ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING REPORTS 12/2/19 – 12/30/19

 

PRESENT: Jacobs, Andrews, Jones, Edwards (Resele)

UTILITIES BOARD

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  •       Approve agenda
  •       Approve meeting minutes from December 2
  •       Conditionally approve request for $520 sewer credit (3-1)
  •       Terminate water connection at request of property owner
  •       Replace “FAA” lights on Liberty Street water tower

OTHER

  •       Town Manager reported on water and wastewater plants operations
  •       Discussions and reports included status of ENR grant for wastewater plant; water meter and utility billing software; replacing water plant filters; the SERCAP utility rate study; agreement with Kent County for Edesville water service; and near-completion of 2017 water system improvement project

 WORKSHOP

 ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

  •       Approve agenda
  •       Approve meeting minutes from December 2
  •       Accept nominations of eight new Parks & Recreation Board members
  •       Forward proposed trash contract to Town attorney for review

ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE TO:

  •       Approve six-month extension of $5,000 Main Street grant

 OTHER

  •       Discussions and reports included town vehicles and equipment; condition of municipal building; pending IT contract with County; Parks & Recreation board; transportation; and Museum Steering Committee

Compiled by Gren Whitman and Janice Plotczyk

FULL PROCEEDINGS CAN BE VIEWED @ https://5bbb19a5c6aad.streamlock.net/vod/_definst_/mp4:rock_hall_md/2019-12-30_3781044_UtilitiesWorkshop_Mee.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wowzaplaystart=0

SPECIAL MAYOR AND COUNCIL  MEETING December 18, 2019

Can be viewed @  https://5bbb19a5c6aad.streamlock.net/vod/_definst_/mp4:rock_hall_md/2019-12-18_2241553_Special_Workshop_Meeting.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wowzaplaystart=0

REGULAR MEETING December 12, 2019

PRESENT: Jacobs, Andrews, Jones, Edwards, Collyer (Resele, Dempsey)

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

Approve agenda as amended

Approve minutes from meetings on November 14 (2) and November 18

Approve replacement copy of Town zoning map, with no changes to districts or zoning

Approve grant agreement with MDE regarding enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) project at wastewater plan

 OTHER:

Town zoning map available for inspection at Municipal Building; will be posted on Town web site

Town developing MOU with County to provide IT services

Reports and discussions were conducted re: general and utility funds; Town equipment; water and wastewater plants and services; Museum steering committee and reconstitution of Museum Board; fiscal 2019 audit; trash collection contract; revision to special event application; local transportation

Upcoming Mayor & Council meetings: December 18 @ 6:00 p.m., CDBG income survey; January 13 @ 7:30 p.m., transportation; January 16 @ 6:00 p.m., budget adjustments; January 28 @ 6:00 p.m., review utility-rate study; February 3 @ 6:00 p.m., power services to Town

Reports provided on Fall Fest and 5K run, including financial donations to Town, Rock Hall Elementary, and Learning Center

 Compiled by Gren Whitman and Janice Plotczyk

FULL PROCEEDINGS CAN BE VIEWED @ https://5bbb19a5c6aad.streamlock.net/vod/_definst_/mp4:rock_hall_md/2019-12-30_3781044_UtilitiesWorkshop_Mee.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wowzaplaystart=0 

UTILITIES BOARD/WORKSHOP December 2, 2019        

PRESENT: Jacobs, Andrews, Jones, Edwards, Collyer (Resele)

UTILITIES BOARD

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

Approve meeting agenda

Approve minutes from November 4 meeting

Approve sewer credit of $202.05

Approve on-call engineering contract as amended

 OTHER:

Reports and discussions included sewer allocation report; financial review; water and wastewater treatment plants’ operations; utilities projects status reports (ENR grant, SERCAP rate study, water service agreement with county, wrap-up on 2017 Catholic Avenue and well projects); Haven Harbour South water hook-up; hydrant flushing project completed/another in six months; MDE needs engineering study for filter replacement; repairs to several pumping stations 

 WORKSHOP

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

Approve meeting agenda

Approve minutes for meetings on November 4 (2), September 25, October 2, October 22

Purchase snowplow blade for Town pickup (Edwards nay)  

 ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE TO:

Terminate trams for safety concerns; jeeps remain serviceable

Table discussion regarding utility trailer pending more research

 OTHER:

Public meeting on December 18 will discuss ideas for solving transportation issues

Reports and discussions included financial review; status of IT assistance from County; status of three basket Christmas trees; municipal building repairs; Town Web site; weekly trash pickups 

 Compiled by Gren Whitman and Janice Plotczyk

 FULL PROCEEDINGS CAN BE VIEWED @ https://5bbb19a5c6aad.streamlock.net/vod/_definst_/mp4:rock_hall_md/2019-12-02_4962691_UtilitiesWorkshop.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wowzaplaystart=0