NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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In accordance with the provisions of Article VI, Section 605, of the Charter of the Town of North East, Maryland, Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held at the Town Hall Meeting Room, 106 South Main Street, North East, on

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

For the purpose of electing A Mayor and two Commissioners to the Town Board of the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East.

The said Polling Place will be open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M., on said date. Duly registered persons whose names appear on the Registration Books of said town shall be entitled to vote.

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  • DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR OFFICE – Monday, January 8, 2018 at 4:30 P.M.
  • DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE – Monday, January 22, 2018 at 4:30 P.M.
  • DEADLINE TO ACCEPT AN APPLICATION REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BE MAILED – Friday, January 26, 2018 at 4:30 P.M.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH EAST / 410-287-5801

2017 Christmas Parade Applications Being Accepted

The Town of North East is now accepting applications for participation in the Annual Cecil County Christmas Parade. Interested entrants should click here for more information and to obtain a copy of the application.

The parade will take place on December 2, 2017 at noon. Applications to participate are due by 4:00 PM on November 27, 2017.

For additional information please contact Stephanie Dean at 410-287-5801 ext. 102.

 

Solicitation of Bid: Christmas Decorations

TOWN OF NORTH EAST
SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

The Town of North East is requesting proposals for wreaths, bows, lights, and ornaments for pedestrian and utility poles. Interested vendors should contact Phil Meekins at 443-350-4590 by noon pm on Wednesday October 11, 2017 to discuss options and the Town’s specific needs.

When the funding source does not preclude the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East from doing so, they reserve the right to show preference to local bidders in the purchase of supplies, equipment, and services. The amount shall not exceed six percent of the amount bid or quoted and/or sixty thousand dollars, whichever is less. A “local bidder” is defined as an individual, or business that maintains a place of business or an inventory of merchandise and/or equipment in Cecil County, is licensed by Cecil County and/or the state of Maryland, if required, and is subject to Cecil County real and/or personal property taxes. Any local bidder in default on payment of any town, county or state tax or license shall not be eligible to receive preference until all taxes or licenses due are paid.

For Immediate Release

Please be advised that the Mayor and Commissioners will meet on August 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the North East Town Hall Meeting Room to review and discuss the North East Community Park.

For Immediate Release

 

Please be advised that the Mayor and Commissioners will meet on August 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the North East Town Hall Meeting Room to review and discuss the Street Sign Replacement Project.

Now Hiring: Water Plant Operator Trainee

WATER DEPARTMENT

WATER PLANT OPERATOR TRAINEE

The Town of North East is accepting applications for a Full Time position with the North East Water Department.  With instruction and oversight from a certified operator, trainee will learn water plant operations, involving water treatment theory/practice, plant equipment operation, maintenance and repair, distribution on system maintenance and repair, meter reading and customer service. Applicants must possess a valid MD driver’s license, a high school diploma or equivalent and must apply for Temporary Class IV Water Operators License within three months and must obtain a Class IV Water Operators License within five years.  The Town is an E.O.E. Applications and job description can be obtained from the Town’s website (homepage): www.northeastmd.org/employment or by calling 410-287-5801.  Applications should be submitted to The Town of North East, P.O. Box 528, North East, MD  21901-0528; ATTN: Town Administrator. Position is open until filled.

New Utility Account Self Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH EAST – The Town of North East is pleased to announce the ability for water customers to look up their current water account balances on its website. Customers can click on “Utility Account Self Service” on the homepage and they will be able to pull up their current account balances as well as view their historical usage and prior payments.

In addition to being able to review their account history, customers will also be able to pay their bill via the site with their credit or debit card for a fee of 2.95% of their bill or via e-check for a flat fee of $1.05. These convenience fees are charged by the credit card processor, and go directly to them in accordance with the rules of various credit card issuers (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX). The Town does not charge the fee nor does it receive any portion of the fees, these fees cover the costs of the credit card processor to process customers’ payments. Customers can still pay with cash, check, or money order in person at Town Hall or via check or money order through the mail or drop box located on the front of Town Hall.

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Notice of Public Hearing

There will be a Public Hearing at 7:30 PM on June 14, 2017. The purpose of this hearing will be to present the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget and receive public testimony about the budget and proposed tax rate.

The meeting will take place at 106 South Main St, North East MD 21901. If your require special assistance please contact Town Hall at 410-287-5801 to request accommodations.

Public Hearing Notification: Annexation

PUBLIC HEARING NOTIFICATION

JUNE 14, 2017  7:30 PM

LOCATION OF HEARING: North East Town Hall – Meeting Room

ANNEXATION: Proposed change to the corporate boundaries of the Town of North East

SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Stavros K, LLC, by and through its sole member, Apostolos Kalaitzoglou

Tax Map 0025; Parcel 0100; 2305 Pulaski Highway, North East, Maryland.  Also known as Pats Pizza.

Resolution C-2017-05-02-A

Boundary Survey Plat

ADA NOTICE – The Town of North East is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings.  Anyone planning to attend a public hearing or public meeting announced by the Town of North East, and who wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services or accommodations is invited to contact the Town at least 48 hours in advance, by calling 410-287-5801 or though the Maryland Relay Service (1-800-735-2258 TTY/Voice).

2016 Consumer Confidence Report

The Town of North East mailed it’s annual Consumer Confidence Report with the March bills on March 31, 2017. A copy of the report is available here.

FY 2018 Outside Agency Applications

The Town of North East is accepting applications from outside agencies for funding in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget. Applications are Due by 4:30PM on April 20, 2017. Please review the policy to see if your organization is eligible and if so complete the application and return it to the Finance Department by the due date for consideration.

Funding Policy
FY 2018 Application

Notice of Special Meeting of the Mayor and Commissioners

Town of North East
Notice of Special Meeting:
Water Utility Rate Study Preliminary Results

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East will meet on March 15, 2017 at the North East Town Hall Meeting Room at 106 S. Main Street, North East Maryland 21901 beginning at 7:00 PM. During this meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners will discuss the preliminary results of the Water Utility Rate Study which were presented to the Board at the March 8th meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 410-287-5801

Notice of Work Session: Water Utility Rate Study Preliminary Results

Town of North East
Notice of Work Session:
Water Utility Rate Study Preliminary Results

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East will meet on March 8, 2017 at the North East Town Hall Meeting Room at 106 S. Main Street, North East Maryland 21901 beginning at 5:30 PM. During this meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners will hear a presentation about the preliminary results of the Water Utility Rate Study which was conducted by a consultant in order to determine the appropriate water rates for both in and out of town customers based on an analysis of current operations and needed capital improvements to the Town’s water system.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 410-287-5801

 

February 13, 2017 Election Results

 

February 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE TOWN OF NORTH EAST, MD
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS

 

Please be advised that the results of the February 13, 2017 North East Town Election for a Mayor and two Commissioner seats are as follows:

 

MAYOR                                                                                            VOTES

Robert F. McKnight                                                                       118 (incumbent)

 

COMMISSIONERS                                                                      VOTES

Kelly Alexander Benson                                                                  51

Michael Kline                                                                                    94 (incumbent)

Paul A. Stark                                                                                      92 (incumbent)

 

A total of 136 persons voted on the election of the 1,915 registered to vote representing a 7.1% voter turn out. Of the 136 ballots cast, 123 voters voted by paper ballot and 13 voted by the absentee ballot procedure.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL MELISSA COOK-MACKENZIE AT (410) 287-5801.

 

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RFP 2017-02-01 VENDOR CONCESSIONS AT THE NORTH EAST COMMUNITY PARK

TOWN OF NORTH EAST
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2017-02-01
VENDOR CONCESSIONS AT THE NORTH EAST COMMUNITY PARK

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East are soliciting sealed proposals from all interested contractors to operate two food vendor concessions and one small non-motorized vessel/recreational vendor.

A copy of the RFP is available online at www.northeastmd.org/bids, or may be picked up at Town Hall located at 106 S. Main Street. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Town Administrator by 1:00 PM on or before February 27, 2017 at Town Hall, 106 S. Main Street, North East, Maryland 21901.  Faxed or email bids will not be accepted.

When the funding source does not preclude the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East from doing so, they reserve the right to show preference to local bidders in the purchase of supplies, equipment, or services. The amount shall not exceed six percent (6%) of the amount bid or quoted and/or sixty thousand dollars ($60,000), whichever is less. A “local bidder” is defined as an Individual, or business that maintains a place of business or maintains an inventory of merchandise and/or equipment in Cecil County, is licensed by Cecil County or the State of Maryland, if required, and is subject to Cecil County real and/or personal property taxes. Any local bidder in default on payment of any town, county or state tax or license shall not be eligible to receive preference until all taxes or licenses due are paid.

