Keedysville Town Council

July 7, 2010

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was called to order at 7:01 pm with the following members present: Mayor Matt Hull, Assistant Mayor Barry Levey, Council members Richard Walton and Victoria Gudeman, Town Attorney Ed Kuczynski and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from June 7, 2010 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was as follows: $130,183.03.

It was noted by that the Town Charter and Ordinances are now available online at: http://www.keedysvillemd.com/docs/default.asp

It was noted that, due to work load, we had not received anything from Town Attorney Ed Kuzcynski on an Ethics policy for the Town. It would be placed on the August Mayor and Council meeting agenda.

Planning Commission Chairman Tim Robertson presented the 2010 Keedysville Comprehensive Plan to the Mayor and Council for adoption. A resolution will be prepared for adoption at the August Mayor and Council meeting.

Assistant Mayor Levey informed the Council and residents that the issue of finding a solution for traffic calming was ongoing.

Removal of the cistern at the intersection of Mt. Hebron Rd. and Main St. was discussed. It was noted that a Public Hearing would be held on the matter on Wednesday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall. Residents were encouraged to attend.

The Mayor informed the Council that the benches and table were installed behind Town Hall and were ready for use.

A request for a donation for the Disabled Veterans luncheon in August was heard. Council Member Walton motioned to donate up to $150.00 for the purchase of fried chicken from the Red Byrd Restaurant. Council Member Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

A request for a donation for the National Night Out event in Boonsboro was heard. Council Member Gudeman motioned to donate $100.00. Council Member Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

A request for a donation for the Women of Distinction event was heard. Council Member Walton made a motion to donate $100.00. Council Member Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

The following bid recommendations from KCI for the three contracts relating to the Water Infrastructure Upgrade were presented by Assistant Mayor Levey: Contract 1-Main St. Water Main Replacement- Recommended Contractor: C. William Hetzer, Inc. in the amount of $1,619,400.00 Contract 2-Booster Pump Station and Water Treatment Plant High Service Pumps Recommended Contractor: Ferri Contracting Co. Inc. in the amount of $511,803.00 Contract 3- 300,000 Gallon Elevated Water Tank Recommended Contractor: CB&I Inc. in the amount of $1,336,330.00

Assistant Mayor Levey made a motion to concur with KCI in their recommendation of C. William Hetzer for Contract 1-Main St. Water Main Replacement in the amount of $1,619,400.00. Council Member Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Assistant Mayor Levey made a motion to concur with KCI in their recommendation of Ferri Contracting Co. Inc. for Contract 2-Booster Pump Station and Water Treatment Plant High Service Pumps in the amount of $511,803.00. Council Member Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

After noting that KCI held the opinion that the low bid for Contract 3-300,000 Gallon Elevated Water Tank, by Landmark Structures I, L.P. was nonconforming and nonresponsive, Assistant Mayor Levey made a motion to concur with KCI in their recommendation of CB&I Inc. for Contract 3- 300,000 Gallon Elevated Water Tank in the amount of $1,336,330.00. Council Member Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Assistant Mayor Levey noted that due to the increase in cost of the Water Infrastructure Upgrade from the Engineer's Estimate to the actual bid amounts, funds would need to be transferred from the Corporation's General Fund to the Water Commission accounts.

Assistant Mayor Levey introduced the Bond Anticpation Note (BAN) as required for the funding with USDA for the Water Infrastructure Upgrade.

Cannon Ridge resident Arthur Bower raised some concerns about the construction of the water storage tank. He requested that as many trees as possible be left standing on the site. He requested that a fence be installed during construction to prevent injuries to local youth. He requested that the finished drive to the tower be constructed of crushed stone or gravel instead of asphalt. Dan Knight of CBI was present and, along with Assistant Mayor agreed that these requests would be taken into consideration.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06pm.

Submitted,
Richard Bishop
Town Administrator