Summary Of Board Meeting

TUESDAY, February 21, 2023
SUMMARY OF BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, February 21, 2023(Board of Public Utilities)
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -




TUESDAY, February 21, 2023

The Board of Public Utilities of the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming assembled this day at 3:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Conference Room of the Timothy E. Wilson Board of Public Utilities’ Administration/Engineering Building, 2416 Snyder Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Present via In-Person/Electronic Conference were:

Mary Guthrie, President

Keith Zabka, Member

Allan Cunningham, Member

John Edwards, Member

Brad Brooks, Director

Brad Bowen, Administration Manager

Matt Buelow, Water Reclamation Manager

Clint Bassett, Water Treatment Manager

Doug Calhoun, Operations & Maintenance Manager

Kathy Kellner, Human Resources Manager

Frank Strong, Eng. and Water Resources Manager

Elizabeth Lance, Board Attorney

Bryce Dorr, Capital Projects Supervisor

David Cole, Capital Projects Engineer II

Sarah Bargsten, Water Conservation Specialist

Erin Lamb, Administrative/Public Affairs

Vicki Dowdy, Compliance Supervisor

Nathaniel Kaufold, IPP Coordinator

Jacob Ward, IPP Specialist

Cody Crecelius, Plant O&M Supervisor

Casey Palma, PLP/Ironhorse

Matt Kaufman, Ironhorse

Deborah Herron, Walmart/Sam’s Club

Scott Turner, Walmart/Sam’s Club

Eilyn Hadley, Walmart/Sam’s Club

Brandon Noble, HDR

Dale Steenbergen, Chamber of Commerce

Amber Leyba, Chamber of Commerce

Loren Eldridge-Looker, TriHydro

Al Garcia, EPA Region 8

Jennifer Betz, Public Attendee

James Sbanotto, Public Attendee

The Board approved by consent agenda:

• The minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held January 17, 2023.

• The Director to sign the Agreement with Asay Consulting, P.C., to provide consulting services as a hearing officer.

• Agreement with McGee, Hearne & Paiz LLP to continue to provide financial and compliance auditing for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, and 2024, and the Director to sign the Professional Services Agreement. Subject to Attorney and Governing Body Approval.

• The final balancing change order to decrease the contract amount as presented and release of retainage to Aztec Construction Co. Inc. as presented for the 2021 Water Projects, subject to the successful completion of W.S. 16-6-116 advertisement period.

• Amending the chemical supplier agreement with Harcros for soda ash for an additional nine (9) months.

The Board approved the financial statements for month-end January 31, 2023, as presented. The Board approved the vouchers for payment.

The Board approved an agreement with Paymentus and authorize the Director to sign the corresponding agreement, contingent on BOPU Attorney approval.

The Board approved and awarded the North City Zone Tank Project to CB&I in the amount of $6,995,999.99. The Board also approve the WWDC and DWSRF resolutions included requesting additional funding required for the construction of the transmission main phase of this project.

The Board denied the outside user agreement for Ironhorse, LP as stated due to State Statue §41-10-104(c)(vii) and potential water quality concern.

The Board approved BOPU staff and Attorney to draft a notice regarding water availability for Cheyenne City Council consideration of an outside water user agreement with Ironhorse LP.

The Board approved restructuring the Water Reclamation Division Operations and Maintenance area by creating two lead positions.

The Board approved BOPU Staff and Attorney to develop and negotiate fines and penalties appropriate for Walmart/Sam’s Club violation of City Code per Industrial Pretreatment Program requirements.

The Board meeting adjourned into Executive Session at approximately 5:45 p.m. to discuss possible litigation matters under Wyoming State Statutes W.S. 16-4- 405(a)(iii)(Matters concerning litigation to which the governing body is a party or proposed litigation to which the governing body may be a party.)

The Board meeting Executive Session adjourned at approximately 6:00 p.m.

The Board approved BOPU Attorney to compose and issue letter of intent to a water and sewer user.

The Board meeting adjourned at approximately 6:00 p.m.