The Traer Municipal Utilities Board met in regular session on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Municipal Hall. Present were Joe Morris, Dann Larmore, Sandra Whannel, Suzanne Earley, Pat Stief and City Clerk Jon Panfil. Nick Podhajsky was absent.
The board addressed the EPA hearing on the possible extension of the deadline for compliance with their new regulations. The decision is expected to be handed down May 22. The current limit on generators that the city can run is 60 hours, and the city is optimistic that it will not have to install additional capacity.
The board also discussed the mayor's contract on the Magna Building, and the 12 parties that were contacted on the possible sale of the building. The city must wait for the environmental report before taking any action on the purchase or improvement of the building.
There were five bids on the sale of the van the city was looking to get rid of, ranging from $500 to $2,000. The board approved the high bid, and approved the acceptance of the second-highest bid should the high bidder fail to purchase the van.
Citizen input was given by Ellen Young, who talked about the Tama County Economic Development Commission's hiring of a new director. Heath Kellogg, who is set to begin this month, is a native of Montour.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board will be Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Municipal Hall.