UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
JUNE 15, 2015
Mayor Cerino called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were Council members Linda Kuiper, Samuel T. Shoge and Mauritz Stetson, W. S. Ingersoll, Town Manager, Jennifer Mulligan, Town Clerk, and guests.
Mayor Cerino asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Utilities Commission meeting minutes of May 18, 2015. Mr. Stetson moved to approve the minutes as presented, was seconded by Ms. Kuiper and carried unanimously.
Mayor Cerino stated that cash on hand and in banks was $881,662.93 and there was $239,400.00 set aside in capital funds.
Mayor Cerino asked for a motion to pay the bills. Mr. Stetson moved to pay the bills as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Shoge and carried unanimously.
Mr. Ingersoll reported on the status of the Hospital’s Ivey-Sol oil removal project. The meeting requested for that project had not been scheduled. Mr. Ingersoll stated that the Hospital had all of their recovery wells on at this time.
Mr. Ingersoll stated that recently a letter was received from Maryland Department of the Environment informing the Town that there were phosphorous violations at the lagoon for a period (on and off) from August to December of 2014. He said that attached to the letter was a Consent Order and a reduction of the fines to three (3) days at $10,000.00 per day for a total of $30,000.00. Mr. Ingersoll stated that a meeting was scheduled for Wednesday with Michael Forlini, Esquire of Funk & Bolton in Baltimore representing the Utilities Commission. Mr. Ingersoll stated that he did not agree with the findings as the plant was state of the art.
Mr. Shoge stated that there was an area of sidewalk that was buckling in Coventry Farms II. Mr. Sipes looked at the problem and said that the soil was not compacted when the water line to the property was installed and it created a large dip by the water meter. He asked if the street crew could fix it. Mr. Shoge stated that the buckling was in front of 302 Devon Drive.
There being no further business, Mr. Shoge moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m., was seconded by Mr. Stetson and carried unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jennifer Mulligan Chris Cerino
Town Clerk Mayor