City Commission August Voting Meeting Final Agenda

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The Frankfort City Commission's August voting meeting will be held this Monday (the 24th) at City Hall (315 W. Second Street) at 5:00 pm. The full agenda is posted below.

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Sellus Wilder
Frankfort City Commissioner
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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS August 24, 2009

REGULAR MEETING 5:00 P.M. (EDT)

315 WEST SECOND STREET

FRANKFORT, KY 40601

502/875-8500

1. INVOCATION Rev. Louis Newby, First Corinthian Baptist

Church,

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE John Hammond
ROLL CALL

MINUTES July 27, 2009 Regular Meeting; August 10, 2009 Work Session; August 13, 2009 Work Session

2. CEREMONIAL ITEMS

2.1 Background: The Board of Commissioners traditionally recognizes City employees who are retiring or are being promoted within the various City departments. At this meeting, the following individuals will be recognized:
Sewer Eugene Moore, promoted from Plant Operator IV to Plant Superintendent

Public Works Bob Tillett, Public Works Assistant, retiring after 9 years service

2.2 Background: Frankfort Transit was recently presented the New Freedom and JARC award by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYC). Additionally, KTC presented the Manager of the Year award to Frankfort Transit Superintendent Betty Burris. Attached are the award presentation comments.
Attachments:

Award presentation comments

3. CITIZEN COMMENTS
4. ORDINANCES

4.1 SECOND READING: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 52 Of The Frankfort Code Of Ordinances Concerning Sewers, Specifically , To Revise Chapters 52.02, 52.04, 52.05, 52.07, 52.08, 52.46, 52.48, 52.50, 52.51, 52.52, 52.53, and 52.99 to more suitably accommodate residential customers, particularly pertaining to fines and penalties.

Purpose: To amend portions of Chapter 52 of the City of Frankfort, Kentucky Code of Ordinances for the purposes of revising sections of the Sewer Use Ordinance.
Background: During this recent review of the SUO, several sections were determined to need minor modifications.

This Ordinance had its first reading on July 27, 2009.

Recommendation: Approval
Attachments:

Ordinance

Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., PE

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov
4.2 SECOND READING: An Ordinance amending Frankfort Code of Ordinances Chapter 37.32, Pay Plan, to establish Pay Plan P; and Section 37.42, Pay For Members of Fire and Police Divisions, to correct and simplify the Fire Department pay scale.

Purpose: The attached Exhibit P, in conjunction with the change to Section 37.32 modifies the city's salary scales to allow the flexibility needed to accommodate salary increases in increments other than 3%. The new structure, Exhibit P/Pay Plan, sets minimum, midpoint, and maximum salaries for each pay grade. The minimum salary for each pay grade is approximately the same as Step A in the previous structure (Pay Plan O). The maximum salary for each grade is approximately the same as Step N in the previous pay structure.

The modification to Section 37.42 adds the Emergency Medical Services Director to the chart in paragraph (C), where it should have been previously. In addition, to simplify the hourly rates in the pay structure, a new and separate set of pay grades (grades 20-35) were created to more accurately reflect earnings for Fire Department employees assigned to platoon (24 on/48 off) work schedules. Each applicable Fire Department job classification is being assigned to a new pay grade in the new series. Having separate pay grades for positions assigned to platoon work schedules will simplify the pay structure and make it more accurate for Fire Department employees and easier to understand.
Background: This Ordinance will change the structure of the City's pay grades, moving from a defined step system to more of an open range concept. The change to Section 37.32 accommodates the recent ordinance that reduced employee longevity increases from 3% to 1%. In addition, it would provide the flexibility to provide other salary adjustments in the future that are in increments other than 3%. The change to 37.42 corrects and simplifies the pay scale for the Fire Department.
This Ordinance had its first reading on July 27, 2009.

Recommendation: Approval
Attachment:

Ordinance

Contact Person

Name: Rob Moore Randy Donahue

Title: City Solicitor Director

Department: Human Resources

Phone: 502/227-2271 502/875-8500

Email: rmoore@hazelcox.com rdonahue@frankfort.ky.gov

4.3 SECOND READING: An Ordinance decreasing the width of the right of way for Canty Way and abandoning property to M & W, LLC.
Purpose: To decrease the width of the righty of way for Canty Way, and abandoning the excess property to M & W, LLC.

