|The City of McGrath has provided training funds within the utility budgets and actively ensures employee participation in training opportunities provided by outside agencies.
Administrator Natalie Baumgartner attended both the Personnel Management for Rural Utilities workshop, March 19-23, 2012 and the Planning Management for Rural Utilities workshop April 23-27, 2012. She was an active participant in the trainings, and returned to McGrath with strong intentions of implementing ideas garnered from the workshops.
A monthly preventative maintenance check list is generated for the water utility. The check list includes maintenance for the pumps, alarm battery backup system, exercising of unused valves, clean the chlorination injection point, chlorination vat of sentiment every six months and other maintenance of the utility equipment and facility.
AMLJIA has provided the water utility with a safety check list and it is available in the utility and administrator's office. This is used as a guide for safety meetings.
There have been no major problems or outages to date with the current utiltiy employees.
The operators and foreman report to the administrator or directly the council when the administrator deems it is appropriate. The foreman or operator reports to the council when clarity is needed on specific information regarding the utility plant. Routine operations are reported to the administrator and then forwarded to the council at a council meeting.
The City of McGrath has a current distributed CCR and a copy is on file at the utility.
The City of McGrath is not on the current SNC list.
The utility has an inventory control list and critical spare parts list and copies were provided.