You are invited! The Frederick Board of County
Commissioners will join residents and
officials of the Village of Rosemont and City of Brunswick for a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on
Friday, December 20, to commemorate the completion of the Rosemont Water
Supply Project. The project included replacement of the existing,
out-dated water lines and provided the residents of Rosemont with a supply of Frederick County water at or near their current
The event will be held at Lions
Click on this announcement first, and then on the highlighted links to see results of the seven day speed box data collection on Petersville Road in December 2013, both Northbound
27, 7pm at Merryland
for the meeting:
and financial report;
on bulk trash pick up;
enforcement/results of speed box;
on water project;
from Potomac Edison on power line work;
I met again with representatives
of Potomac Edison, and we walked the power line causing all the problems.
Mayor Tome and I spent several hours with James Sears, First Energy/Potomac
Edison President of Maryland Operations, Michael Hosier, General Manager of
Regional Operations, and Dave Kline, Manager of External Affairs. They
sent a forester to the area, and he identified twenty (20) dead trees that need
to be removed. These trees are not in the right of way and are on
Brunswick Crossing property. Potomac Edison is working with Brunswick
Crossing to get permission to cut these trees. They are also working with
their engineers to find a way to move the lower voltage line that serves us.
One of the biggest problems is the cost of this. I had invited Mr. Kline
to attend our meeting on November 25; however he has another commitment and
will be unable to attend. Mr. Kline and Mr. Hosier will be at the Brunswick meeting on
November 12. Mayor Tome has invited Rosemont residents to attend and hear what Potomac
Edison plans to do. This is a problem that affects both Brunswick and Rosemont. We are working
together, so feel free to attend the meeting. I have asked Potomac Edison
to send me a written plan of action that I can share at our November 25 Rosemont
Village Meeting. I will try to schedule them for our January meeting as
year, Rosemont residents were given a card with a number on it to use
when they took yard waste to the Brunswick yard. Brunswick is now going
to require folks to show this card when dropping off yard waste. If
you don't have a card or can't find your card, call Dave Blackmon at
301-834-4673, and he will get one to you.
BLACK BEAR sighted in Rosemont! A black bear was observed wandering through yards on Rosemont Drive on the evening of October 15. Frederick County Animal Control and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have been alerted.
Advice from the DNR:
If a bear comes into your yard:
- DON’T PANIC! DON’T SHOOT! DON’T APPROACH IT!
- Back away slowly.
- Go inside and wait for the bear to leave.
- Most bears fear people and will leave when they see you.
- If a bear woofs, snaps its jaws, slaps the ground or brush, or bluff charges: YOU ARE TOO CLOSE!
- Learn to tolerate bears. Many bears are killed or injured when not causing problems.
If a bear refuses to leave:
- Be sure you have allowed the bear an escape route.
- Make loud noises to scare it away.
If a bear is treed:
- LEAVE IT ALONE! The bear will usually go away when it feels safe.
- Have people leave the area.
- Remove your dog from the area.
For more information on Black Bears in Maryland, Click here.
November 25, 7pm at Merryland
for the meeting:
and financial report;
of Delegate Kelly Shultz;
on water project;
request for Brunswick High swim team;
- Public comment.
As most of you know, we had
another power surge last week. This second surge came for the same
place that the first one came from. I talked with Karen Tome about what
we could do to get Potomac Edison to correct the problem. I then
called the County Manager’s office to ask their help in getting Potomac
Edison to respond. The County had Mr. Dave Kline from First Energy
contact me yesterday. I explained what I thought was the problem, and
he agreed to meet with me today.
The problem lies in a
stream valley that runs from the end of Volunteer Dr. in Brunswick
Crossing to Brunswick Street near the Dollar Store. This valley is
about 100 feet wide and has steep hills on both sides that are over 100
feet high. On all of these hills are large trees. These trees are out
of the Potomac Edison right of way, but when they fall, they hit the
power lines. This power line has 2 lines on the poles, one high voltage
and one lower voltage. The lower voltage line is the one that feeds us
in Rosemont. When the high voltage hits the low voltage, we get a
power surge. If you have walked the trails in Brunswick Crossing, you
know where I am talking about. This line has been there a long time,
and when it was installed there may not have been any large trees.
I met Mr. Kline today and
took him to the area to show him first hand the problem. He agreed with
me that something had to be done. He took pictures, and said he would
meet with his people to see if a solution can be found. I asked him if
he would come to the next Rosemont meeting to report on a plan of action
and answer our questions. He agreed to be at the November 25 meeting.
Mark that on your calendars and plan to attend.
The other problems we are
having are momentary outages, where the power is back on after few
moments. I drove Mr. Kline down Petersville Rd. and pointed out all of
the tree branches that are in contact with the power lines. He said he
would get the person in charge of that here as soon as possible.
am going to keep on top of this to see that something is done. In the
mean time, Potomac Edison offers surge protection at the cost of $5.41
per month. This covers everything except TVs and computers. I signed
up and think it worthwhile. Call Potomac Edison at 1-800-505-7283 if
you are interested.
The water line along Petersville Rd. and Chick Lane will be finished this week. They will then flush the line and test the water. By the first of next week they will start hooking people up beginning at Merryland Park and working toward Brunswick. They will hook everyone up to the intersection of Rosemont Dr. They will then remove the temporary line and start on Rosemont Drive. It is very important that you look at your plumbing system now before they hook you to new high pressure line. At the very least you will need an expansion tank on your hot water heater and some of you will need a pressure reducing valve. If you have an inside water meter, that can now be removed and the pressure reducing valve can go in its place. The meters belong to Brunswick and must be returned to them. You can give your old meter to Jeff, the inspector, and he will return it to Brunswick. You can do this yourself or you can hire a plumber. If you call a plumber, please ask for an estimate of charges and get at least two prices. The higher pressure is coming and if your system is not ready for it you may have a serious water leak or your hot water heater will vent out of the relief valve. The plumbing system in your house is your responsibility and the water line contractor can't help you. Please take this seriously and act now before you have a serious problem. At the very least, know where the shut off valve in your house is so you can stop the water flow if you have a problem. Please do it now!
Monday September 30, 7pm at Merryland Park.
Agenda for the meeting:
1. Call to order;
2. Pledge to the flag;
3. Minutes and financial report;
4. Update on water;5. Public comment.