2009

January
Grease Program: Paul Cockrell is scheduled on the upcoming agenda to discuss the study he performed on the proposed grease control program and offer his recommendations for the project. Read More...

February
Weed Abatement
: The weeds along the Muller Ln. fence line and the fields have been cut and burned. However, due to inclement weather and burn day restrictions, there are still a few areas left in need of attention. Read More...

March
Equipment Repair:
The grinder system on the influent flume failed and is in need of replacement. The original unit was installed in the early 90’s and has proven to be virtually trouble free with the exception of periodic replacement of the cutter blades, which needs to be performed at the factory. Read More...

April
Employee Compensation for Overtime:
As we currently staff the MGSD facilities Monday thru Friday, it is necessary that personnel come in on Saturday and Sunday for a minimum of 2 hours to monitor the plant. Read More...

May
Digester Expansion Project:
The digester project is progressing significantly with no outstanding issues at this time. The new digester is currently undergoing the required 30 day testing period with no apparent issues at this time. Read More...

June
Effluent Disposal: The effluent ponds should be at or near full capacity by the first week in July. We then expect to be discharging to either Park or Byington, dependent upon their needs. Read More...

July
Primary # 3:
An issue has arisen with the concrete on primary # 3 which could potentially compromise the integrity of the structure. I have obtained a price to coat the inside of the clarifier with a material that will prolong the life for another 20 – 25 years. Read More...

August
Security system:
At the July meeting representatives from Tesco were present to demonstrate a video security system. It appears that any discounts in the insurance premium would be minimal at best and have a long pay back time. Read More...

September
Televising Equipment: In light of the recently mandated requirement that MGSD now be required to locate sewer laterals, it may be beneficial to consider the purchase of televising equipment that would help facilitate the location process. Read More...

October
Garage Building: As of October 1, we are still awaiting word from Douglas County pertaining to the flood plain issues have been delaying the project. We have met with building officials on site and were told that the issues appear to be minor and should be resolved. However, at this time, we are still awaiting approval. Read More...

November
Bently Bio-Solids Permit:
Bently has received their long awaited bio-solids permit which will allow MGSD to transport its bio-solids to them. They are in the process of modifications to their facilities and should be ready to accept bio-solids after the first of January. Read More...

December
Grease Receiving/Co-Generation Project:
Paul Cockrell has finalized the plans for the project and it is expected
that the project will be ready for bid in mid-December. Read More...