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1627th -- 12-12-19 -- JournalEdited 1/3/20 Pg. 1 JOURNAL OF THE (1627th) MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT December 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(absent) B.L. Hoelscher, Executive Director A.K. Mandel, Vice Chair T.R. Snoke, Secretary-Treasurer J. Singer S.M. Myers, General Counsel J. Faul M. M. Gee, Director of Finance A. Fehr R. Unverferth, Director of Engineering F. Dunlap(absent) Also present were: Trustee Mandel called for a roll call of Trustees to go into closed session at 4:09pm. Motion was made by Trustee Singer and seconded by Trustee Faul . All were present except Trustee Yates and Trustee Dunlap. Trustee Mandel called the open session to order at 5:09p.m. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr and Seconded by Trustee Faul to go into open session. Trustee Mandel then asked for the approval of the November 14th 1626th Journal of proceeding minutes . The Journal were approved by Trustee Singer and seconded by Trustee Fehr. Comment s by Board Chair: NONE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Report of Board Committees: PROGRAM MANAGMENT Trustee Faul reported that The Program Management Committee met on December 3, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. The meeting was attended by trustees Yates, Fehr, Mandel, Dunlap, and Singer. The minutes of the November 5, 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.’s 15330 through 15333 – Staff provided details of four CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure grants being awarded to reduce combined sewer overflows to the Mississippi River and River Des Peres. Staff discussed in detail each individual grant. There were general discussions between staff and the committee regarding Ordinance No. 15331 – Brentmoor Park and District regulations regarding stormwater requirements for residential properties. Tamara Clinton MSD Mellissa Carver Jacobs Shonnah Paredes MSD Tom Sullivan Jon Sprague MSD Michael Murphy SEIU Local Tracey Coleman MSD Dave Mayer 2806 Yaeger Rd Sean Hadley MSD Elaine Laura 4436 Enright Ave Rebecca Losli MSD Chris Davis SITE Todd Loretto MSD Dawn Crunkleton 2806 Yaeger Rd Cary Duchene Black & Veatch Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 2 Ord. No. 15334 – 82nd Street to I-170 Sanitary Relief – Staff presented this planned supplemental appropriation for a contract with J.H. Berra Construction Co. This is the second of two appropriations and will fully fund the construction for this project. Ord. No. 15339 – Stormwater Quality Green Infrastructure – Small Grant Rainscaping Program. Staff provided details of this ordinance which appropriates funds and authorizes staff to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Botanical Gardens (MBG) for education and administration support of a stormwater small grant rainscaping program. The purpose of the program is to encourage individual land owners to implement green infrastructure (aka rainscaping) techniques on their properties to address water quality of stormwater runoff. This program will assist MSD in meeting compliance with the public education requirements in its current stormwater management plan. Ord. No. 15344 – Radar Rainfall Data – This ordinance is for a five-year contract with Vieux and Associates. There were two proposals received. There were questions from the committee regarding the proposals from the University of Iowa and the previous incumbent Vieux and Associates. Other Business – Staff gave a presentation on the Jefferson Barracks Tunnel (Lemay WWTP to Martigney PS) Consent Decree project. They provided a detailed presentation to the Board regarding the purpose of the project and issues being encountered. Staff then presented three viable options to the committee in order to continue this CD project. Staff answered questions from the committee regarding the pros and cons of the three options. Staff is seeking guidance from the Board on proceeding with the project. There will be further discussion at the January committee meeting. Staff agreed to address any questions or concerns prior to that meeting. There is no Board action required at this time. The next Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 a.m. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ FINANCE Trustee Singer reported that The Finance Committee met on December 3, 2019 with Trustees Dunlap, Fehr, Yates, Singer, and Mandel in attendance. The minutes from the November 5, 2019 meeting were approved. The first item on the agenda was a discussion by AON Hewitt on the third quarter performance of the Pension Plan. Plan assets returned 0.2% in the third quarter and 10.5% year to date, which was below the policy benchmarks of 0.6% and 11.8%. The primary driver of the underperformance was a poor quarter for the UBS Trumbell Property Fund (TPF). AON’s recommendation is to redeem the assets that are currently in the TPF and to use the assets to fund benefit payments. It is likely t o take at least 24 months for investors to receive all redeemed assets as liquidations are paid out quarterly on a pro-rata basis to all investors in the pool. While the assets are being redeemed over time, AON recommends that a review of the current real estate portfolio be conducted. Resolution #3556 will be brought to the Board for authorization to move forward. AON representatives also discussed the asset allocation and third quarter performance of the Defined Contribution and Deferred Compensation Plans. Staff then updated the Board on the Wastewater System Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019B (New Money) and 2019C (Taxable Refunding) stating there was a total refunding savings of $98.7 million. The last item on the agenda was a report by staff on the District's Operating Fund Portfolio as of November 27, 2019. Staff stated that the portfolio is in compliance with the District’s Investment Policy. The meeting adjourned at 9:40 a.m. The next tentatively scheduled meeting is Thursday, January 2, 