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File #: 15-0259R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - BaltiMeter Installation
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - BaltiMeter Installation FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Department of Public Works to appear before the City Council to discuss the progress of the BaltiMeter Project, and answer questions about the inspection of installed meters and plans for addressing any problems that may arise with the new meters.
Sponsors: President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, Mary Pat Clarke, William "Pete" Welch, Rochelle Spector, Eric T. Costello, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, Warren Branch, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: BaltiMeter Installation, Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 15-0259R~1st Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Young



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Informational Hearing - BaltiMeter Installation
FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Department of Public Works to appear before the City Council to discuss the progress of the BaltiMeter Project, and answer questions about the inspection of installed meters and plans for addressing any problems that may arise with the new meters.
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The Department of Public Works? BaltiMeter Project ? the installation of new electronic meters for all water customers ? is nearing completion for residential accounts within Baltimore City. More than 140,000 new water meters have already been installed, and all but a few thousand residential customers in the City should have the meters by the end of October.

As this stage of the project winds down, important questions remain about the division of responsibility between the City and its contractors. For instance, it is not clear who, if anyone, is responsible for inspecting meter installations after the fact to ensure that they have been done correctly. It is also not clear who is responsible if something goes wrong with the meters under various scenarios.

On a project with a reported cost of more than $145 million, it is vital that Baltimore?s residents receive through answers to these questions and others that have arisen as the BaltiMeter project proceeds.

NOW, THE...

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