Lamar Utilities Board meeting of July 9, 2024

Board member Roger Stagner was not present at the meeting. Minutes from the June 25, 2024 meeting were approved.  The board voted unanimously to approve purchase orders 630069 through 630110, which totaled $797,284.97.  As usual, the largest purchase order amount was to ARPA, this month in the amount of $730,861.58.  Other large orders were for wind turbine parts and wire.  Payment for bills in the amount of $481,644.60 were also approved unanimously. This month’s largest bills were: $187,956.20 to Altec Industries, Inc.; $72,713.18 to CIRSA; $41,565.59 for the county health pool; $30,000 to City of Lamar for L&P reserve and $11,875 to City of Lamar for the General Fund.

System Operating Report:  Superintendent Hourieh reported that crews have completed installation of the 25kv, 3 phase underground line extension at 1002 N. Main Street.  The new service will power a 150kva pad-mount transformer 120/208v for Arby’s restaurant.  Also completed was installation of 277 feet of overhead single phase, 25kv line extension at 35590 Highway 287 in Wiley.  The new service will power a 50kva,120/240v RV park.  The electric maintenance crew completed the installation of two lightning detection devices at the swimming pool and at Merchant Field ballpark.  The crews completed the annual ARPA bucket and pole top rescue training that was held in La Junta.  Due to excessive gearbox vibration, wind turbine T-2 was taken offline pending borescope inspection by Renew Energy.

The next meeting of the board will be Tuesday, July 23, at noon at the Light and Power offices.

By: Barbara Crimond 

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