Background: M & W, LLC has requested the City to abandon a portion of the right of way to Canty Way because it will not be used. Accordingly, the purpose of this ordinance is to abandon that part of the right of way for Canty Way that exceeds a width of 88.75 feet. The larger right of way (118.60 feet) will not be needed because the Canty property is now subject to a conservation easement and will not be developed. Ownership of the abandoned portion of the right of way to Canty Way will be conveyed to M & W, LLC.

This Ordinance had its first reading on July 27, 2009.

Recommendation: Approval
Attachments:

Ordinance
Request letter

Contact Persons

Name: Robert Moore Gary Muller

Title: City Solicitor Director,

Department: Planning and Building Codes

Phone: 502/227-2271 502/875-8500

Email: rmoore@hazelcox.com gmuller@frankfort.ky.gov

4.4 PUBLIC HEARING AND FIRST READING: An Ordinance Fixing the Rate of Taxation for the Year 2009 on all Tangible Property subject to tax, Trust and Insurance Companies, Public Service Companies and Levying said tax for all City purposes.
Purpose: The purpose of this item is to consider an ordinance setting the tax rate for 2009 Ad Valorem Taxes (allowing a 4% increase) and setting the rate for 2009 Insurance Taxable Capital Taxes.

Background: Proposed rates for 2009 are as follows (for General Fund Purposes):
1. Ad Valorem 20.8 cents

2. Insurance Taxable Capital 15.0 cents
Rates are levied for each $100 valuation.
The 2008 Ad Valorem Tax rate was set at 20.1 cents.

Financial Analysis: The rates will be 20.8 cents for 2009 and as a result the city will net an additional $124,665 due to the change. Included in the increase is $13,833 derived from new property.

Recommendation: Approval
Attachment:

Public Hearing Notice
Ordinance

Contact Person:

Name: Steve Dawson

Title: Director

Department: Finance

Phone: 502/875-8500

Email sdawson@frankfort.ky.gov

 

4.5 FIRST READING: An Ordinance fixing the rate of taxation for the year 2010 on all motor vehicles and levying said tax for all City purposes.
Purpose: The purpose of this item is to consider an ordinance to set the tax rate for motor vehicles for the year 2010 at 22.7 cents per $100 valuation.
Background: The tax rate must be set no later than 10-1-09 as required by the Kentucky Department of Revenue. The tax rate proposed for 2010 is the same rate as approved for 2009.

Recommended: Approval

 

Attachment:

Ordinance

Contact Person:

Name: Steve Dawson

Title: Director

Department: Finance

Phone 502/875-8500

Email: Sdawson@frankfort.ky.gov

4.6 FIRST READING: An Ordinance amending Frankfort Code of Ordinances Chapter 37, Section 37.11, Compensatory Leave and Section 37.16, Overtime.

Purpose: To implement recommendations of the Mercer Consulting report relating to payment of overtime and accrual of compensatory time.

Background: The Frankfort Code of Ordinances (FCO) Sections 37.11 and 37.16 currently spell out how overtime is calculated and how exempt employees accrue and utilize compensatory time. Mercer recommended the City review it's rules in this area and modify if necessary to only pay overtime when required by federal and state laws, and to allow non-exempt employees the choice of accruing compensatory time (at the time-and one-half rate) in lieu of being paid overtime (at the time-and one-half rate). Overtime (37.16) and Compensatory Time (37.11) are currently covered in two sections of the FCO. The two issues are very interrelated and similar, so language has been simplified and placed into one section (37.11).
The current section on overtime requires the city to count scheduled hours (as opposed to only counting hours actually worked) towards the 40 hours in a week that trigger compensating at the time and one-half rate. This proposed change, more aligned to the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), only counts hours actually worked.

The FCO currently only allows exempt employees to accrue compensatory time. The proposed change expands this to allow non-exempt employees the option to do so as well. The proposed change also increases the maximum accruals and payout options to better align them with FLSA and common employer practices.
This amendment is to take effect on January 5, 2010.

Recommendation: Approval

Financial Impact: It is anticipated that the changes will reduce overtime expenditures beginning in calendar year 2010.

