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the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.
Roll call: Lowell Hite – Present;
Bev Reese – Present; Laura Clark – Present; Aaron Reedy, Clerk – Present
Bev made a motion to approve the October 2003 meeting
minutes. Laura second. All yea.
Laura made a motion to approve the October 2003 Financial
statement. Bev second. All yea.
Lowell said we
got a complaint on Acct. 192. In looking
at the past readings, there is too much variance from month-to-month. It’s not being read properly, and now they
have a big bill to catch up because the Walnut Creek Sewer District hasn’t been
charging enough. Bev made a motion to
waive the penalty fees for November for Acct 192. Laura second.
Bev said the meter readers aren’t doing their jobs
right. There have been too many
mistakes. Aaron suggested writing a
letter to the Walnut Creek Sewer District stating that it must be read
correctly or we’ll take matters into our own hands. Bev agreed that we should right a
letter. The board went over the
wording. Aaron will mail, fax and send a
copy via Lowell.
Lowell said that Baltimore is
raising our rates effective December 1, 2003.
The board discussed what rates should be raised to. A draft was put together to be presented to
the Village Council for passage. Laura
made a motion to present the draft ordinance for water rate increases to the
Council. Bev second. All yea.
Lowell told Bev
and Laura that their seats will be open on the first of the year. If they are still interested, they need to
come to the Council meeting on January 8th, 2004 to see if Council
will re-appoint them.
Tammy Huffer has requested a new water meter.
Lowell said the
meter at the firehouse hasn’t been read; WCSD has just been charging them the
minimum amount. He said they need to
start reading the meter because of all the activities that have been going on
their (i.e. people spending the nights, Brownies meetings).
Bev made a motion to pay bills and adjourn. Laura second. All yea.
The time is 7:35 p.m.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk