CHESAPEAKE WASTE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
For Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, trash will be picked up Saturday, November 30th.
For Wednesday, Christmas Day, trash will be picked up Saturday, December 28th.
For Wednesday, New Year’s Day, trash will be picked up Saturday, January 4th.
Please make sure your trash is out the night before as we may be in your area earlier than normal.
We will then return to your normal scheduled pick up day.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
TOWN MANAGER’S TALES
The Town Commissioners and Town Manager are very pleased and happy to have Mr. Chandra Singh (SINGH OPERATIONAL SERVICES) and his crew on board to operate and maintain the town’s Water Treatment Plant. The contract with SINGH OPERATIONAL SERVICES (SOS) is for 3 years and we look forward to a very productive working relationship. Along with SOS coming on board, the town has also begun the “mini upgrade” to the plant which will enable us to operate with the present plant for many more years than we previously thought. In the long run, the Town will be saving much needed financial means in the water fund.
The Town through the free services of SERCAP (Vikki Prettyman) received a $22,000 grant from USDA to begin the preliminary engineering study that will be required to pursue the construction of a new waste water treatment plant. There are many steps in this process which will progress over a 5 year period. Further information will be provided to our citizens as we proceed.
The Town “won” its fight to undertake this project by offering to remove the old housing structure that has been abandoned for many years with local funds. This should occur in the very near future and hopefully by spring we will finally be under construction. It is anticipated that the installation of the solar panels (funded by a MDE grant of $530,000) will reduce the Town’s WTP energy costs by $30,000 annually. Thanks to our Town Engineer, Rob Duma for his work on this.
Bulk Trash is scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019. See the town’s web site for specific details.
The draft revised edition of the Town’s comprehensive plan is completed and a public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2019 before the Planning/Zoning Commission to hear and receive public input regarding the plan before it heads on to the Town Commissioners for final approval. The public hearing will commence at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall. A copy of the draft plan is available at the Town Hall during normal Business hours.
NOTES FROM TOWN COMMISSIONERS MEETING/21 Oct 19
The Town Commissioners approved 2 resolutions at the meeting. One was to recognize and thank Commissioner Ted Farlow for his many years of dedicated service not only to the town, but his tenure with the Pittsville VFD. Commissioner Farlow is retiring at the end of his term effective 18 Nov. The other resolution was to thank town resident and dedicated citizen Colbi Custis for her work on compiling the history page for the Town’s web site and assisting in various community projects along with others for the Pittsville Community.
Also, the Town Commissioners approved a contract with COASTAL MEDIA CONSULTANTS to provide services to deliver a complete social media and integrated government crisis communication training designed to improve communication with the public, basically the establishment of a town face book page.
The Town would like to “welcome” Anthony Maldonado to the town’s work force as our new employee in the Department of Public Works. Anthony’s employment began on 7 Oct 19.
TRICK OR TREATING HOURS ON October 31, 2019 are 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Please be careful as you all go door to door.
TOWN OF PITTSVILLE
“Public Hearing/Comprehensive Plan”
The Pittsville Planning/Zoning Commission will be holding a public hearing to hear and receive public input regarding the draft update of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan on November 20, 2019 commencing at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall. The draft update on the comprehensive plan is available for review at the town hall during normal business hours.
Any questions, please direct to the Town Manager at 410-835-8872.
JOSEPH A MANGINI, Jr.
TOWN MANAGER’S TALES
The Town Commissioners at a special meeting held on September 11, 2019 approved a three (3) year contract with SINGH OPERATIONAL SERVICES (SOS) to provide operations and maintenance to the Town of Pittsville’s Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to become effective October 1, 2019. SOS has been in operation for many years and will be a tremendous. SOS will provide the water operators, perform the required testing and maintenance and prepare the necessary reports that are required by the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE).
Along with the above, the Town’s commitment to perform a mini upgrade to the WTP will be commencing soon to be paid from funds reserved in the Town’s water impact fee account. The Town Manager has informed MDE of the above change in the operation of the WTP.
Bulk Trash is scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019. Look for specific details in a separate News Event listing on the Town’s web page
Should you have a community special event you want listed to be included in the utility billing soon to go out in the mail, please provide details to the Town by Monday, September 30, 2019 so we can include in our mailing. Events should be for the upcoming quarter (Oct thru Dec).
The next scheduled meeting of the Town’s Planning/Zoning Commission will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 commencing at 6:30 pm to finalize discussion on the new draft comprehensive plan before being presented to the public for further input or comments.
SOLAR PANELS PROJECT
GOOD NEWS! The issue regarding the demolition of the old building structure on town property to be the site of the solar panels project has been resolved. All parties (MHT, MDE, and Town) have agreed to the town’s request to remove the structure using local funds, and not any grant funds. This removes the last obstacle in the way of beginning these very important and worthwhile endeavor that once completed is projected to save the Town $30,000 annually on our electric costs.
The Town with the assistance of SERCAP, a non -profit organization that helps write grants for rural communities for sewer/water projects, has been awarded a grant from USDA Rural Development of $22,000 to begin the initial engineering study for the new waste water treatment plant (WWTP). This is only the very beginning of a lengthy process to upgrade the WWTP.
Unfortunately, our grant application to clear and clean out the town’s storm ditches was not approved at the State. However, the Town will consider alternative ways and resources to undertake this project as the Town Commissioners consider this a “priority”.
Please remember and be advised and aware that before you undertake any building construction or repair, contact the Town Hall to ascertain whether you need a building permit. Beginning a project without a town AND county permit may result in halting of work and municipal citation with fine being issued. BEST ADVICE!!! ASK BEFORE STARTING!
NEW RENTAL HOUSING REGULATIONS/REGISTRATION
As advertised, the Town Commissioners have approved new rental housing regulations that requires the registration with the town of ALL rental dwelling units along with a formal inspection to be done by the Town. A letter describing the procedure and application to be completed has recently been sent to those interested parties owning rental housing units. Letter is posted on the town’s web site.
Applications are available at the Town Office Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
The applications can be picked up or contact the office at 410-835-8872 with your e-mail address.
For more information on lead registration click the link below
The Town of Pittsville has declared a 1994 Dodge Truck surplus property and is being offered for sale.
Anyone interested should call the Town Hall at 410-835-8872.