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1623rd -- 9/12/19 -- JournalEdited 10/4/19 Pg. 1 JOURNAL OF THE (1623rd) MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT September 12, 2019 The Trustees of the District met in Room 109 at 2350 Market on the above date. Present at the meeting were: Board of Trustees Staff Members M.E. Yates, Chair B.L. Hoelscher, Executive Director A.K. Mandel, Vice Chair T.R. Snoke, Secretary-Treasurer J. Singer S.M. Myers, General Counsel J.P. Faul(left early) M. M. Gee, Director of Finance A. Fehr R. Unverferth, Director of Engineering F. Dunlap Also present were: Trustee Fehr was sworn in at 3:30p.m. Trustee Yates called the Closed Session to order at 4:00p.m. Roll call was made to go into closed session. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap and seconded by Trustee Mandel. All were present. Trustee Yates then called the open session to order at 5:07p.m. Roll call was made and all were present. Trustee Faul exited early. Motion was made by Trustee Singer and Seconded by Trustee Mandel to go into open session. The Executive Director, Brian Hoelscher, formally introduced the new County Trustee, Amy Fehr, to the Board, staff and public. Trustee Yates then asked for the approval of the August 8, 2019 (1622nd) Journal of proceeding minutes. The Journal was approved by Trustee Dunlap and seconded by Trustee Mandel. Comments by Board Chair: NONE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Report of Board Committees: STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS Trustee Mandel reported that the Stakeholder Relations Committee met at District Headquarters on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at approximately 7:30 a.m. In addition to public attendance, those present at the meeting included Chairperson Mandel, Trustees Dunlap, Faul, Singer and Yates, as well as District Directors and staff. Tamara Clinton MSD Rhoda Hall Trekk Shonnah Paredes MSD Ed Laux RJN Group Jon Sprague MSD Jeff Kaestner Trekk Tracey Coleman MSD Steve Lewis AGC Marie Collins MSD Chris Davis Site Sean Hadley MSD Susie McFarlind White Coleman and Assoc Mellissa Carver Jacobs Bob Jyyuska GHD Rebecca Losli MSD Jason Terry Gilmore&Bell Yulanda Brady` MSD Michael Murphy SEIU 1 Larry Woods MSD Lisa Douglas Kowelman Todd Loretto MSD Tom Sullivan Lawrence Nwachukwa Basilico Brandon Neuschafer BCLP/MIEC Jason Terry Gilmore&Bell E. Laura O’Fallon Community Devlp Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 2 Chairperson Mandel called roll, had no further comments and by motion of all Trustees present, approved the July 30, 2019 Stakeholder Committee Meeting Minutes. The first agenda item was a discussion by Susan Myers regarding an Ordinance for the District's Conflict of Interest Policy. The Missouri Ethics Commission requires political subdivisions with an operating budget greater than one million dollars per year to re-adopt an Ordinance (bi-annually) at an open meeting by September 15th. Introduction and Adoption of this Ordinance containing the existing polic y prohibiting conflicts of interest for MSD trustees, officers, and employees is Ordinance No. 15282 on tonight's Agenda. The next agenda item was a discussion by Tracey Coleman regarding Resolutions for contract renewals for the District's Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Group Dental Benefits, and Long-Term Disability Plans, along with an Ordinance for Group Long-Term Disability Coverage Benefits. These are Resolution Nos. 3536, 3537, 3538 and Ordinance No. 15283 on tonight's Agenda. The next agenda item was a discussion and presentation by Bret Berthold and Rich Unverferth regarding recent rain and storm events. Bret provided the Trustees with a PowerPoint demonstrating the Rain, Flood and Flash Flooding Events that have occurred from May through August 2019, which are 20, 100 & 500 Year Rain Events. He detailed MSD's service areas and how they were affected by these events, a summation of the calls received for each event, and MSD's response and action to these calls. Rich and Bret both explained that there is on-going follow-up, investigation and repairs to the areas most severely affected. They also provided a comparison of Rain Event Service Calls of 2018 to 2019 and MSD's effective response to all events. There is no Board Action required at this time. The last agenda item was a discussion by Rich Unverferth providing the Trustees with information regarding, and an invitation to attend, the upcoming 5 Cities Plus Conference being held at the Hyatt Hotel at The Arch September 2nd through 5th. There is no Board Action required at this time. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 a.m. by Chairman Mandel. The next meeting date is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2019 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ PROGRAM MANAGMENT Trustee Dunlap reported that the Program Management Committee met on August 27, 2019 at 8:23 a.m. The meeting was attended by Trustees Faul, Yates, Mandel, Singer, and Dunlap. The minutes of the July 30, 2019 meeting were approved. The agenda items to be introduced tonight were presented and discussed, including a detailed discussion regarding the following items: Ordinance No. 15269 – Creve Coeur Creek Public I/I Reduction South – Staff provided details on this project and requested the Introduction and Adoption of this Ordinance to complete the work on the Bellerive Country Club property in coordination with on-going work at the club, and obtain savings on property restoration. Staff answered a question from Trustee Faul on the non-responsive bid from Insituform Technologies. Staff agreed to provide the Board a copy of the Initial MBE evaluation. Ordinance No. 15270 – Deer Creek Sanitary Tunnel – Staff provided the details of this project and requested the third planned appropriation of $38 million for this construction project. Staff provided photos of the existing work on the project, and briefed the committee on various on-going activities and planned work for the coming 12 months. Staff answered questions from Trustee Singer on the existing Budget and Appropriations for the project and any changes from the original bid. Staff agreed to send a summary of current project budget. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 3 Ordinance No. 15273 – Maline Creek CSO Tunnel – Staff provided the details of this project and requested the fifth and final planned appropriation of $8.2 million for this construction project. Staff provided photos of the existing work on the project, and briefed the committee on various on-going activities and planned work for the coming 12 months. The project is expected to be substantially complete by August 2020. Ordinance No. 15276 – Critical Infrastructure Assessment – Staff requested a supplemental appropriation to an existing Field Services Contract with RJN Group to allow for completion of field investigations and field support services related to the recent flood event and extreme rains. The next Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 a.m. