated fees beginning March 1, 2018.

We have been working on a grease management program ordinance for some time.  The objective of this ordinance is to bring awareness to best management practices and sets requirements for grease operating permits.  

We have had a total of four public meetings and have sent letters to food services providers.  We received a great deal of public input and have made adjustments to the proposed ordinance.  I feel we now have a process that will address the issue of reducing the amount of grease deposited into the public wastewater systems but still not be overly burdensome to the general public.  

If approved today, we would implement the fees beginning March 1, 2018.

KDHE: Access Agreement (GSI Engineering)

Motion to approve the Access to Property Agreement with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and authorize the Mayor to sign.

On March 13, 2017, the Commission authorized KDHE to install monitoring wells on City ROW along Woodside Street near Cedar and Hickory.  I received a request from Daniel O'Crowely, Environmental Specialist with KDHE, to install 4 more monitoring wells along Hickory and Mulberry Streets between Woodside and 1st Street.  The monitoring wells will be installed by GSI Engineering on behalf of KDHE.


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