Archive | August 2017

ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

August 10, 2017

REGULAR MEETING

Roll Call: Jones, Kuechler, Andrews, Edwards, Nesspor (Fithian, Moore)

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  • Approve agenda with modification
  • Approve meeting minutes for July 13, including closed session
  • Approve amended meeting minutes for January 12 and February 9 closed sessions (Andrews, Edwards abstain)
  • Approve up to $15,000 for purchase of used dump truck (Jones, Kuechler, Nesspor aye; Andrews, Edwards nay)
  • Waive full reading as Ordinance 2017-07 is introduced (USDA loan for 40 years at 1.37% interest to install Catholic Ave. water pipe and new well)
  • Not approve engaging HR professional (hired or pro bono) to help revise Town’s personnel policies (Jones, Kuechler, Nesspor aye; Andrews, Edwards nay)
  • Approve retroactively February 27 contract with The MacLeod Law Group (Jones, Kuechler, Nesspor aye; Andrews nay; Edwards abstain)
  • Approve audit of Town’s water system at no cost

ACTION TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE TO:

  • Approve $250 to Rock Hall Elementary School for new sign

OTHER

  • Demolition of Rte. 20 warehouse by owner has started
  • RH Spirit Award to organizers of Watermen’s Day and Rockfish Tournament
  • Annual reports from Parks & Recreation and Communications boards accepted as presented
  • Planning Commission forwarding to Council favorable report on small wireless transmission proposal
  • Tolchester Museum has new roof
  • Resolution 2017-07 (paperless minutes) introduced; no action taken
  • Payment procedures for reimbursements for projects on private properties funded by State revised for future grants, such that property owners, not the Town, will be required to pay contractors and be reimbursed; those affected will be notified if grants are awarded
  • Andrews to meet with Tram Committee to discuss possible fare increase

Compiled by Gren Whitman

FULL MEETING CAN BE VIEWED @

http://townhallstreams.com/stream.php?location_id=31&id=12688

ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING REPORT


July 31, 2017

UTILITIES MEETING

Roll Call: Jones, Kuechler, Andrews, Edwards, Nesspor, plus Fithian

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE

  • Approve agenda
  • Approve minutes for April 3, May 1, May 22

ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE

  • None

 OTHER

  • Sewer allocation report accepted as presented
  • After discussion re: Edesville’s water usage, water losses, County billings, etc., Andrews will review Town’s agreement with County and discuss with Fithian

WORKSHOP MEETING

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE

  • Approve agenda
  • Approve minutes for April 3, May 1, May 22
  • Ask Town attorney for draft resolution to eliminate written minutes except for closed Council meetings; to be adopted August 10

ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE

  • Agreed that no expenditure will be made from Parks and Recreation Board’s budgeted account without request from the board’s chair

OTHER

  • Per court order, warehouse behind Bay Wolf to be demolished before August 19
  • Alternative payment system for DHCD grants to be discussed August 10
  • Given trams’ $15,000 operating deficit, Andrews to discuss possibly doubling the fare with business association and drivers
  • “Stay tuned” on Brawner’s letter re: plans for “Rock Hall Village” shops
  • Suggested that Parks and Recreation Board should prepare an annual budget
  • Signing up on Town website for weather warnings

Compiled by Gren Whitman

FULL MEETING CAN BE VIEWED @ 

http://townhallstreams.com/stream.php?location_id=31&id=12577

 

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