Archive | January 12, 2018

ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

REGULAR MEETING  January 11, 2018

Present: Jones, Kuechler, Andrews, Edwards (Fithian, Dempsey)

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  • Approve meeting agenda
  • Approve minutes from November 9 meeting
  • Approve new trash pickup contract with Bates Trucking @ $7,500/month through June, with Thursday collections
  • Approve new public safety arrangement per recommendation from Dempsey: three current police officers with additional overtime and, if needed, supplement with one part-time officer
  • Approve spending $2,000 for engineering consultant’s assistance for writing grant proposal to USDA for radio-remote water meters

ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE TO:

  • Mayor announced he’d convene “Mayor’s Cabinet” to discuss and recommend new Town personnel policies, but was reminded that the Town attorney is drafting the policies
  • Next step for water audit: To study water usage for entire year of 2017

OTHER

  • Public safety staffing will be reviewed as Town’s busy season approaches
  • How to re-allocate budgeted funds to cover newly approved expenditures for trash contract ($7,500/month; increased from $5,000/month) and engineering consultant for USDA grant ($2,000) to be discussed at next meeting
  • Problems inherent in Thursday trash pickups in Rock Hall were described and noted, and will be taken into consideration as Town develops a new contract
  • Up-to-date count: There are 762 homes in Rock Hall, and 13 dumpsters

Compiled by Gren Whitman

FULL MEETING CAN BE VIEWED @

http://townhallstreams.com/stream.php?location_id=31&id=15109

 

 

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