Attachment:

Ordinance

Contact Person

Name: Randy Donahue

Title: HR Director

Department: City Manager/Human Resources

Phone: 502/875-8500

Email: rdonahue@frankfort.ky.gov
4.7 FIRST READING: An Ordinance to amend the City of Frankfort's Code of Ordinances " Chapter 90 "Animals; by amending Section 90.01; 90.07; and 90.27.
Purpose: To amend the criteria for stockyards within the City and to amend the criteria of a public nuisance animal within Chapter 90.

Background: During the City Commission's work session on August 13, 2009, staff gave an overview of the status of a suspended zoning violation that concerned a farm animal within the City and additional similar violations that were also suspended. Proposed language was provided by staff, and the Commission agreed to move the item forward.

The proposed language is consistent with KRS 247.4015.

Recommendation: Approval

Attachment:

Ordinance

Contact Person

Name: Gary Muller

Title: Director

Department: Planning and Building Codes

Phone: 502/875-8500

Email: gmuller@frankfort.ky.gov

4.8 FIRST READING: An Ordinance rezoning property for a 1.52 acres of property located at 700-730 Wilkinson Blvd, more specifically described as PVA map #061-00-00-101.00, from SG " Government District (SG) to High Density Multifamily District (RH).

Purpose: Approval of a zone map amendment from SG " Government District (SG) to High Density Multifamily District (RH) for a 1.52 acre tract for property located at 700-730 Wilkinson Blvd, more specifically described as PVA map #061-00-00-101.00.

Background: KRS requires that a public hearing be held by the Planning Commission and that the Planning Commission's recommendation be forwarded to the Local Government.

In accordance with Article 4, Section 4.424, upon the sale, transfer or release of property by any government, the Planning Commission is to evaluate the property (located at 700-730 Wilkinson Blvd., which is currently Zoned SG " Government District) and shall establish the most appropriate zoning district available under this ordinance for that land. Yellow Brick Properties have been approved to purchase this property currently owned by the Frankfort Housing Authority and desire to continue the use and operate the property as multi-family rental property. The site currently has 30 units (62 bedrooms) and the current density of the site is 19.73 units per acres which is consistent with the RH " High Density Multifamily District (24 u/a).

Should the City Commission desire to not follow the Planning Commission's recommendation, then the item is to be tabled and a request for a verbatim transcript of the Planning Commission meeting, which must be obtained before the item can be heard by the City Commission. The City Commission will then be required to make their own findings of fact based on the verbatim transcript or hold its own public hearing and then make findings of fact. Any action by the City Commission is to be limited to only the findings and testimony given during the Planning Commission hearing and no additional evidence or testimony is to be received unless a new public hearing is held by the City Commission.

On August 13, 2009, the Frankfort-Franklin County Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider a zone map amendment request for this property. The public hearing was closed, the testimony and report was accepted as the summary, made 6 findings of fact, and motioned to recommend approval of a zone map amendment from SG " Government District (SG) to High Density Multifamily District (RH); based on the findings of fact. The motion to recommend approval of the requested zone map amendment passed unanimously.

Recommendation: Approval

Attachments:

Ordinance
Adopted Findings of Facts
Staff Report reviewed by the Frankfort/Franklin County Planning Commission
Minutes from the August 13, 2009 meeting (to be made available upon completion)

Contact Person

Name: Gary Muller

Title: Director of Planning and Building Codes

Department: Planning and Building Codes

Phone: 502/875-8500

Email: Gmuller@frankfort.ky.gov

4.9 FIRST READING: An Ordinance amending Frankfort Code of Ordinances Chapter 40, Section 40.32, Number of Fire Personnel; Grades and Ratings.
Purpose: To consider amending the ordinance describing the positions in the Fire Department and allowing for the addition of a second Assistant Chief.
Background: The current section of the ordinance defines the number of positions in each rank and position in the Fire Department and some of the numbers of position are not accurate. This revision removes the listing of numbers of positions so that as those authorized numbers change the ordinance will remain accurate in that it will list ranks and positions only (consistent with the ordinance 40.48 defining Police Department ranks and positions).
The revision will also allow for a second rank of Assistant Chief

Financial Analysis: No additional cost will be incurred.