RFP 2017-01-01 Curbside Municipal Solid Waste & Single Stream Recycling Collection Services

TOWN OF NORTH EAST
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2017-01-01
CURBSIDE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AND SINGLE
STREAM RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICES

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East are soliciting sealed proposals from all qualified contractors to perform curbside solid waste and single stream recycling collection services in the corporate limits of the Town of North East beginning July 1, 2017.

A copy of the RFP is available online at www.northeastmd.org/bids, or may be picked up at Town Hall located at 106 S. Main Street. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Town Administrator by 12:00 PM on or before February 28, 2017 at Town Hall, 106 S. Main Street, North East, Maryland 21901.  Faxed or email bids will not be accepted.

When the funding source does not preclude the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East from doing so, they reserve the right to show preference to local bidders in the purchase of supplies, equipment, or services. The amount shall not exceed six percent (6%) of the amount bid or quoted and/or sixty thousand dollars ($60,000), whichever is less. A “local bidder” is defined as an Individual, or business that maintains a place of business or maintains an inventory of merchandise and/or equipment in Cecil County, is licensed by Cecil County or the State of Maryland, if required, and is subject to Cecil County real and/or personal property taxes. Any local bidder in default on payment of any town, county or state tax or license shall not be eligible to receive preference until all taxes or licenses due are paid.

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Published Cecil Whig – 1/23/17 & 1/25/2017

Solicitation of Bid – Town Hall Carpet & Flooring

TOWN OF NORTH EAST
SOLICITATION OF BID
TOWN HALL CARPET & FLOORING

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East are bids for the replacement of carpet and other flooring in the Town Hall.  Contractors must be licensed and insured (including workers compensation). The bids are to include purchase and installation of the flooring. Installation will have to be scheduled for after hours or when possible around department schedules and will include the moving of furniture.

If interested in bidding, firms should contact Ken Natale at 410-287-5801 to schedule a time to look at and measure the building. The contract will be awarded to the “lowest responsible bidder.” The company awarded the contract will be required to provide proof of insurance to the Town. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Town Administrator by 1:00 PM on or before January 13, 2017 at Town Hall, 106 S. Main Street, North East, Maryland 21901.  Faxed or email bids will not be accepted.

When the funding source does not preclude the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East from doing so, they reserve the right to show preference to local bidders in the purchase of supplies, equipment, or services. The amount shall not exceed six percent (6%) of the amount bid or quoted and/or sixty thousand dollars ($60,000), whichever is less. A “local bidder” is defined as an Individual, or business that maintains a place of business or maintains an inventory of merchandise and/or equipment in Cecil County, is licensed by Cecil County or the State of Maryland, if required, and is subject to Cecil County real and/or personal property taxes. Any local bidder in default on payment of any town, county or state tax or license shall not be eligible to receive preference until all taxes or licenses due are paid.

 

Solicitation of Reverse Bids – 2017 Snow Removal

TOWN OF NORTH EAST
SOLICITATION OF “REVERSE BIDS”
SNOW REMOVAL – 2017 SEASON

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East are soliciting sealed “Reverse Bids” from all contractors who wish to participate in as needed snow removal from Town roads during the winter season of 2017.  Contractors must be licensed and insured (including workers compensation).

In a “Reverse Bid” process contractors submit a list of available equipment and hourly rates which is to include all costs for supplies and labor. The Town will open the bids, create a list of eligible contractors, and will call contractors as needed during snow events in the order of “lowest responsible bidder.” If a contractor is added to the list they will be required to submit proof of insurance to the Town. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Town Administrator by 1:00 PM on or before January 13, 2017 at Town Hall, 106 S. Main Street, North East, Maryland 21901.  Faxed or email bids will not be accepted.

When the funding source does not preclude the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East from doing so, they reserve the right to show preference to local bidders in the purchase of supplies, equipment, or services. The amount shall not exceed six percent (6%) of the amount bid or quoted and/or sixty thousand dollars ($60,000), whichever is less. A “local bidder” is defined as an Individual, or business that maintains a place of business or maintains an inventory of merchandise and/or equipment in Cecil County, is licensed by Cecil County or the State of Maryland, if required, and is subject to Cecil County real and/or personal property taxes. Any local bidder in default on payment of any town, county or state tax or license shall not be eligible to receive preference until all taxes or licenses due are paid.

