muc meeting minutes
May 24, 2012
Municipal Utilities Commission
May 24th, 2012
The Municipal Utilities Commission met on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at the Council Chambers, 305 Gay St., Cambridge, Md. Mayor Jackson-Stanley convened the meeting at approximately 6:30pm.
Present: Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley
Norma Alschbach-MUC Commissioner
Joe Brooks-MUC Commissioner
Steve Williams-MUC Commissioner
Gary Newcomb-MUC Manager
Kevin Johnson-MUC Asst. Superintendent
Greg LeBlanc-DPW Asst. Engineer
Well Number 4-Nathans Ave
Mr. Newcomb showed a video of the results of the camera images of the well taken by Earth Data. It shows the last 100 feet blocked with concrete that was broken. Mr. Newcomb said who is responsible for this broken concrete? Unitech Drilling.
What caused it? Unitech said the driller used the wrong size bit.
Mayor Jackson Stanley asked what is the plan?
Mr. Newcomb said Unitech has mobilized to the well and have set up. Thus far they have only gotten up two piles. They have not gotten down to the 8" pipe yet. The video cost $800.
Mr. Brooks said he would insist on another video after completion.
Mr. Newcomb said Unitech was quick to get in and get the issue resolved. They are redeveloping the well.
Mr. Brooks said he thought we should submit the expenses of Earth Data to Unitech and maybe split the bill on running the pump.
Mr. Newcomb said he would request another video upon completion.
Motion to approve the minutes for the April 26th, 2012 meeting was made by Mr. Williams, seconded by Ms. Alschbach. Approved.
Mayor Jackson-Stanley asked for approval of expenses for April 2012 in the amount of $133,833.77.
Motion to approve expenses was made by Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Brooks. Passed.
Mr. Newcomb said he wanted the Commission to know that the budget was approved by City Council as submitted. This would also include the rate increase of 10%.
Waste dirt - 105 Brohawn Ave. MDE.
Mr. Williams made a motion for Mr. LeBlanc to produce a plan and also an action plan for the removal of the dirt on Brohawn Ave. The motion was seconded by Mr. Brooks. Passed.
Mr. Newcomb briefly went over the pumpage for the month of April 2012.
Total pumpage was 55,541,000. April's unaccountable water was 4%. The numbers seem to be out of wack based on the same time last year. We pumped just about the same but we billed substantially more.
We had no new services in the system.
We did several raising of meter boxes on Maces Lane.
Mr. Newcomb went over the general ledger noting we are a little under the projected revenue projections. We are maintaining the budgeted amounts for expenditures.
Ms. Alschbach asked if we had money in the Bank of the Eastern Shore?
Mr. Newcomb said one CD and we have moved it to BB&T Bank.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:30pm.