UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
DECEMBER 3, 2018
Mayor Cerino called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. In attendance were Council members David Foster, Linda C. Kuiper, Rev. Ellsworth Tolliver and Mauritz Stetson, Bob Sipes (Utilities Director), Jennifer Mulligan (Town Clerk) and guests.
Mayor Cerino asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Utilities Commission meeting minutes of November 5, 2018. Mr. Stetson moved to approve the minutes of October 1, 2018 as submitted, was seconded by Rev. Tolliver and carried unanimously.
Mayor Cerino stated that operating funds on hand is $2,077,490.64 with designated capital funds set aside for capital projects at $806,000.00.
Mayor Cerino asked for a motion to pay the bills. Mr. Foster moved to pay bills as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Stetson and carried unanimously.
Mr. Sipes stated that there was an issue at the waste water treatment plant with a clarifier. He said that it was pumped out and unclogged.
Mr. Sipes stated that if residents ever see anyone other than the Fire Department taking water from a fire hydrant to please call Town Hall at 410-778-055 or to call him directly at 410-708-4603. Mr. Sipes said that they had to clear lines today because someone was taking water from a hydrant at Coventry Farms. Mr. Stetson stated that it was a crime to steal water. Mr. Sipes stated that there was a fine for stealing water, but he would like to be able to charge the company that took the water for the cost of cleaning the lines and the 50,000 gallons of water it took to clean the lines instead. He said that whenever a company asks for water, the Utilities Commission accommodates them.
Mr. Sipes stated that the sewer jetter needed to be replaced. He said that the last jetter was purchased with Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems years ago, noting that he thinks there was a discounted rate given as the Street Department bought a street sweeper from them in the last year. The contract bid (NJPA Contract #122017-SCA) for the new jetter was $66,676.91. Mr. Sipes stated that he would like to purchase the equipment from Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems. Mr. Stetson moved to approve the jetter purchase from Mid-Atlantic at the cost of $66,676.91to be paid for out of the capital funds account, was seconded by Mr. Foster and carried unanimously.
There being no further business, questions or comments Rev. Tolliver moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m. was seconded by Mr. Foster and carried unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jennifer Mulligan Chris Cerino
Town Clerk Mayor