Marshall Board of Public Works accepts gas line relocation bid

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Marshall Board of Public Works met in regular session Thursday, May 28.

Underground Facilities Director Joe Trapp and General Manager Kyle Gibbs spoke to the board regarding the action item for a bid opening for natural gas line relocation on the CMA project.

Gibbs explained bids for the gas line were opened May 19. The lowest bid, $123,690 through Infrasource out of New Berlin, WI, was accepted by MMU; a contract was ratified.

"Two days ago, in the afternoon, Joe got an e-mail from their attorney with a lot of changes to our contract," Gibbs said. "...We've sent those changes back to our engineer. He reviewed them. Some things we can accept, a lot of things we cannot accept."

Gibbs read the action item to the board, which will enlist aid from the city of Marshall.

"The motion will be to request the city council to authorize the mayor to sign a contract with Infrasource...to relocate the MMU natural gas lines subject to final agreement of the terms and conditions of the contract," Gibbs read. "If an agreement cannot be arrived at, we would change the request to the second lowest bid to Utility Safety & Design Inc., of Unionville, Missouri for a not-to-exceed price of $137,500."

If an ordinance is reached with the city, a contract may be finished by next week.

The board accepted the motion as presented by Gibbs.

Marshall Municipal Utilities General Manager Kyle Gibbs recognized Environmental Services Director Ginny Ismay for her now 20 years of service at MMU.

Gibbs read from a letter signed by Board of Public Works President Jim Heinzler.

"Ginny, the Board of Public Works would like to congratulate you on completing 20 years of service (at) The Marshall Municipal Utilities. Although we do not say it enough, we do appreciate the energy, devotion and dedication to our employees, and it shows in the performance of your work."

Ismay received a 20 year pin and gift card. Prior to her employment with MMU, Ismay was employed with The Missouri Department of Natural Resources roughly fifteen years.

Also recognized for reaching his twentieth year in the electrical production department of the MMU power plant facility was Danny Lair.

The next scheduled board meeting is Thursday, June 11, at 8:30 a.m.

Contact Kayla Nilges at knilges@marshallnews.com

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