Important Information About Your Drinking Water

The Town of North East failed to comply with
State and federal drinking water standards.

 

For the periods of July 2016 – September 2016, and October 2016 – December 2016, the Rolling Mill drinking water treatment plant failed to remove the required percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC). Our failure to remove the required amount of TOC has placed us in violation of State and federal drinking water standards. We routinely monitor for TOC in our source and treated drinking water, and alkalinity in our source water. TOC is a measurement of the total amount of organic matter that can be found in our source water—North East Creek and Little North East Creek. TOC levels indicate whether or not disinfection byproducts are likely to be produced when chlorine is added to a drinking water source that contains naturally occurring organic matter. We sample monthly to confirm the operation and effectiveness of the Rolling Mill and Leslie drinking water treatment plants. This information tells us whether we are effectively removing TOC from the water supply.

 

What should I do?

  • There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. If a situation arises such that the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.

 

What does this mean?

  • This is not an emergency. If it had been an emergency, you would have been notified within 24 hours.
  • *TOC has no health effects. However, TOC provides a medium for the formation of disinfection byproducts, which may include trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids. Drinking water containing these byproducts in excess of the Maximum Contaminant Level may lead to adverse health effects, liver or kidney problems, or nervous system effects, and may lead to an increased risk of cancer.*
  • Please note that the trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids have been below the maximum contaminant level since January 2016.

 

What is being done?

  • This is an ongoing TOC violation issued to the Town of North East during 2016. Public notification for the previous violation was distributed on August 24, 2016.
  • Operational and treatment changes at the Rolling Mill drinking water treatment plant have already been implemented. Results from samples taken in months of June, July, August, and September 2016, show that TOC removal at the Rolling Mill treatment plant has improved.
  • Compliance with State and federal TOC standards is based on the running annual average of monthly results. We anticipate returning to compliance by March 31, 2017, for the TOC violations.

 

For more information, please contact Ron Carter of North East Waterworks at 410-287-8102.

 

*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.*

 

Water System Number MD0070016                                                  Date distributed: 12/21/2016

 

2016 Cecil County Christmas Parade Results

CECIL COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE

106 South Main Street, North East, Maryland 21901
Telephone: 410-287-5801

 

For Immediate Release

December 7, 2016

Contact:          Parade Chair, Melissa Cook-MacKenzie / 410-287-5801

 

 

2016 Cecil County Christmas Parade Results

North East, Maryland – Parade Chair Melissa Cook-MacKenzie is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Cecil County Christmas Parade.

 

County High School Band

1st Place – Perryville

2nd Place – North East

3rd Place – Elkton

 

Commercial Float

1st Place – Turkey Point Vineyard Tasting Room

2nd Place – Bella Pizza

3rd Place – Impact Fitness

 

Non-Profit Float – Adults

1st Place – Joe’s Grocery Coffee Club

2nd Place – Town of Elkton Department of Public Works

3rd Place – Saint Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church

 

Non-Profit Float – Youth

1st Place – CASA of Cecil County

2nd Place – North East Youth Football League

3rd Place – North East Middle School Band

 

Adult Marching Unit with Music

1st Place – Duchy of Chesapeake

2nd Place – Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

Adult Marching Unit without Music

1st Place – Relay for Life – Cruisin for a Cure

2nd Place – Rising Sun Martial Arts

 

Youth Marching Unit with Music

1st Place – Cecil Dance Theatre

 

Youth Marching Unit without Music

1st Place – Good Shepherd Catholic School

2nd Place – San’s Martial Arts

3rd Place (tied) – Cub Scout Pack #443 and Girl Scouts Service Unit 1

 

Equestrian

1st Place – Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program & Rolling Hill Ranch

2nd Place – Open Number Riding Academy

3rd Place – Horseshoe Hill Stables

 

Animal

1st Place – Kimberly and Anne Smith

 

Antique Car

1st Place – Jonathon Bouchelle

2nd Place – Ken DuBree

3rd Place – Tracy Patchell

 

Modified Car

1st Place (tied) – Robert G. Crothers and Amos Mullins

2nd Place – Jim Heath

3rd Place – Richard Crothers

 

Mayors Award

Ronald A. Phillips

 

Happiest To Be In The Parade

Girl Scout Troop #321

 

 

 

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