Recommendation: Approval
Attachments:

Ordinance

Contact Person

Name: Wallace Possich

Title: Fire Chief

Department.: Fire

Phone: 502/875-8511

Email: wpossich@frankfort.ky.gov
ORDERS
5.1 An Order agreeing to pay the amount of $36,500.00 To CCEIDA, with said monies to be used to pay John And Pat Hanley.

Purpose: To determine whether the Board of Commissioners wishes to enter into an Agreement with CCEIDA providing for the payment of the amount of $36,500.00 to CCEIDA, with said funds to be used to make the payment due to John and Pat Hanley, in return for CCEIDA's agreement to repay the City and Franklin County as soon as sufficient monies are generated from the sale of property or from other sources.

Background: CCEIDA has requested that the City of Frankfort agree to pay $36,500.00 of a $73,000 loan payment due to John and Pat Hanley in connection with the purchase by CCEIDA of land for the Hanley Lane Industrial Park. CCEIDA does not have sufficient funds to make the payment due the Hanleys at this time and is therefore requesting the City to pay the amount of $36,500.00 and Franklin County to pay the amount of $36,500.00.
CCEIDA was unable to make the $73,000.00 payment when due and the payment is now delinquent. CCEIDA will agree to repay the City and the County the amount loaned out of the proceeds of the sale of real property owned by CCEIDA or other funds as they become available.

Financial Analysis: The City will make a payment of $36,500.00 to CCEIDA, with said funds to be used to make the payment due John and Pat Hanley, if the Board of Commissioners authorizes said payment. Payment to be made from the General Fund " Capital Improvement Account.
Attachment:

Order

Contact Persons:

Name: Rob Moore Steve Dawson

Title: City Solicitor Director

Department: Finance

Phone: 502/227-2271 502/875-8500

Email: rmoore@hazelcox.com sdawson@frankfort.ky.gov

6. RESOLUTIONS

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR

Items on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine by the Board of Commissioners and will be enacted by one motion and one vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Board member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered separately. The City Manager will read the items recommended for approval.
7.1 To authorize an award to Siemens Water Technologies Corporation, F/K/A US Filter Envirex Products for the purchase of Bioxide for odor control and pipe corrosion in the pump stations and collection system (Sewer Department).

Purpose: The purpose of this item is to consider an award to Siemens Water Technologies Corporation, F/K/A US Filter Envirex Products for the purchase of Bioxide for odor control and pipe corrosion in the pump stations and collection system.
Background: In 1994, the Sewer Department began using Bioxide as a chemical means of controlling odors in pump stations and corrosion in concrete pipes in the collection system. Bioxide is a patented product and cannot be bid due to territorial restrictions by distributors. The unit price for the product is $2 per gallon. The Sewer Department uses approximately 20,000 gallons per year throughout the system for a total expenditure of approximately $40,000 annually.
Financial Analysis: Funds are available in the amount of $40,000 in Account #300.68.54335.
Recommendation: Approval
Attachments: None

Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., PE

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov
7.2 To authorize a Sewer Extension Contract with M & W, LLC for Parkside Development located at Canty Drive in Frankfort, Kentucky (Sewer Department).

Purpose: To approve a contract with M & W, LLC for Parkside Development located at Canty Drive in Frankfort, Kentucky which is zoned commercial with 1 lot, with improvements including 6 new manholes, 1,503 feet of 8-inch SDR 35 pipe serving parcel F of Parkside Development.

Background: Prior to acceptance of discharge from a development into the municipal sanitary sewer and acceptance of the development's collection by the Department, a contract must be entered into between the developer and the City of Frankfort.

The City Solicitor is reviewing the contract. Sanitary sewer plans and specifications have been prepared and submitted to the Department for review and approval. The Division of Water will review the sanitary sewer plans and specifications after commission approval. Final acceptance is contingent upon completion of the 30-day waiting period for testing after construction is completed.
Recommendation: Approval
Attachment:

Sewer Extension Contract (under Attorney review)

Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., P.E.

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov
7.3 To authorize a Sewer Extension Contract with Shaker Hill Properties, LLC for the Twilight Trail Industrial Park located on Twilight Trail in Frankfort, Kentucky (Sewer Department).
Purpose: To approve a contract with Shaker Hill Properties, LLC for the Twilight Trail Industrial Park located on Twilight Trail in Frankfort, Kentucky which is zoned commercial with 2 lots, with improvements including 4 new manholes, 732 feet of 8-inch SDR 35 pipe serving 2 lots along Twilight Trail Rd.
Background: Prior to acceptance of discharge from a development into the municipal sanitary sewer and acceptance of the development's collection by the Department, a contract must be entered into between the developer and the City of Frankfort.

