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April 5, 2012

MUB learns about identity theft prevention

The Pryor Creek Municipal Utility Board met March 19. Members present were Mark Roberts, Henry Neftzger, and Dr. Robert Linsdey. Members Jack Ledbetter and James M.  Thompson were absent. Vice-Chair Roberts presided.  

The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. Claims #892 to #947 were approved totaling $491,871.50 for payment.

The board recognized Bob Davis with MBI Engineering who reported two contractors attended the Water/Wastewater Controls Rehabilitation Project No: PMUB-12-02 SCADA System Improvements Project mandatory pre-bid conference and tour on March 16. The bid opening was scheduled in the MUB room on March 20 at 10 a.m. The Bar Screen Muffin Monster Bid was advertised March 22. Bob Davis contacted Tulsa Divers regarding the Pryor Tiger  Water Tower inspection. The verbal quote to inspect the tower is $750. A written quote will be available soon.

The Public Power Workshop in Norman is be held April 22-24. The board voted to allow two members to attend the workshop at a cost of $315 per person, this amount includes registration, meals and lodging. Members attending are Gary Pruett and Teri Hill.

The steel bid upgrade for sub-station two has been advertised. The bid opening is Wednesday at Finley Engineering.

The board recognized Teri Hill who presented a written annual review of the Identity Theft Prevention Program implemented by MUB on Jan. 20, 2009 in compliance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003. As of Dec. 31, 2010 a “red flag rule” came into effect with Congressional clarification after a three-year controversy over the definition of “creditor” and the ITP program has been beneficial to the MUB utility clerks when dealing with delinquent and bad- debt customers.

A written department foreman’s report was presented by Gary Pruett on issues found in the Original Town with the sewer inspector van.

Pruett discussed bid 854 (natural gas material) and recommended the board approve the Best Low Combination that meets specs. The board approved the bid in the amount of $29,264.89.

Pruett discussed change order one for the warehouse and treatment plant improvements project and recommended the board approve the change order he requested. The board approved order one from Builder’s Unlimited, Inc. for $1,357, an increase of $1,700 to re-sheet the west side “lean-to” and a decrease of $343 for the insulation  width change.

Summaries of utility services from March 20 to April 2 were made.  Gas project 12-1 replaced welded risers with anodeless risers as well as installing excess flow valves where each rise is exchanged. This project is on-going.

Project 12-3 is lowering of gas service lines through casings for the widening of South Elliott Street. Crews are now installing one- and two-inch plastic pipe in conduit. The gas crew is tying lines back into the customer lines along the route.

Water Project 11-4 is replacing 10-inch cast iron with 12-inch plastic pipe on Park Street. The crew is tying in a six-inch plastic line on South Vann and South East Third streets.  There are many more tie-ins due. There is a two-inch tap made for Thomas Restaurant.

Project 12-3 lowering water service for the widening of Sout Elliot Street. Crews are installing two-inch yellow mine pipe in casing pipe that Cross Bo Construction was installed under 530 Road. The water crew still has four holes to install water pipe under South Elliot Street.

The crew has made new water taps at 10 Tall Grass Lane, 6 Brushy Creek Road  and 1408 Kingfisher Circle.

The sewer crew has been doing maintenance on lift stations. A pump was sent to Yeoman Pump Co. in January. No new information about that pump has been made.

The electric crew’s project 12-2 reconductor upgrade on NW feeder out of Substation One. The crew started changing arms on insulators for the reconductoring of the NW feeder. The crew is changing poles that need to be replaced.  Both substations have been tested as a part of the yearly test. This included dolby and ratio testing. The test results were good. While testing substation two the crew found a problem with substation one’s wiring but that problem is now resolved.

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