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January 28, 2013 

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BGE Work to Reduce Power Outages
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AOTB General Membership Meeting
January 29, 2014
7 p.m.
Annapolis Neck/Hillsmere Library


We have limited our meeting to two agenda items as they are both very important and will probably generate much discussion. Should there be any time remaining, we will, of course, entertain additional items for discussion.
  1. Discussion and ratification of our FY2015 budget, to begin July 1, 2014, as you saw posted in the latest issue of The Pier, for the draft budget (both the Special Community Benefit District and the Shore Erosion Control budgets). We will discuss the two options: reduced services at the current tax rate or maintenance of current service levels with a slight tax increase.
  2. Discussion of the current status of the property claims brought by several property owners. Click to learn more about this. Our attorney, Sue Ford, will be present to answer any questions. Currently, we have a proposal from one of the claimant groups for settlement. We will discuss and solicit your input before the Board votes to accept or reject. 
Please read the Minutes from our November 23 General Meeting so we can move things along at the meeting. Please click here for the minutes.
BGE Work to Reduce Power Outages


Last Friday,  at approximately 7:30 a.m., an overhead wire connection along the 33kV wire supplying Bay Ridge Substation failed, which brought the wire to the ground. Because of this, BGE lost its supply to Feeders 8424 and 8425. BGE overhead crews responded and were able to correct the issue at approximately 11 a.m. However, due to the extreme cold and high loading conditions, crews brought back small pieces of each feeder at a time, with all customers being restored by approximately 1:30 p.m. This was done to ensure that the cold load pickup would not cause an overload on the wires. BGE has successfully completed all restoration included in this event.
In the future, BGE will be able to utilize the Remote Ties that are planned to be installed this year to restore residents of Arundel on the Bay and Oyster Harbor. In the short term, BGE will be inspecting the lines affected by this event to ensure no other damages.