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News : Trenton Board Of Public Works Addresses Generator Issues At Latest Meeting
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/5 9:41:19 (272 reads) News by the same author

The Trenton Board of Public Works yesterday evening approved a company from Rolla to install equipment on 12 diesel powered electric generators to meet government air quality standards.

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CSE Enterprises LLC bid $231,000 to provide the labor and some of the materials. TMU is providing other equipment for the job. The amount of the CSE bid is expected to be reduced slightly by a change order.

The $231,0000 quote from CSE Enterprises was by far the lowest of 3 received--- and much lower than anticipated. It was about $298,000 less than the second lowest quote and $513,000 less than the highest bid.

Board of Public Works Chairman, Robert Day, indicated a bid that low made him nervous.

However, Trenton Municipal Utilities Director, Chad Davis, and Ken Fairchild of the engineering and design firm Olsson associates, both recommended CSE after references for the company were checked. All 4 members of the Board of Public Works approved
the bid from CSE Enterprises of Rolla. It was mentioned the company uses sub-contractors.

The bids are to be considered by the Trenton City Council Monday night.

TMU has until May 1st to meet an Environmental Protection Agency deadline to have the air quality work completed.

The diesel generators produce electricity for a grid when called upon. For having that ability, TMU receives electric credits.

The Trenton Board of Public Works yesterday evening also unanimously approved Olsson Associates to certify the planned upgrades to the diesel powered electric generators meet government standards. Olsson Associates is to be paid up to $48,000 ---depending on its time and expenses.

The Board of Public Works, in December, approved more than $325,000 worth of equipment for the diesel powered electric generator project. The equipment was purchased from a Houston, Texas firm (DCL America).

Since the bid from CSE Enterprises for the installation was less than anticipated, TMU Director, Chad Davis, said plans to replace poles on a TMU electric transmission line can be included in Certificates of Participation financing. That's the financing approved by the Board of Public Works and the City Council for projects in the electric and waste water departments.

Originally, TMU anticipated using cash reserves for the pole replacements. However, the Board of Public Works has been expressing concern about declining reserve funds in the Electric Department. So, including the pole replacements among the Certificates of Participation projects helps the reserve fund in the near term.

Some 43 wooden poles are to be replaced with concrete poles on a transmission line from the power plant substation to the north substation.

A similar project was done in the years 2011 and 2012 on another transmission line. That one involved 55 poles.

The Trenton Board of Public Works also held a workshop last night to work on the TMU budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1st.

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