The Board of Trustees of the Traer Municipal Utilities met in regular session on Thursday, November 3 in Traer Municipal Hall.
Calling the meeting to order was Chairman Joe Morris at 7 p.m. Answering roll call were trustees Nick Podhajsky, Dann Larmore, Sandra Whannel. Trustees Suzanne Earley was absent.
A motion by Podhajsky was made to approve the agenda, seconded by Larmore and the motion carried. A?motion was made by Larmore to consent agenda which included the minutes of the November 3, 2011 meeting and the December Accounts payable in the amount of $`151,675.77, seconded by Whannel, and the motion carried.
General manager Stief updated the board on the wind turbine, informing them that the turbine began production in November.
The board passed a resolution to approve the new water rates to pay back the funds borrowed to pay for the water tower repairs and increased salt costs. The rate increase to each customer will be 4.40% which is roughly a $1 a month increase to each customer. Customers will see this increase in their February bill.
The board discussed the review process for evaluating Stief. Board member Larmore will perform the annual reviews along with board member Podhajsky.
Stief informed the board that the linemen are in the process of working on the downtown Christmas lights. As in previous years, TMU is performing the labor and the building owners will pay for the bulbs.
Having no other business the meeting was adjourned.
The next regular meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.