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ FINANCE Trustee Dunlap reported that the Finance Committee met on August 27, 2019 with Trustees Dunlap, Yates, Singer and Mandel in attendance. The minutes from the July 30, 2019 meeting were approved. The first item on the agenda was a discussion by AON Hewitt of the second quarter performance of the Pension Plan. Plan assets returned 2.6% in the second quarter and 10.3% year to date, which was below the policy benchmarks of 3.0% and 11.1%. The primary driver of the underperformance was a poor quarter for the UBS Trumbell Property Fund. AON representatives also discussed the asset allocation and second quarter performance of the Defined Contribution and Deferred Compensation Plans. The Committee asked if the District should consider withdrawing assets from the UBS Trumbull Property Fund. AON is not recommending that at this time but will do additional research to discuss this matter at a future meeting. AON also presented an equity insurance risk premium (EIRP) strategy and suggested a 10% allocation to the strategy with the funds to be sourced pro-rata from existing US equity managers. The Committee asked for more information from Staff and AON and no action was taken. Staff then reviewed the Plan’s funded status with the Committee and presented alternative options for paying down the unfunded liability. The Committee asked for additional analysis to be presented at next month’s meeting. The next item on the agenda was a discussion by PFM regarding the sale options and refunding opportunities for District bonds. Staff requested approval of an ordinance authorizing District officials to execute necessary documents to designate the underwriting team for the Wastewater System Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019B and 2019C. This will be Ordinance #15284 on tonight’s agenda. Next on the agenda was a report by staff on the District's Operating Fund Portfolio as of August 26, 2019. Staff stated that the portfolio is in compliance with the District’s Investment Policy. The next item discussed on the agenda pertained to a staff request to exercise the second one-year renewal term with AON Hewitt Investment Consulting. AON will monitor the District’s pension investments and provide investment advisory services for the District’s Defined Benefit, Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution Plans. This is Resolution #3539 on tonight’s agenda. Next on the agenda was a staff request to exercise the third one-year renewal term with US Bank to provide deposit and safekeeping services to the District. This is Resolution #3540 on tonight’s agenda. The last item on the agenda pertained to the quarterly June 2019 Adjustment Review Committee report which was accepted into the record as required by ordinance. The meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next tentatively scheduled meeting is Tuesday, October 1, 2019. This concludes the Finance Committee Report. Comments by the Executive Director: Thank you Mr. Chair, I have four items to discuss this evening. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 4 First I would like to present the Chairman of our Rate Commission, Mr. Leonard Toenjes. He would like to speak to the Board regarding the Rate Commission’s recently completed review of staff’s Wastewater Rate proposal for Fiscal Years 2021 thru 2024. (Len). Staff will be scheduling time during the next set of Committee meetings for the Board of Trustees to discuss the findings of this report. Len Toenjes, addressed the Board to provide an update on the Rate Commission. Len expressed thanks to the Board and mentioned the delivery of the completed Rate Commission report on August 16, 2019. Len expressed thanks to the MSD staff for all of their assistance and research. Mr. Toenjes also thanked the current Rate Commissioners, the Public Relations committee, the PR Consultant and expressed that the Commission had more participation overall and that the social media participation and live-streamed meetings were also well received online and in person. Mr. Toenjes, referred to the intervener who brought out good points and in essence the cover letter reviews the issues that were discussed; • The amount of the bonding approved and whether to go for more bonding, • Changing the I/I Allocation since it’s based on a decade old study and whether to perform another study, • The projects in the plan that should or should not be included in the consent decree work. At the end of the day, the proposal met the five criteria set forth in the operating process the Rate Commission adheres to. Mr. Toenjes mentioned that there are issues for future reference, such as the legal aspects and what the criteria are that the Rate Commission takes into consideration. Mr. Toenjes noted that In many instances, the Rate Commission is not in a position to decide the legality of things due to their composition and asked the Board to take his comments under consideration as they move forward. The Board thanked Mr. Toenjes for his service and time. Second, Resolution Number 3541, Item No. 42, on tonight’s agenda for consideration by the Board of Trustees, is a proposal to award the Classified employees in the District an additional Floating Holiday to be used by the end of this calendar year. This recognition is being proposed due to the excellent performance of the MSD employees in reacting to the extreme weather events so far in 2019. The most significant event related to the performance of flood duty from March 16th thru July 20th. During this time, the involved MSD field staff performed approximately 35,000 hours in overtime to protect the District’s customers. The average employee worked 80 hours of overtime during this period. In addition, MSD employees continue to address the repairs to our system caused by the recent flooding, as well as, reacting to the recent historic rainfall events that have impacted the customers in our service area. I know I can speak for MSD senior management in saying how proud we are of the work performed by MSD staff so far this year. Third, I want to mention the flash flooding events that have occurred in the St. Louis area, especially during this past spring and summer. These have been extremely severe events. If you watch press coverage, you will note that this type of issue is affecting not only MSD’s boundaries, but many other locations in the Midwest, as well as nationwide. In many cases, these are events that exceed the type of issues MSD proposed to address in our recent offer of additional stormwater services to the public this past April. In fact, many of the events are well beyond the capacity of any manmade or natural stormwater conveyance facilities that can be considered without also considering the location and density and disruption of our current built environment. With the failure of Proposition S this past spring, MSD plans on starting a large information and listening process to help the public understand the stormwater issues the area is facing and ask the public to help us determine acceptable solutions and funding mechanisms to address these stormwater issues. Finally, I ask Shonnah Paredes, our Manager of Diversity, to give the Annual Diversity Report. Shonnah addressed the Board and thanked the Executive Director. Shonnah explained that the report would cover the updates on the FY19 Capital Improvement Replacement Programs, The Small Contractor Infrastructure Repairs Program and the Community Benefits Agreement. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 5 Shonnah reviewed in detail the success of the Diversity presentation. • CIRP reported that the year completed with 101 project awards worth 121 million, 93 were sewer projects, 8 were State of MO. Funded projects which had State of Mo utilization goals tied to them, and 4 sewer projects fell under 50,000 threshold to have goals, but 2 of the 4 projects were awarded to MBE contractors. • In terms of commitments for awards, 20% of the 24.3 Million awarded went to MBE/WBE companies in the form of subcontracting opportunities. The actual funds going out the door and payments made to M/WBE that was in the form of 29% or 50 million dollars that went into the pockets of W/MBE companies. • The workforce for those active construction projects, last year there were 185 active construction projects. MSD workforce program has overall goal to meet 30% minority participation and 7% women participation. • The Goals for State Funded projects the goals for workforce are 14.7 minority and 6.9% women participation. The contractor’s clocked about 2 million working hours with overall program of 29.74% Minority Hours and 7.9% worked by women. This is the first time MSD has met their WBE goals. The reason we have seen significant gain is due to the apprentice hours worked on MSD projects. • 36.83% of all work hours were worked by MWBE workers. 71% of apprentice hours were worked by MWBE. Over the last 3 years we’ve gone from 4.1% WBE to meeting our overall goal of 7%. • The Design side of the capital program awarded 11 contracts totaling 6.7million and nearly 50% of those contract awards went to MWBE companies without any goals in place. Out of the total amount of 38.9 Million in payments made, 40% went to MWBE. • The Small Contactor program has consistency seen participation of 35% over the last couple of years. There was 34.6% of 1.6 Million awarded to MWBE who served in a prime contractor role in this program. • The CBA signatories signed the agreement in 2013 and meet regularly to accomplish the goals set to address community initiatives that assist with creating opportunities for MSD to help build a better community. The Contractor loan program is one of the programs under the CBA agreement designed to assist MWBE to obtain additional capital. MSD has made an investment in this program. There are a lot of successes that have come out of this program. • MSD is also involved in the Slate/Bud program. MSD has goals to enroll and train 45 participants and 40 high school students to the sewer related occupations. The Education and internships program has been ongoing for the past 4 years with interns working within the various departments. There were five interns this past summer and they were successful. Another area of focus is the SIUE Treatment Plan Operations training. The last 3 years MSD has offered scholarships for the program. MSD has hired two of those scholarship recipients at MSD. The past year, MSD offered 2 Full ride scholarships. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 6 The Executive Director asked Shonnah to remain at the Podium after her presentation. The Executive Director shared that one sign of how much a person means to a community is when they receive awards from outside their industry that recognizes their contributions overall. I would like to inform the Board of Trustees that tomorrow night Shonnah will be receiving the Award to Service People from the American Society of Civil Engineers. This award is to bring recognition to individuals who have performed outstanding service to people in their communities. Congratulations Shonnah. Thank you, Mr. Chair. That concludes my Executive Director report. Comments from the Public: Elaine Laura – 4436 Enright Ave – Ms. Elaine Laura addressed the board regarding unmetered homes and the higher costs that she has incurred. Ms. Laura shared that she is in opposition to the rate proposal for wastewater. Ms. Laura mentioned that she felt as if the sewer fees imposed were not fair for those with or without meters on their homes. Ms. Laura stated the rates create a burden on all classes of ratepayers. Ms. Elaine also shared that the meters used to calculate the water usage in a home, is not accurate. She shared that her water bill has gone up very little, but her sewer bill, which is supposed to be calculated based on water usage has increased tremendously, although she uses less water. Ms. Elaine also expressed concern regarding the flooding issues occurring in St. Louis. Ms. Elaine closed by asking that the Board and Rate Commission review the rates for unmetered homes. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 7 Brandon Neuschafer – MIEC – Mr. Neuschafer expressed appreciation and thanks to Len Toenges for allowing MIEC to intervene in the Rate Commission proceedings this summer and for keeping the process moving smoothly. Mr. Neuschafer expressed that he only had one point to make and that was about the 5 factors. Mr. Neuschafer shared that these 5 factors were not met until after they had been modified by the Rate Commission. Mr. Neuschafer then shared that only with the changes that were made by the Rate Commission, did the proposal offer a fair and reasonable burden on all classes of rate payers. MIEC is supportive of the changes proposed by the rate commission, as well as, the 2nd and 3rd minority reports contained in the submittal to the board of trustees. Mr. Neuschafer also mentioned that MIEC was supportive to the Rate Commissions recommendation that MSD commission a new I/I allocation study, and requested that MSD take a closer look at the projects that are included to be performed, in the next four years, to determine if they may be pushed off to a later period to help smooth over the increases. Submission of Public Hearing Reports: None Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 8 CONSENT AGENDA: The Secretary-Treasurer asked if there were any other board members who would like to pull any other items for a separate vote within the Consent Agenda. Hearing none, there was a motion for adoption. Due to Ms. Fehr becoming a new appointed Trustee, Trustee Fehr stated she would like a running abstention for all votes on the September 12, 2019 Board Agenda. The Secretary-Treasurer noted Trustee Fehr’s running abstention. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15244 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Opus – Soulard (13333) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Soulard Second Street, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Opus – Soulard (13333) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15245 - Lemay 1 Pump Station (P-301) Sluice Gate Replacement (13041) Making a supplemental appropriation of Three Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($320,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for pump station improvements in Lemay 1 Pump Station (P-301) Sluice Gate Replacement (13041) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15246 - Lower Meramec WWTF Corrosion and Humidity Control Improvements (12499) Appropriating Three Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($3,750,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for pump station improvements in Lower Meramec WWTF Corrosion and Humidity Control Improvements (12499) in Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21782 with KCI Construction Company for the aforesaid pump station improvements. Ad option of Proposed Ordinance No. 15247 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – 4008 Chippewa St. Burger King (13316) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with BRG NLD Chippewa LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – 4008 Chippewa St. Burger King (13316) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15248 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Hawthorne