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MUC MINUTES

FEBRUARY 2016

Municipal Utilities Commission

Minutes

February 25th, 2016


The Municipal Utilities Commission met in regular session on Thursday, February 25th, at the Municipal Utilities Commission conference room at 410 Academy St., Cambridge, Md. Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley convened the meeting at approximately 5:30 pm.

Present: Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley

Glenn Ford-MUC Commissioner

Steve Williams-MUC Commissioner

Joe Brooks-MUC Commissioner

Andy Pasden-MUC Commissioner

Jane Dorman-MUC Water Resource Administrator

Kevin Johnson-Superintendent-MUC

Ed Bramble-Asst. Superintendent-MUC

Sandra Trippe-Jones-City Manager


Expenditures

 

Expenditures for the month of January 2016 in the amount of $112,935.57 were submitted for approval.

Motion to approve the expenditures was made by Mr. Pasden, seconded by Mr. Williams.

Approved.


Minutes

 

Minutes for the MUC meeting of January 28th. 2016 were submitted for approval.

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

Approved.


Service Pump #2 Nathans Ave. Replacement

 

Mrs. Dorman submitted to the Commission a revised copy of the proposal for the replacement of the Service Pump located at Nathans Ave. from A.C. Schultes. Project includes a one (1) year manufacturers and workmanship warranty from the date of installation. After further discussion a motion was made by Mr. Williams to accept the revised proposal from A.C. Schultes in the amount of $17,924.00, seconded by Mr. Brooks.

Approved.


Relocation of water main-MD. 16 & Woods Road

 

Mrs. Dorman informed the Commission that the proposal came in at $50,000.00 which was lower than they had anticipated. All permits, tie-in fees, regulatory agency approvals, licenses, contract requirements and other related charges are the owner/developers responsibility and will be obtained prior to the start of any work.

Motion to approve the proposal as submitted from Retallack & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $50,000.00 for the relocation of the 10-inch main, located at the intersection of Woods Road and Md.16 was made by Mr. Brooks, seconded by Mr. Pasden.

Approved.


Tech Park Chlorine Residual discussion

 

Mr. Bramble explained due to low usage at the Tech-Park, we are flushing hydrants frequently and wasting a lot of water. A solution would be to allow the airport to tie into the system at cost to keep the flow up.

City Manager Sandra Tripp-Jones has spoken with Jeremy Goldman, County Manager, concerning the connection to city water with a positive response.

The Commission agreed this will be a good solution in lieu of wasting water.


Superintendent’ Report

 

Mr. Johnson reported on the pumpage and billing for the month of January 2016, including four street openings and one new commercial service located at 2711 Ocean Gateway.


Other

 

Mr. Williams submitted a projected capital budget for review and comments. Mrs. Dorman informed the Commission that Sandra Tripp-Jones has initiated a projected capital budget for the next five years.


Executive Session

 

Motion was made by Mr. Pasden to go into executive session at approximately (6 p.m.) to discuss personnel issues, seconded by Mr. Ford.

Approved.


Respectively submitted

Chris Donovan