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MUC Minutes

March 23, 2017

Municipal Utilities Commission
Minutes
MARCH 23, 2017


The Municipal Utilities Commission met in regular session on Thursday, March 23., 2017, at the Municipal Utilities Commission conference room at 410 Academy St., Cambridge, Md., Commissioner Andy Pasden convened the meeting at approximately 5:30 pm.

Present: Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley
Andy Pasden-MUC Commissioner
Steve Williams-MUC Commissioner
Joe Brooks-MUC Commissioner
Megan Nabb-Holotik-MUC Commissioner
Jane Dorman-MUC Water Resource Administrator
Kevin Johnson-Superintendent-MUC
Ed Bramble-Asst. Superintendent-MUC
Absent: Glenn Ford-MUC Commissioner

Expenditures

Expenditures for the month of January 2017 in the amount of $112,384.68 were submitted for approval.
Motion to approve the expenditures was made by Mr. brooks, seconded by Mr. Williams.
Approved.

Expenditures for the month of February 2017 in the amount of $128,759.10 were submitted for approval.
Motion to approve the expenditures was made by Mrs. Nabb-Holotik, seconded by Mr. Brooks.
Approved.

Minutes

Minutes for the MUC meeting of January 26th., 2017, were submitted for approval.
Motion to approve minutes was made by Mr. Brooks, seconded by Mrs. Nabb-Holotik.
Approved.

Oak Hill Water Connections Update

Mrs. Dorman informed the Commission that the water lines are complete and ready for those who want to hook up to City water. As of today March 23, 2017, (6) residents have been hooked up and MUC is waiting on additional (6) residents for payment giving a total of (12) out of (43) who would be eligible.

Mrs. Dorman will continue to inform the Commission of any future updates and or changes that may arise.

Grant Update

Mr. Bramble informed the Commission that they have received an e-mail from MDE that they are running calculations on the energy efficient grant and they are not sure if we will qualify now based on the numbers that have been supplied. He has contacted Davis, Bowens and Friedel and they will be reworking the numbers so we can resubmit them. However, there is no guarantee that MUC will receive the grant. We have been informed by MDE that this grant will be available next year as well. If we do not qualify for this year our preliminary work will be done for next year.

FY-18 Budget

Mr. Pasden questioned the City Allocations. Mrs. Dorman responded by saying the City Manager and Ginger had arrived by these figures for city services being provided to MUC. The city countered these allocations against MUC revenue that they do not give the city including the Salaries, Engineering, IT personnel and others.

Mrs. Dorman added to this by saying the allocations were negotiated.

Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley questioned the salaries on the administration side. Mrs. Dorman informed the Commission that the administration would only be receiving the cola raise for this year. Mrs. Dorman said that the distribution side would be different. All the lower salaries on the distribution side has been re-evaluated and will be adjusted over a period of two years.

After further discussion a motion was made to approve the FY-18 Budget by Mr. Pasden seconded by Mrs. Nabb-Holotik.
Approved.

Superintendent's Report

Mr. Johnson reported on the pumpage and billing for the months of January & February 2017, including nineteen street openings and one new fire line service located at 311 Oakley St.

Other

Mr. Pasden questioned the status of Senate Bill 548 and if we had received any response from our letter of opposition. Mrs. Dorman said she sent all Delegates and Senator copies. She talked Senator Eckardts assistance and he said if she needed further information she would contact her.

Mrs. Dorman spoke to Mr. Forlifer at the Health Dept. and he was unaware of the status of the bill now. He feels as though the bill is geared for Baltimore City.

With no further business, a motion was made to adjourn at approximately 6:15 pm.


Respectively submitted
Chris Donovan