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MUC MINUTES

MARCH 2015

Municipal Utilities Commission

Minutes

March 26, 2015

The Municipal Utilities Commission met in regular session on Thursday, March 26, 2015 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

Shane Bloodsworth-Assistant Superintendent

Ed Bramble-Water Production Operator II

Expenses

Expenses for the Month of January 2015 in the amount of $104,240.83 were submitted for approval.

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

Approved.

Expenses for the Month of February 2015 in the amount of $152,002.60 were submitted for approval.

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

Approved.

Minutes

Minutes for the MUC Meeting of January 22nd, 2015 were submitted for approval. Motion to approve minutes was made by Mr. Brooks, seconded by Mr. Ford.

Approved.

Service Pump #1 Stone Boundary

Service pump #1 is back in service.

Irrigation Well Information

Mr. Forelifer of Health Dept. stated that there is no restriction for digging an irrigation well. He has clients notify MUC for our information only.

Mower Purchase

Motion was made to approve Purchase order for a new mower from Atlantic Tractor in the amount of $6400.00 by Mr. Williams seconded by Mr. Pasden.

Approved.

Job Opening

Motion to hire a new employee (Howard Bloom) to fill current vacancy was made by Mr. Brooks seconded by Mrs. Alschbach.

Approved.

Proposed FY-16 Budget

After a lengthy discussion Mr.Williams asked Mrs. Dorman to re-examine and make changes to the balanced budget of $1,857,776.00 without having to utilize any money from reserves or raising rates.

The Commission asked to have the changes on the budget sent to them via-email for their approval, so the Mayor can present it to Council at their next meeting.

Mr. Pasden said he thought we should set limits to carry forward of at least $90,000.00 from one budget year to the next.

Other

Motion to approve the purchase of a Valve Exerciser in the amount of $4400.00 was made by Mr. Williams seconded by Mr. Pasden.

Approved.

The Commission recommended that Mrs. Dorman purchase the Work Order Software under the FY-15 budget. She stated she will follow up with Edmund’s on cost and implementation.

Mrs. Dorman asked Mr. Pasden to meet with her concerning the possibility of consolidating some of our older GL accounts.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Johnson discussed street openings and repairs. He reported on the Pumpage and Billing for the Months of January and February.

Mrs. Dorman thanked Mr.Bloodsworth and Mr. Bramble for attending the meeting and answering any question the commission may have pertaining to the pump stations and the distribution side of MUC.

With no further business, a motion was made to adjourn at approximately 7:40 pm.

Respectively submitted

Chris Donovan