The City Solicitor is reviewing the contract. Sanitary sewer plans and specifications have been prepared and submitted to the Department for review and approval. The Division of Water will review the sanitary sewer plans and specifications after commission approval. Final acceptance is contingent upon completion of the 30-day waiting period for testing after construction is completed.
Recommendation: Approval
Attachment:

Sewer Extension Contract (under Attorney Review)

Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., P.E.

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov
7.4 To authorize renewal of Technical Service Support Agreement for Monitors/Defibrillators (Fire & EMS).
Purpose: To consider renewal of technical service support agreement with Physio-Control, Inc. for providing maintenance and service for eleven LifePak 10, eight LifePak 12, five LifePak 1000, and five battery support systems, for a three year term.

Background: The current three year contract for service, maintenance and repairs for monitor/defibrillators expires September 2, 2009. Contract renewal will provide for continuous service on the defibrillators, all accessories, paddles, and battery support systems. Physio-Control is the sole vendor capable of providing this service in that all the current units are the Physio-Control/Medtronic brand. The new contract is for a three year period to expire on 9/2/2012 at $31,609.00 payable in quarterly installments of $2,634.08. Physio-Control has provided this service to the City for 18 years in a very satisfactory manner.

Financial Analysis: Funds budgeted in Account No. 100.41.53250

Recommendation: Approval
Attachment: Technical Service Support Agreement

Contact Person

Name: Wallace Possich

Title Fire Chief

Department: Fire

Phone: 502-875-8511

Email: wpossich@frankfort.ky.gov
7.5 To authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement between Biologics, Inc. and the City of Frankfort (Human Resources).

Purpose: To authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement with Biologics to provide oncology management services under the City Employee Health Insurance Benefit program.
Background: This agreement with Biologics details the services Biologics will provide in coordination with the employee health insurance program. Biologics assists the plan administrators in containments of pharmacy costs associated with cancer treatments, as well as providing services to the employee or covered dependent in finding and choosing the best available options for treatment. This agreement is for a three-year period with up to five (5) optional one year extensions.
Recommendation: Approval

Financial Impact: Unpredictable, costs incurred only if necessary and when services are utilized.
Attachment:

Renewal Agreement

Contact Person

Name: Randy Donahue

Title: HR Director

Department: City Manager/Human Resources

Phone: 502/875-8500

Email: rdonahue@frankfort.ky.gov
7.6 To ratify the award of a contract with CC Moore for an emergency repair of a collapsed sewer along Oaklawn Drive (Sewer Department).

Purpose: Ratify the award of a contract with CC Moore for an emergency repair of a collapsed sewer along Oaklawn Drive.

Background: In late May of this year the Sewer Department discovered a collapsed sewer along Oaklawn Drive. Upon investigation it was determined that the sewer was deeper, 18 to 20 feet, than the department could safely repair with in-house forces. The Sewer Department then contacted CC Moore to make the repair. After mobilizing on site and exposing the section of collapsed sewer, CC Moore attempted to make the point repair, but due to the age and condition of the pipe, they had to expose an additional length of pipe, which was also in the same condition. After an internal investigation of the pipe it was determined that the pipe was in such a state of repair that the entire pipe run, manhole to manhole (approximately 470 feet with 2 new manholes), was necessary.
The contract under which CC Moore did the repair work was the unit price contract that they have with the city. Total price of the emergency repair is not to exceed $75,000.

Financial Analysis: Funds are available in Account No. 300.68.53250

Recommendation: Approval

Attachment: None
Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., PE

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov
7.7 To authorize amendment of a professional services contract to Jordan, Jones, and Goulding (JJG) for design of the Two Creeks Sewer Collection System (Sewer Department).
Purpose: The purpose of this item is to consider amending a contract to Jordan, Jones, and Goulding for Engineering Design Services for the Two Creeks #2 Pump Station, Two Creeks #3 Pump Station, and Goshen Pump Station.

