Municipal Utilities Commission
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
Ed Bramble-Asst. Superintendent-MUC
Sandra Trippe-Jones-City Manager
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motion was made by Mr. Pasden to go into executive session at approximately (6 p.m.) to discuss personnel issues, seconded by Mr. Ford.