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Regular Meeting – January 19, 2022

A. C. Ward Municipal Water Treatment Plant
1505 Railroad Avenue – Conference Room
4:00 pm

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1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Approval of Agenda
a. Motion – Approving Agenda

2. Citizen Forum
a. Citizen Forum (During this time, any citizen may discuss with The Board of Trustees, any matter not on the agenda for today’s meeting.)
b. Future Water Supply Options for West Des Moines Water Works

3. Board of Trustees
a. Motion – Electing a Chairperson
b. Motion – Electing a Vice Chairperson
c. Motion – Approving Appointments to Standing Committees

4. Financial Report

5. Consent Agenda
a. Motion – Approving Minutes of the Special Meeting of December 14, 2021
b. Motion – Approving Minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 15, 2021


6. Recommendations from Committees
a. Personnel and Compensation
1. Motion – Ratifying the Job Description for Maintenance Worker
2. Motion – Ratifying the Job Description for Utility Locator
3. Motion – Ratifying the Job Description for Administrative Assistant - Plant
4. Motion – Ratifying the Job Description for Administrative Assistant – Office
5. Motion – Ratifying the Hiring of Lindsey Harding for Administrative Assistant – Office
6. Resolution --Providing for Action on an Extension of Contract between West Des Moines Water Works and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local Union 3861 for Calendar Year 2023 and 2024.
b. Finance and Audit
1. Resolution – Fixing a Date for Consideration of a Budget Amendment for Calendar Year 2022 and Fixing a Date for a Public Hearing Thereon (Public Hearing to be held at 4:00 PM, February 16, 2022 at 1505 Railroad Avenue, in West Des Moines, Iowa)

7. Recommendations from Staff
a. Motion – Approving Northway Well and Pump Co. as Well Service Provider for Calendar Year 2022
b. Motion – Approving a Proposal from Occupational Safety Consultants for Lock-Out Tag-Out Services at Various Water Works Facilities
c. Motion – Approving a Professional Services Proposal from HR Green for Shallow Well Siting Services

8. Construction Project Actions
a. Adams Street Elevated Water Storage Tank (Water Works Project No.00800-170-21021)
1. Public Hearing – Plans, Specifications, Addenda, Form of Contract & Estimate of Costs
2. Resolution – Adopting Plans, Specifications, Addenda, Form of Contract & Estimate of Costs
3. Resolution – Making Award of Contract

9. Motions to Pay Bills $710,488.82
a. Non-Construction Bills $485,530.25

b. Construction Bills $224,958.57
HR Green, Inc
Ashworth Road Water Main 8th to 35th $ 15,215.86
Ashworth Road Water Main 8th to 35th $ 22,177.79

Ontrack Construction, LLC
Adams Street Main Project -Veterans Pkwy to SE Orilla

Pay Request #1 $ 165,737.00

Veenstra & Kimm Inc
Adams Street Water Tower $ 21,827.92

10. Motions to Receive, File and/or Refer
a. Project Progress Report January 12, 2022
b. Water Quality Report December 2021
c. Check Register December 2021
d. Change Order Report January 12, 2022

11. Information Report
a. Board of Trustees Standing Committees
1. Customer and Community Relations – Mary Thomsen, Chair; Erin Sheriff
2. Finance and Audit – Gretchen Tegeler, Chair, Jody Smith
3. Operations – Erin Sheriff, Chair; Mary Thomsen
4. Personnel and Compensation – Scott Brennan, Chair; Gretchen Tegeler
5. Planning/Regionalization – Jody Smith, Chair; Scott Brennan
b. General Manager – Christina Murphy
c. Finance Manager and Treasurer – Pat Mullenbach
d. Water Production Manager – Mitch Pinkerton
e. Water Distribution Manager – Mark Hanasz
f. Engineering Project Manager – William Mabuce
g. Business Relations Manager – Josh Heggen
h. AFL-CIO Local 3861 Chapter President – Vincent White
i. City of West Des Moines Liaison

12. Adjourn

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