2020. This concludes the Finance Committee Report. ~~~~~ Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 3 STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS Trustee Fehr reported that The Stakeholder Relations Committee met at District Headquarters on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at approximately 9:42 a.m. In addition to public att endance, those present at the meeting included Chairperson Mandel, Trustees Dunlap, Fehr, Singer and Yates, as well as District Directors and staff. Chairperson Mandel called roll and had no further comments. By motion of all Trustees present, the minutes of the November 5, 2019 Stakeholder Committee Meeting Minutes were approved. The first agenda item was a discussion by Tracey Coleman regarding a Resolution for a contract renewal for Corporate Medical Services. This contract will provide medical servi ces for the District and administration for drug testing, pre-employment screenings and workers compensation. Approval will authorize the District to enter into a one year contract with BJC Corporate Health Services, exercising the fourth option year. This is Resolution No. 3555 on tonight's Agenda. The next agenda item was a discussion by Susan Myers regarding Federal and State Legislative Lobbying Priorities for 2020. Susan provided a summation of the Priorities and Goals for the 2020 Federal and Stat e Legislative Sessions. All priorities remained the same as in previous years with only two updates to the Federal Priorities and one new addition to the State Priorities. There is no Board action required at this time. The next item was a discussion by Brian Hoelscher regarding the status of OMCI Taxing Sub-Districts. Brian provided the history of setting the taxes to zero and the options to set the taxes back to the previous levels. In 2016, MSD committed that after the 2019 Prop S Election, MSD would gather the opinion of local elected officials on how they desired MSD to proceed. As a result of these opinions, plus consideration on the tangible benefits the taxes would provide and what the vote in the areas for the April 2019 proposition for a Dis trict -wide program to address flooding and erosion was, it is staff’s recommendation to set the taxes back to the previous level in 6 OMCI Taxing Sub-Districts. No Board action is necessary at this time; the Board’s decision will be reflected in the normal budget process in April 2020 through June 2020. Taxes would appear on the property tax bill in 2020. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:12 a.m. by Chairman Mandel. The next meeting date is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 2, 2020. ~~~~~~~ Comments by the Executive Director: None Comments from the Public: 1. David Mayer –Yaeger Road and Hollow Oak Ct . Mr. Mayer addressed the Board once again about the continued severe water conditions at his home. Mr. Mayer mentioned he received a letter from MSD explaining his circumstances, but believes that the responsibility to correct still lies with MSD. Mr. Mayer mentioned he contacted The County, John Giles who contacted MSD. Mr. Mayer showed various pictures of his neighbor’s backyard and shared the pictures of his damage with the Board. The water is being channeled off the streets and redirected into his backyard (The video from the previous meeting was passed around showing the water flow through Mr. Mayer’s backyard). Mr. Mayer stated the water flows like a river into his yard and has washed away dirt exposing electrical wires preventing his children from access to their backyard. Mr. Mayers states he has cracks in his homes foundation and mold tests performed show his home cannot withstand consistent water damage. Mr. Mayer briefly read the letter provided by MSD that he received. The water is coming from Hollow Oak Subdivision. Mr. Mayer states this is creating an unsafe environment for his family. Mr. Mayer indicated that this was an issue from 40 years ago that was never resolved. Trustee Mandel asked the Executive Director if he had comments. The Executive Director then provided explanation about Mr. Mayer’s circumstances and confirmed that the letter was recently sent. Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 4 The Executive Director also explained that Mr. Mayer is correct that existing infrastructure maps may have changed because MSD is constantly updating after reviewing the impacted areas. There are lists of projects west of 270 that require funding to address flooding and erosion issues , but at this time there simply isn’t any additional funding, explained the Executive Director. The Director of Engineering, Rich Unverferth, then spoke to address issues that have been around since 1989, but have never been funded. The Director of Finance, Executive Director and the Director of Engineering, all agreed, that the area is in need of corrections, but funding is not available at this time. CONSENT AGENDA: The Secretary-Treasurer asked if there were any board members who would like to pull any items for a separate vote within the Consent Agenda. There was a request to pull #13 Ordinance No.15316 and to pull #18 Ordinance No.15321 for the January 2020 Agenda. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15314 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Delmar Parking Facility (13419) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Bridge Delmar, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Delmar Parking Facility (13419) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15315 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Oli ve West Redevelopment (13317) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Olive West Properties, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Olive West Redevelopment (13317) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15316 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Steelcote Brewery (13381) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Steelcote Crossing, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Steelcote Brewery (13381) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Ordinance 15316 Pulled for the January Agenda Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15317 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Porsche Display Campus (13380) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with indiGO Properties STL, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Porsche Display Campus (13380) in the City of Maplewood, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15318 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure (11146) Making a supplemental appropriation of Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for construction of green infrastructure in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure (11146) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15319 - Gravois Trunk Sanitary Storage Facility (Pardee Ln and Pardee Rd) (12569) Making a supplemental appropriation of Seven Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($7,900,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer construction in Gravois Trunk Sanitary Storage Facility (Pardee Ln and P ardee Rd) (12569) in the City of Crestwood, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to appropriate additional funds to Contract No. 21701 with Plocher Construction Company, Inc. for sanitary sewer construction. Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 5 Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15320 - Infrastructure Repairs (Wastewater) (2020) (12010) Making a supplemental appropriation of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) from the Sanit ary Replacement Fund and One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for repair and replacement of manholes, sewers, and other infrastructure in Infrastructure Repairs (Wastewater) (2020) (12010) 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 small infrastructure repair projects to be bid through purchasing for repair and replacement of manholes, sewers, and other infrastructure. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15321 - South County Sanitary Relief (P-419 to Cripple Creek Dr) (12205) Appropriating Four Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,600,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer construction in South County Sanitary Relief (P -419 to Cripple Creek Dr) (12205) 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. 21849 with Kolb Grading, LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer construction. Ordinance 15321 Pulled for the January Agenda Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15322 - Upper Maline Trunk Sanitary Relief Phase IV Section C Public I/I Reduction (12247) Appropriating One Million Six Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($1,640,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer rehabilitation in Upper Maline Trunk Sanitary Relief Phase IV Section C Public I/I Reduction (12247) in the City of Ferguson, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21848 wit h SAK Construction, LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer rehabilitation. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15323 - White Birch Pump Station (P -725) Elimination (12583) Declaring the necessity for the acquisition of easements and temporary easements i n 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 White Birch Pump Station (P -725) Elimination (12583) 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 proceedi ngs for the acquisition of said easements and temporary construction easements. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15324 - MC-02 Watson to Edgar Rd Sanitary Relief (SKME-580A) (10024) Making a supplemental appropriation of Five Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($540,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for design of sanitary sewers in MC-02 Watson to Edgar Rd Sanitary Relief (SKME-580A) (10024) in the Cities of Webster Groves, Shrewsbury, 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. 10 to Contract No. 20046 with Farnsworth Group, Inc. for design of sanitary sewers. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15325 - Mississippi Floodwall ORS Pump Stations Rehabilitation (12483) Making a supplemental appropriation of Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($900,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for design and engineering during const ruction phase services in Mississippi Floodwall ORS Pump Stations Rehabilitation (12483) 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 amend Contract No. 20476 with Black & Veatch Corporation for design and engineering during construction phase services. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15326 - State Legislative Lobbying Services Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a contract with Kyna Iman, LLC, whereby Kyna Iman, LLC will provide State Legislative Lobbying services for the District. Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 6 Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15327 – Classification Plan Repealing Ordinance No.15207, as adopted on July 11, 2019, and enacting a new Ordinance with an emergency clause, prescribing changes to the Classification Plan to include the removal of obsolete positions, retitling existing positions, and the addition of new positions. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15328 – Compensation Plan Repealing Ordinance No. 15208, as adopted July 11, 2019, and enacting a new ordinance with an emergency clause, prescribing changes to the Compensation Plan to update title, schedule and grades as well as the addition and removal of various positions to better align with the department’s function. These are the only changes to the existing Compensation Plan adopted by Ordinance 15208 on July 11, 2019. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15329 – 2020 Bond Authorization Calling a Bond Election to be held on April 7, 2020 in The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District on the proposition whether to issue Five Hundred Million Dollars ($500,000,000) principal amount of sewer revenue bonds. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Mandel , that Ordinance Nos. 15314-15315, 15317-15320, 15322-15329 be Adopted. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; UNFINISHED BUSINESS ORDINANCES The Secretary – Treasurer explained the reason for the Adoption of the unfinished ordinances and read them both for one vote. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15299 - General Services Agreement – Geotechni cal (2020) Contract A (12391) Appropriating Eighty -Five Thousand Dollars ($85,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for general geotechnical services in General Services Agreement – Geotechnical (2020) Contract A (12391) in Various Locat ions 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. 21851 with Geotechnology, Inc. for the aforesaid general geotechnical services . Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15301 - General Services Agreement – Geotechnical (2020) Contract C (12393) Appropriating Eighty -Five Thousand Dollars ($85,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for general geotechnical services in General Services Agreement – Geotechnical (2020) Contract C (12393) in 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. 21853 with Reitz & Jens Inc. for the aforesaid general geotechnical services. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel, seconded by Trustee Fehr, that Ordinance Nos. 15299 and 15301 be Adopted. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; RESOLUTIONS- NONE NEW BUSINESS ORDINANCES Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15330, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Greenprint Retrofits, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Central Baptist Church (13155) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 7 Proposed Ord. No. 15330 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with Greenprint Retrofits, LLC to provide financial assistance through a Green Infrastructure Grant Program for construction of green infrastructure. The purpose of t his 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 five curb bump-outs with bioretention and three bioretention basins. Total cost of the project is estimated at $864,000 and Greenprint Retrofits, LLC is requesting approximately $864,000 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Singer, seconded by Trustee Mandel , that Ordinance No. 15330 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15331, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer Dist rict to enter into an agreement with Chris Sims, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – 30 Brentmoor Park (13379) in the City of Clayton, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15331 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with Chris Sims 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 River Des Peres per the Long Term Control Plan. This project will reduce runoff volume with the installation of one bioretention basin. Total cost of the project is estimated at $138,000 and Chris Sims is requesting approximately $138,000 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Singer, seconded by Trustee Faul, that Ordinance Nos. 15331 be introduced. Motion passed - 3 ayes and 1 abstention Poll taken: A. Mandel – abstain; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15332, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with TPH Holdings, LLC, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Mercedes Benz of St. Louis (13448) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15332 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with TPH Holdings, 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 River Des Peres per the Long Term Control Plan. This project will reduce runoff volume with the installation of four permeable pavement areas. Total cost of the project is estimated at $172,000 and TPH Holdings, LLC is requesting approximately $81,000 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Mandel, that Ordinance Nos. 15332 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15333, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary - Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Community Impact Network, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – The Network Building (13391) in the City of Wellston, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15333 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with Community Impact Network 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 River Des Peres per the Long Term Control Plan. This project will reduce runoff volume with the installation of two bioretention basins. Total cost of the project is estimated at $260,000 and Community Impact Network is requesting approximately $151,200 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Mandel , that Ordinance Nos. 15333 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 8 Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15334, Making a supplemental appropriation of Five Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($5,100,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer construction in 82nd Street to I-170 Sanitary Relief (UR-08, UR-09) (11993) in the Cities of University City and Olivette, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to appropriate additional funds to Contract No. 21758 with J. H. Berra Construction Co., Inc . for sanitary sewer construction. Proposed Ord. No. 15334 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21758 consists of the construction of approximately 5,928 lineal feet of sanitary sewers varying in size from 15-inches to 30-inches in diameter and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to reduce inflow/infiltration (I/I) in the University City watershed, reduce building backups, and relieve overcharged sanitary sewers. This project will provide for the elimination of one (1) constructed SSO (BP -421) during construction of the project. This project will facilitate future elimination of one (1) wet weather pump station (P -790) and four (4) constructed S SOs (BP-416, BP -417, BP -433 & BP-476) after construction of the Lindley Drive Sanitary Relief (I-170 to Ashmont Dr) (UR-07) (12329) project. This project is scheduled to be completed in 650 days. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Singer, that Ordinance Nos. 15334 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15335, making an appropriation of Six Million Dollars ($6,000,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for wastewater treatment plant construction in Bissell Point WWTF Main Substation Switchgear and MCC Replacement (12494) 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. 21847 with Goodwin Bros. Const. Co. for wastewater treatment plant construction. Proposed Ord. No. 15335 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21847 consists of the construction of the new main switchgear, new connections to Ameren transformers, replacement of motor control centers (MCC), transformers, duct banks and conductors in the Primary Control Building and Tunnels, Grit Buildings, Gate Building and Comminutor Building. The purpose of this project is to provide for the replacement of the existing switchgear and enclosure, and electrical components to minimize power service interruptions and to improve plant reliability . This project is scheduled to be completed in 570 days. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Mandel , that Ordinance Nos. 15335 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15336, Appropriating Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used to install sewer separation program (SSP) devices in Gaslight Square Sewer Improvements (11137) 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 appropriate funds for SSP projects to be bid through purchasing. Proposed Ord. No. 15336 was presented and read. The work to be done consists of the installation of Sewer Separation Program (SSP) devices on approximately 10 residential properties within the Gaslight Square Sewer Improvements project area. Properties to be addressed have been identified as having a history of and high potential for wet weather sewer related backup events. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Mandel , that Ordinance Nos. 15336 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15337, Appropriating Five Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($560,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer construction in Tilles Park, Litzsinger and Parkridge I/I Reduction (Litzsinger Rd and S McKnight Rd) (12230) in the Cities of Brentwood and Ladue, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21863 with Pace Construction Company LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer construction. Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 9 Proposed Ord. No. 15337 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21863 consists of the construc tion of approximately 842 lineal feet of sanitary sewers varying in size from 12-inches to 15-inches in diameter and appurtenances, and the removal of inflow from 28 private properties. The purpose of this project is to reduce inflow/infiltration (I/I) in the Deer Creek watershed, reduce building backups, and relieve overcharged sanitary sewers. This project is scheduled to be completed in 298 days. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Mandel , that Ordinance Nos. 15337 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15338, Appropriating One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($110,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be us ed for storm sewer construction in Scott Ave #1213 Storm Sewer (11424) 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. 21862 with Gaehle Grading LLC for the aforesaid storm sewer construction. Proposed Ord. No. 15338 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21862 consists of the construction of approximately 232 lineal feet of storm sewers 15-inches in diameter and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to alleviate yard flooding at 1209 and 1213 Scott Avenue, and 1208 and 1212 Prigge Avenue in Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri. This project is scheduled to be completed in 120 days. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel , seconded by Trustee Fehr, that Ordinance Nos. 15338 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15339, Appropriating Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) from the Stormwater Regulatory Fund for a small grant administration agreement in Stormwater Quality Green Infrastructure – Small Grant Rainscaping Program (13352) in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an inter-agency agreement under Contract No. 21867 with the Missouri Botanical Gardens for a small grant administration agreement. Proposed Ord. No. 15339 was presented and read. This ordinance appropriates funds and authorizes staff to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Botanical Gardens (MBG) under Contract #21867 for education and administration support of the Stormwater Quality Green Infrastructure – Small Grant Rainscaping Program (13352). The purpose of the St. Louis County Phase II Stormwater Management Plan is to improve area water quality by preventing harm ful pollutants from being carried by stormwater runoff into local water bodies. The purpose of the Stormwater Quality Small Grant Rainscaping Program is to encourage individual land owners to implement green infrastructure (aka rainscaping) techniques on their properties to address water quality of stormwater runoff. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel , seconded by Trustee Fehr, that Ordinance Nos. 15339 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15340, 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 Harlem Baden Relief Phase IV (Hebert) - Hamilton to Darver Trunk Sewer (11796) 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. Proposed Ord. No. 15340 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the staff to proceed with further condemnation efforts including the filing of all necessary court pleadings or documents leading to the acquisition of permanent easement s and temporary construction easements on five (5) parcels of ground located in the City of St. Louis and the Village of Hillsdale, Missouri. The easements and temporary construction easements are needed to construct this project, which consists of the construction of approximately 7,200 lineal feet of 12-inch to 48-inch diameter combined sewers and 3,000 feet of sewer lining. This construction is the fourth phase of a multi -phase improvement program. The purpose of this project is to alleviate street flooding and reduce building backups due to overcharged combined sewers. Currently, the District has been unable to negotiate a settlement with the owners. Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 10 Motion was made by Trustee Mandel , seconded by Trustee Singer, that Ordinance Nos. 15340 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15341, Making a supplemental appropriation of Five Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($5,200,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for construction management services in Construction Management Services – Lower Meramec and Deer Creek Tunnels (11826) in Various Locations within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to amend Contract No. 20099 with Black & Veatch Corporation for the aforesaid construction management services. Proposed Ord. No. 15341 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to amend Contract #20099 with Black & Veatch Corporation for an annual extension based on acceptable performance to provide construction management services for projects associated with the Lower Meramec Tunnel System, River Des Peres Tributaries CSO projects, and the Deer Creek and University City Sanitary Sewer projects. The preliminary construction estimate for the tunnel projects is $630,000,000. This project consists of bidability and constructability review during the design of the tunnel projects and construction management services during construction. The value of the construction management contract for the entire program is estimated to be between $40 and $60 million. This contract amendment of $5,200,000 brings t he current contract value to $23,490,000. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel , seconded by Trustee Singer, that Ordinance Nos. 15341 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15342, Making a supplemental appropriation of Two Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,400,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for construction management services in Construction Management Services – Tank/Treatment/Pump Station Facilities (11151) in Various Locations within the District; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to amend Contract No. 20100 with KAI 360 Construction Services, LLC. for the aforesaid construction management services. Proposed Ord. No. 15342 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to amend Contract #20100 with KAI 360 Construction Services, LLC for an annual extension based on acceptable performance to provide construction management services for Tanks, Treatment, and Pump Station Facilities associated with the District’s CSO and SSO programs. The preliminary construction estimate for the facilities is $368,000,000. The project consists of bidability and constructability review during the design of the facility projects and construction management services during construction. The value of the construction management contract for the entire program is estimated to be between $25 and $40 million. This contract amendment of $2,400,000 brings the current contract value to $22,850,000. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel , seconded by Trustee Singer, that Ordinance Nos. 15342 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15343, Making a supplemental appropriation of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund and One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for general engineering services in General Services Agreement – Sewer and Channel Design (2019) (12398) in 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. 21733 with EFK Moen, LLC for the aforesaid general engineering services. Proposed Ord. No. 15343 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Amendment No. 2 to Contract #21733 with EFK Moen, LLC for the design of various projects in the CIP and the Operations’ budgets. This project consists of the design of small sanitary, combined, and stormwater projects as needed throughout the District in support of an ongoing internal design effort. This contract amendment is for $200,000 and brings the total appropriation to $400,000. This will be the first and final option year renewal provided for in the original contract. Projects will be issued by letter agreement per individual scopes of services. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel , seconded by Trustee Singer, that Ordinance Nos. 15343 be introduced. Mot ion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 11 Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15344, Appropriating One Hundred Thirty Thousand Dollars ($130,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for rainfall data gathering and analysis in Radar Rainfall Data (2020) (12006) District-wide; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21868 with Vieux and Associates, Inc . for the aforesaid rainfall data gathering and analysis. Proposed Ord. No. 15344 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Contract #21868 with Vieux and Associates, Inc. This contract allows the District to continue maintaining the integration between the existing rain gauge network and NEXRAD radar data in an effort that produces Gauge Adjusted Radar Rainfall (GARR) data for use by District engineers, various planning and design consultants, and Operations divisions. This contract provides web-accessible rainfall data to District personnel, monthly archive quality rainfall data, major rainfall event support, enhancement of web-based tools, and support for the District’s hydraulic models, as well as any training required. Vieux and Associates also provides QA/QC of our extensive fixed rain gauge network and notifies the District of issues found during the GARR calibration process. As part of this contract, Vieux continuously evaluates our telemetry system and rain gauge network. Motion was made by Trustee Fehr, seconded by Trustee Mandel , that Ordinance Nos. 15344 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15345, Appropriating Three Hundred Thirty -Six Thousand Dollars ($336,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for design of maintenance yard vehicle storage building in Maintenance Yard Vehicle Storage Building (Mintert) (10282) in the City of Ferguson, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21869 with Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc . for the aforesaid design of maintenance yard vehicle storage building. Proposed Ord. No. 15345 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into Contract #21869 with Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc. for the design of the Maintenance Yard Vehicle Storage Building (Mintert) (10282) project. Maintenance Yard Vehicle Storage Building (Mintert) (10282) is a lump sum cost project for the design and preparation of construction documents to construct a maintenance yard vehicle st orage building, a truck wash bay, a fueling station, and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to provide a storage area for nine vactor trucks, a truck wash bay, and a fueling station at the new Mintert Yard property. The construction cost estim ate for this project is $2,000,000. Construction is anticipated to begin in FY2021. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel , seconded by Trustee Singer, that Ordinance Nos. 15345 be introduced. Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; RESOLUTIONS: Adoption of Resolution No. 3553 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Kimberly J. McClenton for her 21 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from March 23, 1998, to her retirement effective December 1, 2019. Motion was made by Trustee Singer, seconded by Trustee Fehr, Adopting Resolution # 3553 Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Adoption of Resolution No. 3554 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Linda J. Mossman for her 8 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from May 23, 2011, to her retirement effective December 5, 2019 Motion was made by Trustee Singer, seconded by Trustee Mandel, Adopting Resolution # 3554 Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Adoption of Resolution No. 3555- Collection of Excess Proceeds from Properties Sold The adoption of Resolution No. 3555 will exercise option year four (4) of the contract previously authorized by Ordinance No. 14291, adopted December 10, 2015, which authorized the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a contract with BJC Corporate Health Services, whereby BJC Corporate Health Services would provide medical services for District staff which includes workers compensation medical services, drug testing, pre-employment evaluations, and other medical services. Edited 1/3/20 Pg. 12 Proposed Res. No. 3555 was presented and read. This contract provides medical services for the District and administration for drug testing. This resolution will authorize the District to enter into a one year contract with BJC Corporate Health Services d/b/a BarnesCare from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 exercising the fourth option year. The original contract provided for an initial term of one (1) year with four (4) additional one-year renewal terms at the option of the District. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel, seconded by Trustee Singer, Adopting Resolution # 3555 Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; Adoption of Resolution No. 3556 - Banking Procedure Resolution (Updating Ordinance 14294 Section 3- Authorized Investments-Approved Securities Dealers-Contracts) The adoption of Resolution No. 3556 will authorize the Secretary-Treasurer of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to liquidate assets held in the UBS Realty Investors LLC, Real Estate Separate Account (“RESA”) within the Defined Benefit Plan as recommended by the District’s pension investment consultant, Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting, Inc. Proposed Res. No. 3556 was presented and read. Proceeds are expected to be used to fund pension benefit payments and fees until a new investment manager(s) is approved by the Board. Motion was made by Trustee Mandel, seconded by Trustee Singer, Adopting Resolution # 3556 Motion passed - 4 ayes Poll taken: A. Mandel – aye; J. Singer – aye; J. Faul – aye; A. Fehr – aye; ITEMS PROPOSED FOR INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING -NONE Trustee Yates adjourned the meeting at 5:56 p.m. Trustee Mandel asked the Executive Director to expand on the comments made by David Mayer during his public comment. The Executive Director explained that there was a brief period in 2008-09 when MSD acquired a district wide revenue source to address these issues. MSD identified 1.5 to 1 Billion Dollars’ worth of problems throughout the District and for a brief time, MSD collected funds to start on the highest priority projects on the list, and within less than a year, the Distric t was sued and the rate was found non-constitutional. MSD was unable to continue work on those projects once this occurred. The Executive Director then explained that Mr. Mayer’s property was most likely on that list, but the project had just begun, when it was immediately terminated. Motion to adjourn was approved by Trustee Faul and seconded by Trustee Singer . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Secretary-Treasurer