School (13376) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Hawthorne Apartments, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Hawthorne School (13376) in the City of University City, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15249 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Mixed Use Redevelopment – Gateway Lofts (13334) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Forest Park Southeast Restoration LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Mixed Use Redevelopment – Gateway Lofts (13334) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 9 Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15250 - Infrastructure Repairs (Facilities) (2020) (12897) Appropriating Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for repair, replacement, or improvement projects to address needs at facilities in Infrastructure Repairs (Facilities) (2020) (12897) in various locations throughout the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to appropriate funds for infrastructure repair projects to be bid through purchasing for repair, replacement, or improvement projects to address needs at facilities. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15251- Langley and Philo Sanitary Storage (13336) Appropriating Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($800,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for property acquisition, demolition, and related activities of real property rights to allow for construction of sanitary storage facility in Langley and Philo Sanitary Storage (13336) in Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing District staff on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to acquire property without additional Board action. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15252 - Hickory Tree Ln. Storm Sewer (11589) Appropriating Two Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($275,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for storm sewer construction in Hickory Tree Ln. Storm Sewer (11589) in the City of Ballwin, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21816 with Kelpe Contracting, Inc. for the aforesaid storm sewer construction. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15253 - Capilia Sanitary Relief (Grant Rd to Capilia Dr) (12111) Declaring the necessity for the acquisition of easements and temporary easements in certain real property within The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for the purpose of construction of sewers and related appurtenances in the project known as Capilia Sanitary Relief (Grant Rd to Capilia Dr) (12111) to serve the needs of residents of the area, and authorizing staff to proceed with further condemnation efforts related to the project, including but not limited to the purchase and/or the filing of all necessary court pleadings or documents to commence and prosecute formal legal proceedings for the acquisition of said easements and temporary construction easements. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15254 - Lindley Drive Sanitary Relief (I-170 to Ashmont Dr) (UR-7) (12329) Declaring the necessity for the acquisition of easements and temporary easements in certain real property within The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for the purpose of construction of sewers and related appurtenances in the project known as Lindley Drive Sanitary Relief (I-170 to Ashmont Dr) (UR-07) (12329) to serve the needs of residents of the area, and authorizing staff to proceed with further condemnation efforts related to the project, including but not limited to the purchase and/or the filing of all necessary court pleadings or documents to commence and prosecute formal legal proceedings for the acquisition of said easements and temporary construction easements. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15255 - Critical Infrastructure Assessment and Asset Investigation (2020) (12907) Appropriating One Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,700,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for asset investigations and assessment of sewer systems in Critical Infrastructure Assessment and Asset Investigation (2020) (12907) throughout the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Service Area; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21832 with TREKK Design Group, Inc. for the aforesaid asset investigations and assessment of sewer systems. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 10 Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15256 - Flow Metering and Monitoring (2017) (12759) Making a supplemental appropriation of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000.00) from the General Fund for flow meter and monitoring in Flow Metering and Monitoring (2017) (12759) in various locations throughout the District and authorizing the Executive Director and the Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 20477 with ADS Environmental Services for the aforesaid flow meter and monitoring. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15257 - General Services Agreement – Landscape Design (2019) (13044) Making a supplemental appropriation of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for general landscape design services in General Services Agreement – Landscape Design (2019) (13044) throughout the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Service Area; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 21698 with DTLS Inc. for landscape design for green infrastructure, bank stabilization, and other unique technical services. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15258 - General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract A (12382) Making a supplemental appropriation of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for property appraisal services in General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract A (12382) at various locations within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 21640 with Real Estate Analysts Limited for property appraisal services associated with the acquisition of easements and property rights by negotiation or condemnation. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15259 - General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract B (12383) Making a supplemental appropriation of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for property appraisal services in General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract B (12383) at various locations within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 21641 with Mueller & Neff Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants for property appraisal services associated with the acquisition of easements and property rights by negotiation or condemnation. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15260 - General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract C (12384) Making a supplemental appropriation of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for property appraisal services in General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract C (12384) at various locations within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 21642 with Przada Appraisal Services LLC for property appraisal services associated with the acquisition of easements and property rights by negotiation or condemnation. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15261 - General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract D (12385) Making a supplemental appropriation of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for property appraisal services in General Services Agreement – Property Appraisal (2018) Contract D (12385) at various locations within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 21643 with DJ Howard & Associates, Inc. for property appraisal services associated with the acquisition of easements and property rights by negotiation or condemnation. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 11 Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15262 - Grand Glaize WWTF Floodwall Protection (13072) Making a supplemental appropriation of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for design of floodwall in Grand Glaize WWTF Floodwall Protection (13072) in the City of Valley Park and Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 21717 with Reitz & Jens Inc. for design of floodwall. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15263 - Stream Flow Gauge Operation and Maintenance (USGS) (10766) Making a supplemental appropriation of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) from the General Fund for stream flow monitoring in Stream Flow Gauge Operation and Maintenance (USGS) (10766) in the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Service Area; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey for the aforesaid stream flow monitoring. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15264 - Stormwater Streambank Stabilization Design (Contract A) (12686) Making a supplemental appropriation of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for design in Stormwater Streambank Stabilization Design (Contract A) (12686) in the Cities of Des Peres, Northwoods, Normandy, and Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 9 Contract No. 20514 with Access Engineering, LLC for design services. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15265 - Subordinate Wastewater System Revenue Bonds (State of Missouri – Direct Loan Program), Series 2019A for (C295833-01) AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $[23,952,000] PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUBORDINATE WASTEWATER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS (STATE OF MISSOURI – DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM) SERIES 2019A OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING, RENOVATING, REPAIRING, REPLACING AND EQUIPPING THE DISTRICT’S WASTEWATER SYSTEM; PRESCRIBING THE FORM AND DETAILS OF THE BONDS AND THE AGREEMENTS MADE BY THE DISTRICT TO FACILITATE AND PROTECT THEIR PAYMENT; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER RELATED MATTERS. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the consent agenda ordinance #15244 – 15265 be Adopted. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye UNFINISHED BUSINESS Ordinances - None Resolutions - None NEW BUSINESS ORDINANCES Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15266, Making a supplemental appropriation of Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) from the Operation, Maintenance, Construction, Improvement Fund of Sugar Creek to be used for storm sewer construction in Rosewood Lane & Woodard Dr. Storm Sewer (10347) in the City of Kirkwood, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15266 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21626 consists of the construction of approximately 2,132 lineal feet of storm sewers varying in size from 8-inches to 36-inches in diameter and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to alleviate backyard flooding at 536, 541, 542, 601 and 606 Rosewood Lane, and basement flooding at 601 Woodard Drive. This project is scheduled to be completed in 150 days. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 12 Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15266 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15267, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Bauer Equity Partners, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Bauer Equity Partners W. Florissant Warehouse (13318) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15267 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with Bauer Equity Partners, LLC to provide financial assistance through a Green Infrastructure Grant Program for construction of green infrastructure. The purpose of this project is to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Mississippi River per the Long Term Control Plan. This project will reduce runoff volume with the installation of three bioretention basins. Total cost of the project is estimated at $320,000 and Bauer Equity Partners, LLC is requesting approximately $316,800 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Singer, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15267 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15268, Appropriating Four Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,800,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer rehabilitation in Bissell – Coldwater – Missouri – Meramec Public I/I Reduction (2020) Contract C (12027) in the City of Kirkwood, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21809 with Insituform Technologies USA, LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer rehabilitation. Proposed Ord. No. 15268 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21809 consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 87,156 lineal feet of sanitary sewers varying in size from 8-inches to 36-inches in diameter using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) methods, 8 manholes, and 1,473 service connections. The purpose of this project is to reduce inflow/infiltration (I/I) in the Grand Glaize Creek watershed. This project is scheduled to be completed in 750 days. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Yates, that the ordinance # 15268 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction and Adoption of Proposed Ordinance 15269, Appropriating Two Million Eight Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($2,860,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer rehabilitation in Creve Coeur Creek Public I/I Reduction South (12432) in the Cities of Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, and Town and Country, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21803 with SAK Construction LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer rehabilitation. Proposed Ord. No. 15269 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21803 consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 76,012 lineal feet of sanitary sewers varying in size from 8-inches to 48-inches in diameter using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) methods, 60 manholes, and 515 service connections. The purpose of this project is to reduce inflow/infiltration (I/I) in the Creve Coeur Creek watershed. This project is scheduled to be completed in 750 days. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Dunlap, that the ordinance # 15269 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 13 The Secretary-Treasurer asked if there was an objection to the suspension of the rule. Hearing None, Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Dunlap, that the ordinance # 15269 be Adopted. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15270, Making a supplemental appropriation of Thirty-Eight Million Dollars ($38,000,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer construction in Deer Creek Sanitary Tunnel (Clayton Rd to RDP) (11731) in the Cities of Clayton, Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood, Webster Groves, and Shrewsbury, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15270 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #20437 consists of the construction of approximately 22,814 lineal feet of 19-foot diameter concrete lined tunnel, 76 lineal feet of 96- inch diameter tunnel, 49 lineal feet of 144-inch tunnel, 1,835 lineal feet of 72-inch diameter adit, 229 feet of 30-inch diameter adit, excavation of three (3) large diameter shafts for construction of a future pump station under a separate contract, five (5) drop structures, 3,936 feet of 8-inch to 60-inch diameter sanitary sewers and appurtenances, four (4) diversion structures, two (2) junction chambers, associated manholes, paving, fencing, dog park improvements, grading, electrical, and other associated work. The purpose of this project is to provide additional storage during wet weather events by allowing surcharged sewers in the Deer Creek watershed to discharge to the proposed tunnel and eliminate constructed SSOs within the Deer Creek watershed. This project is scheduled to be completed in 1,832 days. Motion was made by Trustee Singer, seconded by Trustee Yates, that the ordinance # 15270 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15271, Appropriating One Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,900,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer rehabilitation in Lemay Public I/I Reduction (2020) Contract A (12057) in the Cities of Crestwood, Kirkwood, Shrewsbury, and Sunset Hills, and Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21808 with Insituform Technologies USA, LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer rehabilitation. Proposed Ord. No. 15271 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21808 consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 32,596 lineal feet of sanitary sewers varying in size from 8-inches to 18-inches in diameter using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) methods, 21 manholes, and 826 service connections. The purpose of this project is to reduce inflow/infiltration (I/I) in the Lemay watershed. This project is scheduled to be completed in 460 days. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15271 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15272, Appropriating Nine Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($925,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for private I/I removal in Mackenzie I/I Reduction (Resurrection Cemetery, Wehner Park, Kenrick Seminary, and Nerinx Hall) (12336) in the Cities of Marlborough, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves, and Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21828 with Fred M. Luth & Sons, Inc. for the aforesaid private I/I removal. Proposed Ord. No. 15272 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21828 consists of the construction of approximately 294 lineal feet of storm sewers varying in size from 12-inches to 15-inches in diameter and appurtenances, and the removal of inflow sources at 111 private properties. The purpose of this project is to reduce inflow/infiltration (I/I) in the Mackenzie Creek watershed, reduce building backups, and relieve overcharged sanitary sewers. This project is scheduled to be completed in 365 days. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 14 Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Singer, that the ordinance # 15272 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15273, Making a supplemental appropriation of Eight Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($8,200,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for combined sewer construction in Maline Creek CSO BP 051 & 052 Local Storage Facility (Chain of Rocks Dr to Church Dr) (11656) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15273 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #20375 consists of the construction of a 40-foot diameter, 12.5 MGD submersible pump station, a 28-foot diameter x 2,700-foot long cavern, a 580-foot long x 6-foot lined connecting tunnel, three deaeration chambers, three intake structures, a shallow connector sewer constructed by pipe jacking and related storm sewers. The purpose of this project is to provide for volumetric CSO storage during wet weather events to reduce CSOs to four events in the defined typical year and a maximum of 84 million gallons of untreated overflow volume. This project is anticipated to be completed in September 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel, seconded by Trustee Yates, that the ordinance # 15273 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15274, Appropriating Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for storm sewer construction in Guenevere Dr – Barham Down Storm Improvements (11030) in the City of Ballwin, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21830 with Kelpe Contracting, Inc. for the aforesaid storm sewer construction. Proposed Ord. No. 15274 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21830 consists of the construction of approximately 1,049 lineal feet of storm sewers varying in size from 12-inches to 24-inches in diameter and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to alleviate structure and yard erosion at 710 and 712 Barham Down Drive; yard flooding at 708, 716, and 718 Barham Down Drive; and yard erosion and yard flooding at 714 Barham Down Drive, 813 and 815 Rotherham, and 838 Guenevere Drive in the City of Ballwin, Missouri. This project is scheduled to be completed in 180 days. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Singer, that the ordinance # 15274 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15275, Appropriating Two Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($220,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for storm sewer construction in Lalite #6145 – 6151 Storm Improvements (11419) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21826 with Fred M. Luth & Sons, Inc. for the aforesaid storm sewer construction. Proposed Ord. No. 15275 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21826 consists of the construction of approximately 497 lineal feet of storm sewers varying in size from 12-inches to 24-inches in diameter and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to alleviate yard flooding at 6155 and 6145 Lalite Avenue, and basement flooding at 6145 at Lalite Avenue in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. This project is scheduled to be completed in 150 days. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15275 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 15 Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15276, Making a supplemental appropriation of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for investigations and assessment of sewer systems in Critical Infrastructure Assessment (2017) (12720) throughout the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Service Area; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Amendment No. 4 to Contract No. 20510 with RJN Group, Inc. for the aforesaid investigations and assessment of sewer systems. Proposed Ord. No. 15276 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Amendment No 4 to Contract #20510 to provide additional funds to conduct post-flood sewer investigations, and investigations to determine the sources of excessive inflow and infiltration in areas experiencing building backups following recent rain events. The purpose of this amendment is to provide District staff with detailed information regarding sewer systems defects by performing services such as field reconnaissance and investigations, dye tracing and smoke testing of the existing sewer system and structures, map updates, and work order management. These services will form the basis for District led preventive maintenance and rehabilitation activities. In addition to the field inspections, system mapping updates will also be provided. This contract Amendment for Critical Infrastructure Assessment is for $150,000. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Singer, that the ordinance # 15276 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15277, Appropriating Eight Hundred Seven Thousand Dollars ($807,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for design of improvements in Bissell Point WWTF Trickling Filter Media Replacement (12566) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21838 with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the aforesaid design of improvements. Proposed Ord. No. 15277 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Contract #21838 with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the design of the Bissell Point WWTF Trickling Filter Media Replacement (12566) project. Bissell Point WWTF Trickling Filter Media Replacement (12566) is a lump sum cost project for the design and preparation of construction documents to construct the removal and replacement of the corrugated PC sheet media, the rotary distributor arms, lining, support grating, and the center column within the six (6) trickling filters. The purpose of this project is to replace the trickling filter media and ancillary components that are nearing the end of their useful life and must be replaced to maintain the current level of service. The construction cost estimate for this project is $22,500,000. Construction is anticipated to begin in FY2021. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15277 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15278, Appropriating Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($550,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for general engineering services in General Services Agreement – Facility & Sewer Design (2020) Contract A (12397) in the Various Locations Within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21839 with HDR Engineering, Inc. for the aforesaid engineering services. Proposed Ord. No. 15278 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Contract #21839 for one (1) year with one (1) option year with HDR Engineering, Inc. for the design of various projects in the CIP and the Operations budgets. This project consists of the design of small sanitary, com bined, storm sewer, and treatment plant projects as needed throughout the District in support of an ongoing internal design effort. This contract is for a total maximum amount of $550,000. Projects will be issued by letter agreement per individual scopes of services. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Yates, that the ordinance # 15278 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 16 Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15279, Appropriating Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for general engineering services in General Services Agreement – Facility & Sewer Design (2020) Contract B (13059) in the Various Locations Within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21840 with GHD Inc. for the aforesaid engineering services. Proposed Ord. No. 15279 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Contract #21840 for one (1) year with one (1) option year with GHD Inc. for planning assistance of various projects in the CIP and the Operations budgets. This project consists of the condition assessment and remaining useful life of small sanitary, combined, storm sewer, and treatment plant projects as needed throughout the District in support of an ongoing internal planning effort. This contract is for a total maximum amount of $200,000. Projects will be issued by letter agreement per individual scopes of services. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15279 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15280, Appropriating Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($550,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for design of pump station improvements in Louisa and Arsenal Pump Stations (P- 112 and P-113) Upgrades (12489) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary- Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21841 with Donohue & Associates, Inc. for the aforesaid design of pump station improvements. Proposed Ord. No. 15280 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Contract #21841 with Donohue & Associates, Inc. for the design of the Louisa and Arsenal Pump Stations (P-112 and P-113) Upgrades (12489) project. Louisa and Arsenal Pump Stations (P-112 and P-113) Upgrades (12489) is a lump sum cost project for the design and preparation of construction documents to modify and rehab the existing pump stations including pumps, valves, piping, electrical equipment, controls and PLC, flow meters, plumbing, ventilation, mechanical systems, man elevators, corrosion repairs, structural improvements, site repairs and improvements, and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to extend the useful service life of the existing pump station and provide a safer work environment for staff. The construction cost estimate for this project is $3,300,000. Construction is anticipated to begin in FY2021. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15280 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15281, Appropriating Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for construction management services in Lower Meramec WWTF Expansion Phase II (Construction Management) (12255) in Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21842 with KAI 360 Construction Services, LLC for construction management services. Proposed Ord. No. 15281 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Contract #21842 with KAI 360 Construction Services for one year with annual extensions based on acceptable performance to provide construction management services for Lower Meramec WWTF Expansion Phase II (Construction Management) (12255) project. The preliminary construction estimate for this project is $80,000,000. The Construction Management Services to be provided consists of bidability and constructability review during the design of the facility projects and construction management services during construction. The total value of the construction management services is estimated to be $5,200,000 with additional supplemental funding scheduled for FY22, FY23, and FY24. Initial funding for the construction management services includes CM services for constructability and bidability review. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Singer, that the ordinance # 15281 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 17 Introduction and Adoption of Proposed Ordinance 15282, Repealing Ordinance No. 14775 as adopted September 14, 2017, and enacting a new ordinance with an emergency clause in lieu thereof, establishing a Conflict of Interest Policy for District trustees, officers and employees. Proposed Ord. No. 15282 was presented and read. The MSD Charter and State Law prohibit MSD trustees, officers, and employees from engaging in conduct which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. The District enacted its own Conflict of Interest Policy which is updated as needed and maintained on the District website. The policy was reviewed by MSD’s Internal Auditor, Brown Smith Wallace, whom recommended enhancing Section 1(c) regarding to the performance of services by District personnel after termination of employment. Specific language was added to the policy to reference “RSMO §105.454.1(6) and any other applicable” state statutes. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Dunlap, that the ordinance # 15282 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye The Secretary-Treasurer asked if there was an objection to the suspension of the rule. Hearing None, Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Dunlap, that the ordinance # 15282 be Adopted. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15283, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a contract with Lincoln Financial/Liberty Mutual for the District’s will provide long-term disability insurance for the District employees for the period of January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. Proposed Ord. No. 15283 was presented and read. During the renewal process for the new plan year commencing January 1, 2020, Gallagher Benefits Services, Inc. solicited bids from four (4) Long Term Disability carries all carries responded including the incumbent. The Executive Committee reviewed the information received by Gallagher Benefits Service, Inc. from the disability carriers. Based on comparison of the plan cost, networks, additional information that was received, and the recommendation of Gallagher Benefits, Inc., the Committee elected to enter into a three year contract agreement with Lincoln Financial/Liberty Mutual. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that the ordinance # 15283 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15284, Designating the underwriting team for an issue of Wastewater System Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019B and 2019C of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. Proposed Ord. No. 15284 was presented and read. The Ordinance designates the firms to underwrite the Series 2019B and 2019C Bonds, authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with the Series 2019B and 2019C Senior Manager, and authorizes District officials to execute necessary documents. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Singer, that the ordinance 15284 be Introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye RESOLUTIONS: Adoption of Resolution No. 3532 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Theresa A. Bellville for her 18 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from August 27, 2001, to her retirement effective September 1, 2019. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Yates, Adopting Resolution # 3532 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 18 Adoption of Resolution No. 3533 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Michael K. Lubiewski for his 34 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from January 7, 1985, to his retirement effective September 1, 2019. Motion was made by Trustee Singer, seconded by Trustee Dunlap, Adopting Resolution # 3533 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3534 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Brad K. Perry for his 20 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from December 21, 1998, to his retirement effective September 1, 2019. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Mandel, Adopting Resolution # 3534 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3535 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Mark D. Roth for his 33 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from June 2, 1986, to his retirement effective September 1, 2019. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Singer, Adopting Resolution # 3535 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3536 - Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Ordinance No. 15076 adopted December 13, 2018, authorized the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a contract with CIGNA Life Insurance Company, for the District’s Employee Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Mandel, Adopting Resolution # 3536 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3537 - Group Dental Benefits Plan Renewal The adoption of Resolution No. 3537 will extend the contract with CIGNA that was previously authorized by Ordinance No. 15075, adopted December 13, 2018, and authorized the Executive Director on behalf of the Metropolitan St. Louis District to enter into a contract with CIGNA to provide dental benefits for District employees and family members Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Singer, Adopting Resolution # 3537 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3538 - Group Medical Plan Benefits Renewal The adoption of Resolution No. 3538 will extend the contract with CIGNA that was previously authorized by Ordinance No. 14834, adopted December 17, 2017, and authorized the Executive Director on behalf of the Metropolitan St. Louis District to enter into a contract with CIGNA to administer the District’s administrative services and stop loss coverage for the District’s self-insured health plan for District employees and family members. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Dunlap, Adopting Resolution # 3538 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3539 - Pension Investment Consultant Resolution No. 3539 will exercise option year one (1) of the contract previously authorized by Ordinance No. 15006, adopted August 13, 2018, which authorized the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a contract with AON Hewitt Investment Consulting, Inc. (AON), whereby AON would provide investment advisory services for the District’s Defined Benefit Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan and Defined Contribution Plan. Edited 10/4/19 Pg. 19 Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Singer, Adopting Resolution # 3539 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3540 - Banking Services Contract Resolution No. 3540 will exercise option year three (3) of the contract previously authorized by Ordinance No. 14190, adopted August 13, 2015, which authorized the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a contract with US Bank N.A., whereby US Bank N.A. would provide deposit and safekeeping services to the District. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Dunlap, Adopting Resolution # 3540 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3541 – 2019 ED Floating Holiday The adoption of Resolution No. 3541 will award the MSD Classified employees an additional Floating Holiday to be used by the end of the 2019 calendar year. Motion was made by Trustee Dunlap, seconded by Trustee Singer, Adopting Resolution # 3541 Motion passed - 4 ayes – 1 abstention Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; A. Fehr – abstention; F. Dunlap - aye ITEMS PROPOSED FOR INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING -NONE Trustee Yates adjourned the meeting at 5:29 p.m. Motion to adjourn was approved by Trustee Dunlap and seconded by Trustee Singer. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Secretary-Treasurer