ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL UTILITIES BOARD/WORKSHOP

April 2, 2018

UTILITIES BOARD

Present: Jones, Kuechler, Andrews, Edwards, Nesspor (Fithian, Porter)

 ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  • Approve agenda
  • Approve February 26 meeting minutes
  • Conditionally approve partial water bill payment for Waterman’s Crab House, install new water meter, check old meter for accuracy
  • Request technical assistance from Maryland Department of the Environment for wastewater treatment plant

WORKSHOP

 ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  • Approve agenda
  • Approve February 26 meeting minutes
  • Not remove unauthorized payment page on Town website
  • Not remove mayor’s “My Vision Statement” from Rock Hall website plagiarized from City of Seattle’s website
  • Not conduct a no-cost, third-party security and vulnerability audit of Town’s systems, including website, social media, and administrative policies and procedures
  • Request tips from Virtual Towns and Schools, host of Town’s website
  • Approve purchase of 20 security cameras and 15 solar panels for RHPD
  • Accept terms and conditions for property gifted to Town behind Oyster Court and slated for public parking (following closed session)

 ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE TO:

  • Table discussion related to trees and interactive kiosk on Main Street

Compiled by Gren Whitman

FULL MEETING CAN BE VIEWED @

http://townhallstreams.com/stream.php?location_id=31&id=16309

 

4 responses to “ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL UTILITIES BOARD/WORKSHOP”

  1. Bella Thompson says :

    We have been considering relocating to Rock Hall, therefore following the news and town meetings. My husband and I are both disillusioned by the lack of ethics displayed by Mayor Brian Jones regarding the plagiarism as well as the rude behavior directed toward Ms. Andrews. We question why a mayor would copy the words for his vision of Rock Hall from another town and why the council doesn’t think it is wrong. Why be mayor if you cannot express your own vision? Maybe Rock Hall is not what we thought it was.

    Bella Thompson

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  2. John Robinson says :

    I am shocked and greatly disappointed in our mayor for this act of Plagiarism in writing the mission statement. Many residents of our wonderful town would have been honored to help Brian Jones with his mission statement. Jeff Robinson

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  3. Gren Whitman says :

    OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR JONES
    April 3, 2018
    Mayor Brian Jones:
    Regarding your obviously plagiarized “My Vision for Rock Hall” as currently posted on the Town’s website:
    • Not just a few words or phrases, but entire sections—verbatim, word-for-word, paragraph-by-paragraph—appear to have been plagiarized by you from the City of Seattle’s website and re-posted onto Rock Hall’s.
    • It’s sad that you, as mayor, were apparently not capable of writing your own, personal vision statement for our town, but instead had to expropriate the Seattle mayor’s vision for that city.
    • You apparently don’t understand why this plagiarized material should be removed from the Town website ASAP (Hint: Town is vulnerable to a lawsuit for copyright infringement).
    • You apparently haven’t asked for legal advice/guidance from the Town attorney regarding plagiarism on the Town website.
    • You don’t seem to understand what plagiarism is and why it’s unethical. (Hint: Plagiarism is “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.”)
    • Perhaps the Town Council will reconstitute the dormant Ethics Commission to look into your ethical lapse (see requirement for Ethics Commission in Town Code, Chapter 15, “Ethics”).
    Yours truly,
    /S/ GRENVILLE B. WHITMAN
    Grenville B. Whitman
    P.O. Box 651
    Rock Hall MD 21661

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  4. Loretta Luglio says :

    Just saw the masthead. They could have agreed to modify the vision statement, knowing it’s a direct lift with big city verbiage. Guess stealing is a good option when you have no vision of your own.

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