July 30, 2018 ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

UTILITIES / WORKSHOP MEETINGS

UTILITIES BOARD REPORT

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

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  • Approve meeting agenda
  • Approve meeting minutes from June 6 (3 yea; 2 nay)

OTHER

  • Two replacement pumps on order for Bayside Avenue pumping station; cost at $10-12,000 each

WORKSHOP REPORT

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  • Approve meeting agenda
  • Approve meeting minutes from June 6 (3 yea; 2 nay)
  • Award playground contract to Mid-Atlantic ($74,500 grant)
  • Approve new trash hauler (Eastern Shore Environmental) at $7,000 per month)
  • Re-appoint three members of Planning Commission with terms as appropriate (Costa, Riley, Creighton)
  • Appoint three volunteers to Communications Board (Thornton, Soforenko, Harris)
  • Name Jones as liaison to Communications Board (3 yea; 1 nay; 1 abstention)
  • Permit Jones to have personal use of Town-owned vehicle (former police cruiser) (3 yea; 2 nay)
  • Permit any Town employee to have personal use of Town-owned vehicle per assignment by Fithian (3 yea; 2 nay)
  • Go into closed session to consider two personnel matters and acquisition of property

ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE TO:

  • Consider further proposal for cloud-based Town record system at next meeting
  • Instruct Fithian to determine Blue Book value of “gold” police car and 4X4 and sell them
  • Express enthusiasm for Main Street Committee’s mural project as proposed

OTHER

  • After meeting was recessed during discussion about questionable personal use of two Town vehicles, Jones asked Dempsey to remove the citizen raising questions; Dempsey stated that citizen was not disruptive and not breaking any law and declined to take action; meeting resumed
  • Given Town’s rock-bottom finances, a citizen suggested that Town sell retired police cruiser now being driven by Jones; suggestion not pursued; Town to continue to incur costs for fuel, maintenance, insurance, etc., for this vehicle
  • Cost of new roof for Municipal Building estimated at $24,000; cost of plywood additional; discussion to continue at next meeting
  • New town well close to operational
  • Open Meetings Compliance Board opinion read in entirety
  • Town disposing of/junking the unused Town dump truck now parked at recycling yard

Compiled by Gren Whitman

FULL MEETING CAN BE VIEWED @ http://streamer.townhallstreams.com:1935/vod/_definst_/mp4:rock_hall_md/2018-07-30_5726949_UtilitiesWorkshop_Meeting.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wowzaplaystart=0

 

 

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