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1631st -- 4/9/2020 -- JournalEdited 5/6/20 Pg. 1 JOURNAL OF THE (1631st) MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT April 9, 2020 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 J. Faul(phone) T.R. Snoke, Secretary-Treasurer(absent) J . Singer (phone) S.M. Myers, General Counsel A. Fehr(phone) M. M. Gee, Director of Finance R. Wilson R. Unverferth, Director of Engineering Vacant Also present were: There was no closed session this Board meeting. Trustee Yates called for roll and all were present. Tru stee Wilson was present. Trustee Faul, Singer and Fehr were present by phone. Trustee Yates then motioned to go into open session at 5:16pm. Motion was approved by Trustee Wilson and Trustee Faul. Trustee Yates then asked for the approval of the March 16, 2020 1629th Journal of proceeding minutes. The Journal was approved by Trustee Wilson and seconded by Trustee Yates. Comment s by Board Chair: NONE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Report of Board Committees: AUDIT Trustee Yates reported that The Audit Committee met at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. In attendance were Trustees Singer, Faul, Fehr, Wilson, and Yates. The Chairman had no introductory comments. The Committee approved the minutes from the March 3rd meeting. Internal Audit presented a report for an audit engagement that focused on the processes and procedures related to the District’s Project Accounting Function, which centers on monitoring, tracking, and accounting for the activities of the District’s Capital Improvement and Replacement Program. The Project Accounting Function encompasses procedures performed by the Engineering, Finance, and Treasury departments. For testing purposes, Internal audit focused on projects that were completed in fiscal years ‘18 and ‘19. The engagement received a “Satisfactory” or “Clean” opinion. Two (2) Opportunities for Improvement were presented and discussed with the Committee. The recommendations addressed the process to document approvals for initial pay application forms and addressed the completion and maintenance of certain engineering project file documentation items. During the presentation, questions were discussed and addressed as they were received from the Committee. The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:53 am. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This concludes the Audit Committee Report. ~~~~~ Tamara Clinton MSD Elaine Laura O’Fallon Park Comm Development Shonnah Paredes MSD Tracey Coleman MSD Jon Sprague MSD Sean Hadley MSD Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 2 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT Trustee Wilson reported that The Program Management Committee met on March 31, 2020 at 7:57 a.m. The meeting was attended by Trustees Yates and Wilson; with Trustees Faul, Fehr, and Singer by phone. The minutes of the March 3, 2020 meeting were approved. The agenda items to be introduced tonight were presented and discussed, including a detailed discussion regarding the following items: Ord. No.’s 15382 – 15384 – Staff provided details of three 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 and reviewed location and scopes for the projects. Ord. No. 15386 – This ordinance is for a Design-Build contract with KCI Construction Co. for the design and construction of the Mississippi Floodwall ORS Pump Stations Rehabilitation project. Staff gave details on the contract and the minority participation for the construction and the design. This is the second phase of a multi-phase effort to improve the reliability and efficiencies of the Mississippi River Flood Protection and Overflow Regulation system. Ord. No. 15387 – Riverside and Yarnell Sanitary Relief – Staff presented this planned supplemental appropriation for a construction contract with Unnerstall Contracting Co. This is the second of three appropriations with the final appropriation and construction completion planned for fiscal year 2021. Ord. No. 15390 – Stanwood and Belwood Storm Sewer –Easement Condemnation Request. Staff gave an update on the status of the easement acquisition and condemnation process on 4 parcels of ground for this project. Staff continues to coordinate with the property owners, but requests approval to m ove forward with condemnation effort and current project schedule. The next Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The meeting was adjourned at 8:21 a.m. ~~~~~ FINANCE General Counsel, Susan Myers, read that t he Finance Committee met on March 31, 2020 with Trustees Wilson, Yates, Fehr, Singer and Faul in attendance. The minutes from the March 3, 2020 meeting were approved. The first item on the agenda was a discussion by Aon Hewitt regarding the impact of COVID -19 on the current market environment. Aon then discussed the fourth quarter performance of the Pension Plan. Plan assets returned 5.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019 which exceeded the policy benchmark of 5.0%. The year-to -date plan performance was 16.2% which was below the policy benchmark of 17.4%. Aon also explained that the UBS Trumbull Property Fund suspended redemptions for Q1, delaying the execution of our redemption request. Aon then disclosed to the committee that it recently downgraded the Allianz Structured Alpha products to “Sell” and recommends that MSD not act on the authorization of Resolution No. 3567, Adopted February 13, 2020, to invest in the Allianz GI Structured Alpha Global Equity 350 fund. In response to a question from the Committee, Staff will consider the need and timing of additional Board action to formally rescind the Resolution. There is no Board action required at this time. Next on the agenda was a report by staff relating to the District's Operating Fund Portfolio as of March 30, 2020. Staff indicated that the portfolio is in compliance with the District’s Investment Policy. Secretary -Treasurer Tim Snoke then updated the Committee on the recently executed Forward Direct Placement Refunding Bonds and indicated that the District will save approximately $72.3 million in debt service costs over the next 23 years as a result of the refunding. Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 3 The next item discussed on the agenda pertained to a staff request to exercise the third of four option years with Raftelis Financial Consultants. Raftelis will provide rate design software, training and support services; rate proposal preparation and expert testimony for anticipated future rate commission proceedings; preparation of financial feasibility studies as needed for the issuance of District bonds and assist with public communications regarding future stormwater initiatives. This will be Resolution #3585 on tonight’s agenda. Staff then reviewed a resolution requesting approval of a budget transfer of $506,225 of unencumbered appropriated balance from the 2019A SRF Fund to the General Fund to cover the cost of commitment fees for the Direct Placement refunding bond issues. This will be Resolution #3586 on tonight’s agenda. The next item on the agenda consisted of a review of the FY21 Strategic Business and Operating Plan as well as the FY21 Preliminary Budget. MSD Executive Director Brian Hoelscher reviewed the values, goals, and strategies defined in the Strategic Business and Operating Plan. Marion Gee, Finance Director, and Engineering Director Rich Unverferth reviewed the revenues and expenditures that comprise the proposed balanced budget of $745.3 million and also addressed questions from the Committee. Marion presented a comparison of the proposed FY21 budget to the FY20 budget. Ri ch provided additional detail regarding projects included in the District’s $403.3 million Capital Improvement and Replacement Program. Staff stated that the FY21 budget is scheduled for introduction at the May 14, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting and that a public hearing on the budget is scheduled immediately after the Board meeting. Staff will request the Board to adopt the budget during its June 11, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting. The meeting adjourned at 10:02 a.m. The next tentatively scheduled meeting is Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This concludes the Finance Committee Report. ~~~~~~~ STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS Trustee Yates reported that t he Stakeholder Relations Committee met at District Headquarters on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at approximately 10:05 a.m. In addition to public attendance, those present at the meeting included Trustee Yates and Wilson, District D irectors and staff and attending via conference call were Trustees Faul, Fehr and Singer Trustee Yates called roll and had no further comments. By motion of all Trustees, the minutes of the February 4, 2020 Stakeholder Committee Meeting Minutes were approved. By approval of all Trustees, the Committee then moved to go into Closed Session to discuss legal, confidential or privileged matters under §610.021(1), RSMo. 1988 Supp. at approximately 10:06 a.m. By consensus of all Trustees, Closed Session was concluded at approximately 10:40 a.m. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:41 a.m. by Trustee Yates. The next meeting date is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Comments by the Executive Director : Thank you, Mr. Chair, I have 3 items t o discuss this evening. First, I’d like to share the communications and technical changes that we have implemented to help the District maintain Social Distancing during this coronavirus pandemic. Our Board and Committee meetings will now include live streaming on multiple platforms for our community viewing. The public may watch our meetings live on our YouTube channel. The public will have access to a link that will allow them to view and download the materials being presented. For the Board of Trust ee meetings, individuals attending the meeting remotely will be allowed to provide public comment by noon on the day of the meeting. These comments will be read publicly into the record. In addition, our live-streamed meetings can be found on our MSD web site homepage; www.msdprojectclear.org under the About Us / Board of Trustees page. Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 4 Second, I’d like to note that on tonight’s Agenda the Board of Trustees will be electing a City appointed trustee to serve the remaining one-year term as Vice-Chair. This is number #8 on tonight’s agenda. Finally, I would like to turn the report over to Shonnah Paredes to present the Semi -Annual Diversity Report. Thank you, Mr. Chair. That concludes my Executive Director report. Shonnah Paredes, Manager of Diversity, presented to the Board the FY2020 Semi Annual Diversity report. The information covers the Capital Improvement Replacement programs, the Small Contractor Infrastructure Repairs Program, the Community Benefits Agreement activities and the Disparity Study. In capital construction, 41 projects were awarded during this period worth $86.2 million dollars. 31 were non- building projects, 8 were state funded and two fell under the 50K threshold for having goals; with one goi ng to an MBE construction firm. From the $86 million in project awards, 21.8% was committed to M/WBE construction firms for over $18.8 million dollars. The commitments were nearly split in half between both M/WBE construction firms with both receiving over $9 million each. In terms of payment, MSD paid out $111.7 million dollars with 25.5% of those payments to M/WBE on active projects. The construction workforce participation goals were 30% minority, 7% women and 40% Apprentice training for building and non-building construction projects exceeding $500,000. State funded projects have goals of 14.7% minority and 6.9% women, which applied to projects over $10,000. There was a breakdown of hours worked on Building and non-building which had a combined tot al of 316,044 hours on 103 active construction projects and State funded projects had 27 active construction projects with 64,657 hours worked. On the Construction goals for workforce utilization summary, it showed that in applying construction goals of 30% minority and 7% women across the entire capital workforce program, minorities represented 27.32% and Women had 7.8%. It also revealed that 63.19% of all apprentice hours went towards training minorities and women. In the area of design, there were 11 design contract awards totaling $2.6 million dollars with 36.87% of the spend committed to M/WBE without goals in place. Nearly 46% ($17.4 million) on professional service contracts were made to diverse companies totaling $8 million dollars. In terms of local office workforce for design professional services, we have goals of 18% minority and 32% women, we’ve maintained consistent numbers with last years 55% participation with 17.7% minorities and 37.38% women representing MSD design projects. The Small Contractor Program offers opportunities for minority and women contractors to perform MSD work as Primes. In October 2019, the threshold for bidding these projects went from $25,000 to $50,000. This is a program that has been in existence for many years where we’ve seen contractors grow their capacity to compete as prequalified contractors on more complex capital projects. The total program spend was $1.6 million with $554,879 of program dollars going to M/WBE. There was a total of 143 projects with 43 performed by M/WBE. The percentage of projects were evenly split between sanitary and storm projects across the program at 30% each. Ms. Paredes then spoke on the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) activities. She provided a brief background about the CBA and emphasized a list of topics relative to the CBA during the FY20 year. Within FY20, one meeting was held on October 30, 2019 and agenda items covered the 1.) First Source Hiring Program RFP, 2.) The CBA Steering committee, 3.) The Diversity Annual report and 4.) an update on the Disparity Study timeline. The CBA signatories were presented with a draft of the RFP for review and comment. We hope to have a new program in place in 2021. The CBA also addresses job training. MSD presented the results of its competitive selection for a workforce development job training program where BUD was awarded a grant to provide a training gateway for women, minorities, economically disadvantaged adults and high school students to offer an introduction into the construction industry with a particular focus on employment and sewer construction occupations. Through CBA initiatives, MSD is a participant of the Contractor Loan fund, which is a program designed to give minority and women business access to loans to facilitate successful participation in the industry. Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 5 To date, the Contractor loan fund has approved 38 loans for $6.5 million dollars and several MSD contactors successfully participated in the program. Other areas of focus include education and internship. Last summer, MSD sponsored five paid interns from the St. Louis Internship Program to work in Public Affairs, Information Technology, Finance and Engineering. MSD also sponsored two full ride scholarships for the SIUE Environmental Resource Training Center for Treatment Plant Operators Program. These individuals plan to take their certification exam this summer. Ms. Paredes indicated she is happy to report on the Disparity Study Update. MSD is in the analysis phase and pushing forward to stick with the schedule. Mason Tillman and Associates continue to present deliverables as promised. Once the disparity study results are final along with the workforce study, they will be presented to the board, staff and public followed by a plan of implementation. Ms. Paredes thanked the Board and ended her presentation. The Executive Director thanked the Chairman, and concluded his report. Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 6 BOARD ELECTION: Trustee Yates announced the Board Election to fill the vacancy of Vice Chair for the City Trustees. TRUSTEES, IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE BOARD TO ELECT A CITY TRUSTEE AS THE VICE-CHAIR TO FILL THE REMAINING ONE YEAR TERM OF OFFICE LEFT VACANT BY THE DEPARTURE OF TRUSTEE ANNETTE MANDEL. THE REMAINDER OF THIS TERM WILL EXPIRE ON MARCH 15, 2021. I WILL FIRST ASK THE COUNTY TRUSTEES TO NOMINATE AND SECOND AS MANY CITY TRUSTEES AS THEY WISH. ONCE THE NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED, I WILL ASK THE COUNTY TRUSTEES TO VOTE ON THOSE CITY TRUSTEES WHO WERE NOMINATED. LET’S BEGIN. DOES ANY COUNTY TRUSTEE WISH TO NOMINATE A CITY TRUSTEE FOR THE POSITION OF VICE -CHAIR? TRUSTEE YATES NOMINATED TRUSTEE FAUL FOR THE VICE CHAIR POSITION. TRUSTEE YATES THEN ASKED FOR SECONDS BY THE COUNTY TRUSTEES TO THAT NOMINATION? TRUSTEES FEHR AND SINGER SECONDED THE NOMINATION. TRUSTEE YATES THEN ASKED IF THERE WERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? THERE WERE NONE. WITH THERE BEING NO FURTHER NOMINATIONS, THE NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED. WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO THE ELECTION. COUNTY TRUSTEES, PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT YOU VOTE FOR Jim Faul FOR VICE CHAIR. TRUSTEES FEHR, SINGER AND YATES VOTED YES. TRUSTEE YATES THEN ANNOUNCED THE NEW VICE -CHAIR OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT THROUGH MARCH 15, 2021 AS Jim Faul. THIS ELECTION WA S CLOSED. Comments from the Public: • Ms. Elaine Laura – 4436 Enright Ave Ms. Laura approached the Board to discuss the service dates on the MSD bill in relation to the other utilities. Ms. Laura indicated that Kansas City, Cleveland and Baltimore water districts have start a nd end dates that do not overlap. Ms. Laura shared t hat she believed that MSD had beginning dates that overlapped with end dates from prior months; creating double billing. She asked the Board to look further into this. • Mr. Tom Sullivan – Online Submission after 3pm. - 751 Syracuse, St. Louis, MO 63130 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Board, as you start to get into the 2020-21budget, I think you should consider increasing the amount of insurance coverage for sewer backups due to overcharged sewers. It has been at $3,000 for many years while sewer bills have greatly increased. I think the coverage should go to $5,000 for property damage plus the cost of cleaning up. Last year, there was a homeowner in the news who had $9,000 in property damage from a backup. No telling what the cleanup cost was. I have seen home damages going much higher than $9,000. In recent years I believe the number of backups has decreased, so increased coverage shouldn't be stressful on the budget. Thank you for considering my comments. (Mr. Sullivan’s comments were not read at the Board meeting, but it was circulated to management and the Trustees). Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 7 CONSENT AGENDA: In the Secretary-Treasurer’s absence, Susan Myers, General Counsel, read the Board Consent and New Business items. The General Counsel asked if there were any board members who would like to pull any items for a separate vote within the Consent Agenda. Hearing none, the General Counsel informed the Board that staff would pull Ordinance #15348 for the May Board Agenda Meeting. The Consent Agenda was moved forward for Adoption. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15368 - Glenn Drive #128 Storm Sewer (11426) Making a supplemental appropriation of Seventy -Nine Thousand Dollars ($79,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for storm sewer construction in Glenn Drive #128 Storm Sewer (11426) in the City of Ballwin, 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. 21790 with Above and Below Contracting, LLC for storm sewer construction. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15369 - Bellefontaine #2 Sanitary Relief (Chambers Rd to Coburg Lands Dr) (12092) Appropriating Two Million Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,450,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer construction in Bellefontaine #2 Sanitary Relief (Chambers Rd to Coburg Lands Dr) (12092) in the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21888 with Above and Below Contracting, LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer construction. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15370 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Gateway Science Academy (13449) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Gateway Science Academy (13449) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15371 - Grand Glaize WWTF Floodwall Protection (13072) Appropriating Three Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,300,000.00) from the Improvement Fund to be used for wastewater treatment plant construction in Grand Glaize WWTF Floodwall Protection (13072) in the City of Valley Park, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21882 with KCI Construction Company for the aforesaid wastewater treatment plant construction. Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15373 - Bartolet to Paule Ave. Storm Sewer Replacement (11494) Appropriating Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for Storm sewer construction in Bartolet to Paule Ave. Storm Sewer Replacement (11494) 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. 21886 with Aztec Construction Specialties LLC for the aforesaid storm sewer construction. Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 8 Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15374 - Lower Meramec River System Improvements – Baumgartner to Fenton WWTF Tunnel (11746) Declaring the necessity for the acquisition of subterranean easements, ground easements, access easements, and temporary construction easements in certain real property within The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for the purpose of constructing a deep sewer tunnel and appurtenances in the project known as Lower Meramec River System Improvements – Baumgartner to Fenton WWTF Tunnel (11746) in the Cities of Fenton and Sunset Hills and Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri 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. 15375 - Riverport 6 Pump Station (P-781) Rehabilitation (12188) 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 constructing the Rehabilitation of Pump Station (P -781) and appurtenances in the project known as Riverport 6 Pump Station (P -781) Rehabilitation (12188) in the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri to s erve 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. 15376 - West Lockwood Sanitary Relief (11679) 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 West Lockwood Sanitary Relief (11679) in the City of Webster Groves, Missouri 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. 15380 – CCTV Inspection and Physical Inspection of Sewers (2020) (12000) Making an appropriation of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000.00) from the General Fund to be used for CCTV inspection and physical inspection of sewers, sonar inspections, laser profiling, and sewer cleaning in CCTV Inspection and Physical Inspection of Sewers (2020) (12000) in 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. 21898 with Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc . for the aforesaid CCTV inspection and physical inspection of sewers, sonar inspections, laser profiling, and sewer cleaning. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , that Ordinance Nos. 15368-15371, 15373 -15376, 15380 be Adopted. Trustee Faul asked to pull Ordinance 15348 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J . Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye UNFINISHED BUSINESS Adoption of Proposed Ordinance No. 15348 - CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Iron Workers Union Hall (13393) Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental Iron Workers Local 396, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Iron Workers Union Hall (13393) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Ordinance 15348 PULLED for May Board Agenda Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 9 NEW BUSINESS ORDINANCES Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15382, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Parking (13493) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15382 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church 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 one (1) bioretention basin. Total cost of the project is estimated at $39,800 and Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church is requesting approximately $39,800 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , that Ordinance No. 15382 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15383, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with Ranken Technical College, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – Ranken – 4300 Evans Ave (13496) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15383 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the D istrict to enter into an agreement with Ranken Technical College 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 two (2) permeable pavement areas and multiple amended soils areas. Total cost of the project is estimated at $42,000 and Ranken Technical College is requesting approximately $42,000 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, that Ordinance No. 15383 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15384, Authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into an agreement with SSM Health Care St. Louis, for cost sharing for green infrastructure construction in CSO Volume Reduction Green Infrastructure – SSM St. Mary's Hospital – South Parking Lot (13485) in the City of Richmond Heights, Missouri. Proposed Ord. No. 15384 was presented and read. This ordinance authorizes the District to enter into an agreement with SSM Health Care St. Louis 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 five (5) bioretention basins. Total cost of the project is estimated at $711,600 and SSM Health Care St. Louis is requesting approximately $711,600 reimbursement for the cost of green infrastructure. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , that Ordinance No. 15384 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15385, Appropriating Two Million Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,050,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer rehabilitation in Infrastructure Repairs (Rehabilitation) (2020) Contract B (12021) in the City of St. Louis, Various Municipalities in St. Louis County, 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. 21880 with Insituform Technologies USA, LLC for the aforesaid sanitary sewer rehabilitation. Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 10 Proposed Ord. No. 15385 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21880 consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 42,423 lineal feet of sanitary sewers varying in size from 6-inches to 60-inches in diameter utilizing cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) methods. The purpose of this project is to reduce infiltration into and to rehabilitate older, damaged and deteriorated sanitary sewers throughout the District’s boundaries. Sewers identified for rehabilitation are identified through the annual CMOM inspection program required by the Consent Decree. This project is scheduled to be completed in 365 days. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, that Ordinance No. 15385 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15386, Making an appropriation of Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for combined sewer construction in Mississippi Floodwall ORS Pump Stations Rehabilitation Phase II (12484) 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. 21908 with KCI Construction Company for combined sewer construction. Proposed Ord. No. 15386 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21908 consists of the design and construction of 12 large gates, the rehabilitation of four (4) large gates, and replacement of 14 actuators and appurtenances at the Baden Pump Station and Emergency Closure Structure; the design and construction of one (1) large gate, the design and construction of two (2) bar screens, the rehabilitation of three (3) large gates, and replacement of five (5) actuators and appurtenances at the Riverview Pump Station and Emergency Closure Structure; and the rehabilitation of one (1) large gate and replacement of two (2) actuators and appurtenances in the Riverview Collection System. The purpose of this project is to restore function, improve reliability, and increase operational efficiency of essential components in the St. Louis Flood Protection System and Overflow Regulation System. This project is scheduled to be completed in 660 days. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, that Ordinance No. 15386 be Introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15387, Making a supplemental appropriation of Three Million Three Hundred Thirty -Seven Thousand Dollars ($3,337,000.00) from the Sanitary Replacement Fund to be used for sanitary sewer construction in Riverside and Yarnell Sanitary Relief Replacement (12840) in t he City of Fenton, 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. 21793 with Unnerstall Contracting Co., LLC for sanitary sewer construction. Proposed Ord. No. 15387 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21793 consists of the construction of approximately 5,628 lineal feet of sanitary sewers varying in size from 12-inches to 42-inches in diameter and appurtenances, the rehabilitation of 4 manholes, and 5 point repairs. The purpose of this project is to remove and replace failing sanitary sewers. This project is scheduled to be completed in 540 days. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , that Ordinance No. 15387 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15388, Appropriating One Million Eight Hundred Twenty -Five Thousand Dollars ($1,825,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for channel stabilization in Kenwood – June Creek Bank Stabilization (11476) in the City of Northwoods, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21891 with JTL Landscaping, LLC for the aforesaid channel stabilization. Proposed Ord. No. 15388 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21891 consists of the construction of approximately 1,300 lineal feet of modular block wall, rock toe protections, rock lining, approximately 105 lineal feet of s torm sewers 42-inches in diameter, 165 lineal feet of landslide repair, and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to alleviate erosion threatening residential properties along Kenwood Drive and June Drive. This project is scheduled to be complet ed in 300 days. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, that Ordinance No. 15388 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 11 Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15389, Appropriating Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($280,000.00) from the Districtwide Stormwater Fund to be used for channel stabilization in Brunston Dr. #4875 Bank Stabilization (11623) in Unincorporated St. Loui s County, Missouri; and authorizing the Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into Contract No. 21885 with Two Alpha Contracting, LLC for the aforesaid channel stabilization. Proposed No. 15389 was presented and read. The work to be done under Contract #21885 consists of the construction of approximately 13 lineal feet of storm sewers 60-inches in diameter and appurtenances, 71 lineal feet of stone wall, and approximately 215 lineal feet of channel stabilization. The p urpose of this project is to alleviate moderate risk of structural erosion to the rear properties on Brunston Drive in Unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri. This project is scheduled to be completed in 180 days. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , that Ordinance No. 15389 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction of Proposed Ordinance 15390, 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 k nown as Stanwood Dr. and Belwood Dr. Storm Sewer and Bank Stabilization (11442) in the City of Normandy, Missouri 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 No. 15390 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 easements and t emporary construction easements on four (4) parcels of ground located in the City of Normandy, Missouri. The easements and temporary construction easements are needed to construct this project, which consists of the construction of approximately 250 lineal feet of natural channel stabilization, 201 lineal feet of pipe sewers, 12-inch to 30-inch in diameter, and appurtenances. The purpose of this project is to repair a retaining wall failure that threatens two storm sewer outfalls and to alleviate street f looding. Currently, the District has been unable to negotiate a settlement with the owners. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , that Ordinance No. 15390 be introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Introduction and Adoption of Proposed Ordinance 15391, Changing the salary set by Ordinance No. 15113, adopted January 10, 2019, and setting a new salary for the Executive Director of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. Proposed No. 15391 was presented and read. Section 8.070 of the District Charter requires that the salary of the Executive Director be set by Ordinance. This Ordinance increases the salary for the position of Executive Director to $219,800.00, per annum, payable in bi-weekly installments, on and after March 28, 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, that Ordinance No. 15391 be Introduced. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye The Secretary Treasurer asked if there was an objection to the suspension of the rule. Hearing None, Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seco nded by Trustee Wilson, that the ordinance No. 15391 be Adopted. Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye RESOLUTIONS: Adoption of Re solution No. 3577 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Lance E. Dial, for his 23 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from June 24, 1996, to his retirement effective April 1, 2020 Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , Adopting Resolution # 3577 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 12 Adoption of Resolution No. 3578 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Samuel G. Hudson for his 22 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from May 12, 1997, to his retirement effective April 1, 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , Adopting Resolution # 3578 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3579 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Jeff T. Jones for his 45 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from October 21, 1974, to his retirement effective April 1, 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, Adopting Resolution # 3579 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3580 - Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Keith A. Milson for his 31 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from September 6, 1988, to his retirement effective April 1, 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, Adopting Resolution # 3580 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3581 – Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Brenda F. Pitts for her 31 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from September 19, 1988, to her retirement effective April 1, 2020 Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , Adopting Resolution # 3581 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3582 – Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to John A. Ferguson for his 12 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from November 13, 2007, to his retirement effective April 1, 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson, Adopting Resolution # 3582 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3583 – Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Sammy J. Edwards for his 15 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from August 9, 2004, to his retirement effective Apri l 1, 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Wilson, seconded by Trustee Yates, Adopting Resolution # 3583 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3584 – Expressing the Board of Trustees’ appreciation to Robert L. Segar, Jr. for his 17 years of exemplary service to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from July 29, 2002, to his retirement effective April 1, 2020. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson , Adopting Resolution # 3584 Motion passed – 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates – aye; J. Faul – aye; J. Singer – aye; R. Wilson – aye; A. Fehr - aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3585 - District Rate Model Support & Feasibility Study The adoption of Resolution No. 3585 will exercise option year three (3) of the contract previously authorized by Ordinance No. 14657, adopted May 11, 2017, which authorized the Executive Director and Secretary -Treasurer on behalf of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a contract with Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc., whereby Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. would provide rate design software, training and support services; rate proposal preparation and expert testimony for anticipated future rate commission proceedings; preparation of financial feasibility studies as needed for the issuance of District bonds and assist with public communications regarding future stormwater initiatives. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson, Adopting Resolution # 3585 Motion passed — 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates— aye; J. Faul — aye; J. Singer— aye; R. Wilson— aye; A. Fehr- aye Adoption of Resolution No. 3586 - Budget Transfer Transferring unencumbered appropriated balances totaling Five Hundred Six Thousand Two Hundred Twenty -Five Dollars ($506,225.00) from the 2019A SRF Fund #2829 to the General Fund #1101 to cover the cost of commitment fees for Forward Direct Placement Series' 2021A, 2022A, 2023A and 2025A refunding bonds. Motion was made by Trustee Yates, seconded by Trustee Wilson, Adopting Resolution # 3586 Motion passed— 5 ayes Poll taken: M. Yates— aye; J. Faul — aye; J. Singer— aye; R. Wilson— aye; A. Fehr- aye ITEMS PROPOSED FOR INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING - NONE ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT MAY PROPERLY BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE BOARD Trustee Yates adjourned the meeting at 6:10 p.m. Motion to adjourn was approved by Trustee Wilson and seconded by Trustee Faul. Secretary -Treasurer Edited 5/6/20 Pg. 13