The Pryor Times

October 9, 2012

Pryor MUB welcomes new AGM at September meeting

The Times

— The Pryor Creek Municipal Utility Board met on Sept. 17. Chairman Jack Ledbetter presided. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. Claims #244 to 327 were approved. The board welcomed new MUB Assistant General Manager Mike Doublehead.

Bob Slyter of Brown and Brown Insurance presented the board with the 2012-2013 automobile and general liability insurance renewal premium quotation through the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group in the amount of $39,398.13 for discussion. MUB general manager Gary Pruett questioned the premium quotation and two invoices he received for the Policy Term starting on Sept. 18 and going to Sept. 18, 2013. Slyter was unable to explain the discrepancies but would research their concerns.  Slyter reported that the policy is bound by Brown and Brown Insurance and MUB and no breach of coverage until payment is approved at the next meeting. The board approved renewal of the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group Automobile and General Liability Policy through Brown and Brown Insurance effective Sept. 18, 2012 to Sept. 18, 2013 for an amount not to exceed $39,551.61.

Steve Powell with Mehlburger Brawley Engineering reported on the waste water treatment plant and pending projects. Powell reported on meeting with Ray Murray on transferring MUB data from Settle Engineering to Mehlburger Brawley Engineering.

Gary Pruett discussed the substation #2 foundation bid and agreed with the recommendation from Finley Engineering to accept the low bid from Cantera Concrete Company Incorporated at a total cost of $73,840.00.

The board approved a bid by Cantera Concrete Company, Inc. who had the lowest bid.

Pruett mentioned a new logo for MUB. Pruett spoke on behalf of Doublehead, the new assistant, as having a strong human resources background. Pruett reported that he and Doublehead will share a vehicle until an additional administrative vehicle for MUB can be purchased.

Pruett announced that he is advertising for a Journeyman Lineman Position for the electric department and not filling the Foreman’s position at this time.

Teri Hill reported a shortage of administrative staff due to medical leave and that she is going to need a temporary administrative clerk.

Pruett announced there was no report for the different departments and that he received and approved a waste water treatment discharge permit that expires on Sept. 30, 2017.