On behalf of the Burgess and Commissioners of the Village, I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
I would like to remind everyone to make sure that when you fill out your Maryland State income tax forms, you list Rosemont as your city of residence. A portion of your tax money is returned to the Village. This is a large part of our budget. If you put Frederick County or Brunswick in that block then your money goes to them. So please double check to make sure you list Rosemont in that block.
Also, if you see a street light out, please send me an email or give me a call. We pay a flat rate for the lights and we would like to see them all working.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday,
Monday March 30, 7pm at Merryland Park.
1. Presentation on how to join the new Lovettsville Co-op;
2. Information on bulk trash pick-up date for this spring;
3. Appointment of Linda Moss election judge;
4. Discussion of repairs to the playground;
5. Presentation of budget for next year;
6. Nominations for Burgess and Commissioners.
Monday, January 26, 7pm at Merryland Park. The agenda items are: 1. Discuss repairs to the playground at Merryland Park; 2. Discuss bulk trash pickup for this spring; 3. discuss newspapers being thrown along Petersville Rd.. Please check your email on Monday; if we get a storm and the parking lot is slick, the meeting will be canceled.
I wanted to let you know that we have been continuing to work with First Energy regarding the power issues in Brunswick and Rosemont. Please see the information below as an update directly from their representative. I am happy to report that the major work is complete as of today!
This Friday, October 10 we completed our 12Kv realignment work and abandoned the section of line that was the source of numerous outages and the recent surges that caused problems for some residents of Rosemont and Brunswick. This was the last in a series of improvements we made to our system in order to address reliability and power quality issues in that area.
Now, we certainly can’t promise that residents of Brunswick and Rosemont will never experience another power outage, but we certainly CAN guarantee that they will never see another outage or surge due to problems on THAT line in THAT place!
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Delegate Kelly M. Schulz
District 4, Frederick Co., MD
The Rosemont meeting will be Monday November 24, 7pm at Merryland park. Agenda for this meeting: Our auditor will be there to present the audit for FY13 -14.
The Rosemont village meeting will be Monday September 29, 7pm at Merryland Park. Agenda: Final report on the water system and update on the power line work.
Also: There will be a public hearing on the final benefit assessment for the Rosemont Water Users. This will be before the County Commissioners, Thursday Sept. 25, 9:30 am at Winchester Hall. I will be attending and will have a report at our September 29 meeting.
I just got an update from Del. Kelly Schultz on the power line work. The switch at the Brunswick Substation on the high voltage line has been installed and is operational. This means that the high voltage line that is over our supply line is now not energized. If a tree comes down on the line it will not cause a power surge. The lower voltage line that is our power supply is scheduled to be removed from the stream valley and hooked to the Petersville substation. This work should be completed by the end of October. They should be starting on tree trimming in our area soon. It looks like the power surge problem has been solved, and we should be hooked up to the Petersville substation soon, which will be more reliable.
Below is an email I received from Potomac Edison after our meeting today. As you can see, Potomac Edison is moving the line out of the valley at Brunswick Crossing, and this should eliminate future power surges. This should also eliminate a lot of the outages we have had. I will let everyone know when this is completed.
Msg. from Dave Kline:
We have initiated a number of construction projects that will reconfigure some of our existing circuits. This will allow us to serve customers that have been affected by over voltage on the line that is built under the sub transmission line via other circuits, eliminating that particular area of exposure. We will then abandon that problem section of Distribution line. Please keep in mind that there are always possibilities of problems and outages on the electrical grid. We are simply eliminating exposure to a known and isolated problem area.
We have also initiated a construction project at the Brunswick substation that will isolate and protect it from many sustained outages similar to those that have been experienced recently. Future problems that occur may produce only a momentary interruption as opposed to a sustained outage.
We expect to have this work done by early Fall.
Time to think spring even if the weather man says otherwise. Soon the water contractor will be returning to finish repairing everyone's yard. Please check when they have done your yard to see if everything is okay. If not, contact the county inspector. He should be at the work site. If you can't find him, please call me and I will have him contact you. You need to check this right away, because they will be finished in about 2 weeks and the contract will be finished.
I have received word from State Highway Administration that Petersville Road will be milled and paved sometime in April. They have to fix all the pot holes first, and the blacktop plants don't open for the year until the end of March. This is at the top of their list.
Be safe during the upcoming snow storm.
Monday, 6/2/14, 7pm @ Merryland Park. The agenda items for the meeting are:
Comcast franchise agreement.