REFLECTIONS ON THE WATER

The Masthead wants to applaud ROCK HALL’S MAYOR AND COUNCIL !

WHY?        They unanimously agreed on something at the April 11th  Mayor and Council Meeting

What?       Haven Harbour South is expanding their operation which will require additional water services from Rock Hall.

Rock Hall unanimously agreed to permit Haven Harbour South to hook up to our Main water line on Chesapeake Avenue with these conditions:

Condition 1:

Rock Hall will have an impact study done (paid for by Haven Harbour South) to ascertain the feasibility and best method of hooking their lines up to our existing water line on Chesapeake Avenue.

Condition 2:

Haven Harbour South will pay all the applicable permit connection fees as are called out in Rock Hall’s Code.

The entire Rock Hall Council deliberated with the town attorney and has agreed that this is the best way to handle the request to assure residents that our infrastructure will not be compromised and that we service this request by hooking up with the least impact on our water services.

Here’s a short clip from that rare decision of agreement!

Left to right:

Beth Andrews/Rosalie Kuechler/Brian Jones/Timmy Edwards/Brian Nesspor  with  Town Attorney: Chip MacLeod

Please note there is a six second pause on the video..stay tuned as it will start again.

 

 

 

2 responses to “REFLECTIONS ON THE WATER”

  1. Liz Smith says :

    That was absolutely the right thing to do. Haven Harbour will need to make sure that they have sufficient supply and flow to meet their demands.
    With such substantial use, it is best to have a professional assessment to determine the correct meter and feed line size requirements. It needs to be evaluated by a qualified engineering firm. Of consideration is the fact that they are likely required to have a separate water line that is dedicated for fire suppression and sprinkler systems in the buildings.
    Additionally, it is necessary to consider how their use may impact the properties on Chesapeake Avenue as that street will be the origin of the water feeds to the marina. It’s important to size the lines correctly so as not to impact flow and pressure for properties on Chesapeake Avenue.
    Another component of this upgrade is that the water lines will be run / bored below the bottom of the creek. This may involve approval from other agencies who may have jurisdiction over tidal waters.
    The recent vote by Mayor and Council is the correct and best approach to insure that these upgrades are compliant, serviceable and handled in a professional manner.
    Haven Harbour and Brawner Corporation have been a tremendous asset to the community and have always been highly professional in their approach to development and improvements.

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  2. Pets To Go says :

    It’s so reassuring to know that the Mayor and Council are so diligently looking out for the interests of the Town. Especially given the water system problems we have experienced like the nice folks on Catholic Avenue. A unanimous action for the good of the Town!

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