Background: In December 2007 the Sewer Department accepted Statements of Qualifications from engineering firms for prequalification into the Wet Weather Program. The Sewer Department received Statements of Qualifications from 27 firms. Upon review of the Statements of Qualifications, a short-list of 3 firms was interviewed for the Two Creeks Project. Two members of the Sewer Department participated in the interviews of the short-listed firms.

Based upon the presentations and the firm's responses to questions by members of the selection committee, the selection committee unanimously recommended that the project be awarded to Jordon, Jones, and Goulding (JJG).

A contract for preliminary design and evaluation was awarded to JJG in June of 2008. This Amendment #3 is for additional cost associated with a change of location for the design of the pump station at a lump sum of $11,868.00.
Original Agreement $ 55,000

Amendment No. 1 $ 27,600

Amendment No. 2 $ 263,500

Amendment No. 3 $ 11,868

TOTAL CONTRACT $ 357,968
Financial Analysis: Funds are available in Sewer Account No. 300.68.54390
Recommendation: Approval
Attachment:

Amendment 3 Agreement.

Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., PE

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov
7.8 To authorize award of an engineering contract to HMB Professional Engineers for Rehabilitation of Oxidation Ditch # 2 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (Sewer Department).
Purpose: The purpose of this item is to consider awarding an engineering contract to HMB Professional Engineers for Rehabilitation of Oxidation Ditch # 2 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Background: Two of the three oxidation ditches at the Wastewater Treatment Plant have been in operation for 30 years. These two ditches are mechanically in a serious state of disrepair. HMB will provide design and bidding services for the replacement equipment.

The design and bidding, in the amount of $90,500, only covers oxidation ditch number 2 at the present time, but it is anticipated that the design selected will also be utilized for oxidation ditch number 1.

During the recent energy audit, several energy saving recommendations were made; these recommendations will be evaluated by HMB for incorporation into the design.
Financial Analysis: Funds available in Account No. 300.68.54390.

Recommendation: Approval

Attachment:

Engineering Agreement


Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., PE

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov
7.9 Personnel Action Employee Department Effective Date Other

Appointment Isaac Gleason Sewer 9-8-09 Plant Operator Trainee

Promotion Eugene Moore Sewer 8-25-09 Promotion from Plant

Operator IV to Plant Superintendent

Retirement Bob Tillett Public Works 8-31-09 Public Works Assistant;

authorize payment of all accrued leave as of effective date
* Conditional Offer of Employment

John Baker, Patrol Officer I, Police Department


*Contingent upon successful completion of physical, psychological, polygraph, and drug screen examinations.
Attachment:

Bob Tillett retirement letter

Contact Person

Name: Randy Donahue

Title: Director

Department: Human Resources

Phone: 502/875-8500

Email: rdonahue@frankfort.ky.gov

8. BOARD APPOINTMENTS
9. OLD BUSINESS
10. NEW BUSINESS

10.1 To consider authorizing a bid award to Solvay Chemicals to provide chemicals for disinfection of wastewater (Sewer Department).

Purpose: The purpose of this item is to consider a bid award to Solvay Chemicals to provide Peracetic Acid (PAA) for disinfection of discharged wastewater.
Background: During switch out of the recently completed ozone system, the Sewer Department used PAA as a temporary disinfectant. As part of the recently completed energy audit, HDR recommended utilizing PAA as a permanent disinfectant and utilize the new ozone system as backup. The annual cost for PAA is estimated at $125,000, while the annual cost for liquid oxygen is estimated at $205,000 with a projected flow of 6.5 million gallons per day. In addition it is estimated that the Sewer Department could save an additional $25,000 to $30,000 annually in electrical energy cost.

Peracetic Acid is a proprietary chemical available only from Solvay Chemicals. In January 2008 the Sewer Department opened bids for temporary chemical disinfection and Solvay Chemicals was the only bidder for PAA. Solvay Chemicals is offering to provide PAA at the same unit price as was bid in January 2008 for a period of 3 years.

Financial Analysis: Funding is available in Account No. 300.68.56550.
Recommendation: Approval
Attachments: None
Contact Person

Name: William R. Scalf, Jr., PE

Title: Director

Department: Sewer

Phone: 502/875-2448

Email: wscalf@frankfort.ky.gov

11. ADJOURNMENT

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