Cellular service antennas on PUC agenda today

NEW ULM – The Public Utilities Commission will consider approving today a lease agreement that would allow Midwest Wireless Communications to place 12 antennas on the Airport Water Tower for cellular service. If approved, the antennas would be installed after the tower is repainted. The annual rental rate for 12 antennas is approximately $34,000 annually or about $2,800 per month.

The PUC will also consider authorizing a change order for construction of the Back Pressure Steam Turbine Project. The change order would increase the project by $7,869. The project involves the installation of the AirClean Technologies Back Pressure Steam Turbine (BPST) generator and control systems in the power plant. It has been reviewed and recommended engineering consultant by Martin Mechanical.

In other action:

Finance Director Reg Vorwerk will give a presentation on the comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2013.

City Manager Brian Gramentz will give an update on utility operation for the month, which includes information on the Nehls Park water tower sandblasting, transmission line pole repairs, and the pressure reducing valve project.

The PUC meets at 5 p.m. today in city hall.

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