CHESTERTOWN UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
OCTOBER 2, 2023
Mayor Foster called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. In attendance were Councilmembers Tim O’Brien, Tom Herz, Jose Medrano and Meghan Efland, Bob Sipes (Utilities Manager), Larry DiRe (Town Manager), Lynda Thomas (Town Clerk) and guests.
Mayor Foster asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Utilities Commission meeting of September 5, 2023. Councilman O’Brien made a motion to approve the minutes of the Utilities Commission meeting of September 5, 2023, as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilman Herz and passed unanimously.
Mayor Foster stated that the operating funds on hand were $2,794,805.63. He asked for a motion to pay the bills. Councilwoman Efland made a motion to pay the bills. The motion was seconded by Councilman Medrano and passed unanimously.
Mayor Foster called on Mr. Sipes for his Utilities Commission report.
Mr. Sipes reviewed the receipts and/or repair of high-ticket items:
- black top repaired on Calvert and Kent.
- bad flow meter at the water treatment plant that will need to be replaced.
Mr. Sipes reported that the wrong sprocket for the wastewater treatment plant screening compactor arrived. Staff is working to locate the correct sprocket.
Ms. Efland reported that water is pooling at the curb at 208 E Campus Ave. Mr. Sipes stated that he would go check out the area after the meeting.
Mr. Sipes said that was all he had to report. Mayor Foster asked if there were any other questions for Mr. Sipes. There being no further business, Councilman Herz motioned to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Efland and passed unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Lynda Thomas, Town Clerk David Foster, Mayor