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MUC Minutes

October 23, 2014

Municipal Utilities Commission

Minutes

October 23, 2014

The Municipal Utilities Commission met in regular session on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at the Municipal Utilities Commission conference room at 410 Academy St., Cambridge, Md. Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley convened the meeting at approximately 6:30 pm.

Present: Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley

Norma Alschbach-MUC Commissioner

Joe Brooks-MUC Commissioner

Glenn Ford-MUC Commissioner

Andy Pasden-MUC Commissioner

Steve Williams-MUC Commissioner

Jane Dorman-MUC Water Resource Administrator

Kevin Johnson-Superintendent-MUC

Emmanuel Johnson-Guest

Sandy Wilson-Guest

Cathy Burtman-Guest

Frank Cooke-Guest

Mr. Emmanuel Johnson-Waugh Church

Mr. Johnson presented to the Commission a community garden project that would involve both adults and children from the community. Mr. Johnson attended the meeting to also gather information on the cost and what would be the best option for his plan.

Mrs. Dorman explained to him that one option would be to install a new service, the other to tie in to the existing one and the cost associated with each of these options for reducing the cost.

Mrs. Dorman will supply Mr. Johnson with a rate chart.

After further discussion it was decided that he would return at a later date with his decision.

Commissioner Frank Cooke-City of Cambridge

Mr. Cooke explained how he had submitted several options to the city on how to generate new revenue and how antenna space is marketable. He informed the Commission that he has been looking around the city to find options. At this time he is interested in the water towers. He has contacted Mr. Tinsley Meekins who specializes in the marketing and installation of these type antennas and requested permission from the Commission to bring Mr. Meekins to this site for further evaluation.

Mr. Cooke expressed that he would not infringe on any existing contract’s that are in place at this time.

Mrs. Dorman asked what percentage of the revenue would MUC get. Mr. Cooke said he would have to take that back to the City Council to make that decision.

Mr. Williams commended Mr. Cooke on the time and effort that he has put in gathering the extensive information provided to the Commission.

Mr. Williams also told Mr. Cooke that our maintenance contacts would have to be signed off by Utility Service, before any agreement could be accepted.

Mr. Cooke will come back at a later date with a follow up on his findings.

Expenses

Expenses for the Month of September 2014 in the amount of $144,715.42 were submitted for approval.

Motion to approve the expenses was made by Mr. Brooks, seconded by Mr. Pasden.

Approved.

Minutes

Minutes for the MUC Meeting of September 25th, 2014, were submitted for approval.

Motion to approve minutes was made by Mr. Pasden, seconded by Mrs. Alschbach.

Approved.

MUC Holiday Schedule

Due to the Holiday schedule the next meeting is scheduled for December 4th 2014, at 6 o’clock. This will cover MUC meetings for both November and December.

Nathan’s Ave Well

Mrs. Dorman informed the Commission that we have our temporary certificate of potability until we get our construction permit. There could be additional cost associated with this permit, however it is unknown at this time. She will continue to update the Commission as any changes occur.

Lead & Copper Testing

All of the Lead and Copper Testing has been completed. We have met all requirements for three years.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Johnson discussed street openings and repairs. He reported on the Pumpage and Billing for the Month of September.

Other

Mrs. Dorman informed the Commission that Oak Hill has been completed. The final piping has been laid. We still have to pressure test, chlorinate and send off samples to the lab.

Mrs. Dorman requested permission to get pricing with the intent to purchase a new fence to secure the lot and building where the shop is located. She informed the Commission of several things that have occurred at this location, use of our private dumpster, theft of our topsoil and trespassing.

Motion to get pricing was made by Mr. Pasden, seconded by Mrs. Alschbach.

Approved.

The Mayor suggested we email the prices for the Commission to approve so we can take this to Council by Nov. 10th to block off that area.

Closed Executive Session

A motion was made by Mr. Brooks to go into closed executive session to discuss personnel seconded by Mr. Pasden and Mr. Williams.

Approved.

With no further business, a motion was made to adjourn at approximately 7:35 pm.

Respectively submitted

Chris Donovan