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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Notice of Election

The Town of North East will be holding an election on Monday, February 13, 2017, the following offices are up for election: Mayor and two Commissioners. The Mayor and Commissioners serve two year terms. Nominations for office must be received by 4:30 PM on Monday January 9, 2017.

The deadline for voter registration is Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:30 PM. The deadline to submit an application requesting an absentee ballot be mailed is Friday, January 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM.

The election will be held on Monday February 13, 2017 at 106 South Main Street, North East from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM in the Town Hall Meeting Room, accessible from the Municipal Parking Lot.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

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

We routinely monitor for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in our source and treated 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. For the period of July 2015-June 2016, the Rolling Mill treatment plant failed to removed the required percentage of TOC. Our failure to remove the required amount of TOC has placed us in violation of State and federal drinking water standards.

What This Means

This is not an emergency. 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 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.

You may drink the water. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

Steps We Are Taking

The problem will be evaluated and corrected by treatment changes at the water treatment plant. Additional sampling will continue.

For more information, please contact Ron Carter of North East Water Works 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 doe this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Water System Number MD0070016                Date distributed: 08/22/2016

Notice of Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East will be conducting a tour of the North East Fire House (Station 4) on July 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Fire House, 210 South Mauldin Ave, North East, Maryland to see an overview of the operations of the department, learn about the equipment, gear and training necessary to fulfill their mission.

For additional information, please call Melissa Cook-MacKenzie at 410-287-5801

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Sent to: The Cecil Whig
The Cecil Guardian
The Herald

WATER CUSTOMERS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

Haloacetic Acid 5 (HAA5) MCL Violation at Town of North East

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard.  Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants.  Testing results from October 2015 to December 2015 show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum contaminant level (MCL) for HAA5.  The standard for HAA5 is 60 parts per billion.  It is determined by averaging the samples collected at each sampling location for the past twelve months.  The level of HAA5 averaged at the sampling location listed below was as follows:

System Location

Haloacetic Acids (ppb)
Red Toad Road 60.60

What should I do?

  • There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil water or take other corrective actions.  Should a situation ever arise where the water is not safe to drink, you will be notified immediately.
  • Certain people may be at an increased risk. Customers with severely compromised immune systems, infants, pregnant women, and the elderly, are at an increased risk, and should receive advice from their health care providers about drinking this water.

What does this mean?

This is not an emergency.  If it had been an emergency, you would have been notified immediately.  HAA5 are five haloacetic acid compounds which form when disinfectants react with natural organic matter in the water.  People who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What is being done?

The violation occurred during the last quarter of 2015 and was back in compliance on January 10, 2016.  The Town has hired an engineering firm to complete a hydraulic model of the town’s water system to better determine what is causing the violations.  Once this is determined a corrective action plan will be developed and implemented.

For more information, please contact Ron Carter at 410-287-8102 or 39 Rolling Mill Lane North East, MD 21901.

*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.*

This notice is being sent to you by the Town of North East.  State Water System ID#: MD007-0016.

Date distributed: 06/30/2016

TOWN OF NORTH EAST NOTICE OF A PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of North East proposes to increase real property taxes.

  1. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2016, the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 1.76% from $303,482,658 to $308,813,087.
  2. If the Town of North East Maintains the current tax rate of $0.48 per $100 of assessment, real property tax revenues will increase by 1.76% resulting in $25,585 of new real property tax revenues.
  3. In order to fully offset the effect of increasing assessments, the real property tax rate should be reduced to $0.4717 the constant yield tax rate.
  4. The Town is considering not reducing its real property tax rate enough to fully offset increasing assessments. The Town proposes to adopt a real property tax rate of $0.48 per $100 of assessment. This tax rate is 1.76% higher than the constant yield tax rate and will generate $25,585 in additional property tax revenues.

A public hearing on the proposed real property tax rate increase will be held at 7:00 PM on May 25, 2016 at North East Town Hall located at 106 South Main Street, North East MD 21901.

The hearing is open to the public and public testimony is encouraged. Persons with questions regarding this hearing may call 410-287-5801 for further information. 

Notice of Budget Work Session

The Mayor and Commissioners will be meeting at 5:00 PM on April 13, 2016 at Town Hall for a work session on the fiscal year 2017 budget which begins on July 1, 2016. The meeting is open to the public.

Cecil County Makes Changes to Single Stream Recycling Program

The Cecil County Landfill has issued changes to the requirements for single stream recycling. These changes can be viewed on their website at www.ccrecycling.org. A flyer describing the changes was included in water bills mailed by the Town in January.

The Town’s recycling contractor will reject any curbside recycling that the Cecil County Landfill will not accept at their recycling center. If you have any questions about the changes please direct them to Cecil County Landfill.