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Keedysville Water Commission

July 2, 2012

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Water Commission was called to order at 8:15 pm, with the following members present: Commission Chairman Barry Levey, Commission Members Matt Hull, Richard Walton, Victoria Gudeman and Gina Ellis and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes for June 4, 2012 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $131,046.75.

Mr. Levey noted repeated leaks in meter crocks on Main St., particularly the leak at 20 So. Main St., that has been repaired many times. He said there was a meeting with C. William Hetzer at 8:00am, Tuesday, July 3 to address the leaks.

Mr. Levey noted the plastic meter lids that need to be replaced in Cannon Ridge. He said that there were approximately 30 metal lids in the storage shed that would be used and approximately 15 more lids would need to be purchased.

Mr. Levey noted that he had met with the Keedysville Planning & Zoning Commission to discuss the possible use of the old PRV vault near the entrance of Cannon Ridge as a bulk water dispensing station. He also said that while it was not necessary, it was desired to get the blessing of the Cannon Ridge HOA, so he would talk with them at their next meeting. Randy Burns, chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission said that he had spoken with Dr. Guedenet, the owner of the property at the location, and he was okay with the proposal as long as the trucks were not using his driveway or parking lot. Mr. Burns also said that one concern the Commission had was the room for school buses to pass any truck filling at the station. He said that after inspecting the area , he believed there was room.

After much discussion: Mr. Hull made a motion to put the $350,000.00 from the ARC grant in Water Commission CD accounts, with one third going into three CD's. One CD will have a one year term, one will have a three year term and one will have a five year term.

Mr. Hull made a motion to keep the $19 debt service fee, currently on the water bills listed as "debt service" and as such it will be used to pay down debt. Ms. Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to adopt the proposed FY 2013 Water Commission Budget. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator