Public Service Announcement: Extortion Scams

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It has come to the attention of Chester Metropolitan District staff that residents of Chester County may be falling victim to a new scam. On the afternoon of May 18, 2016, a resident of the county received a telephone call at his business from an individual claiming to be a tax collector who threatened to condemn his well unless he provided $500 on a disposable credit card (in this case, a OneVanilla card from CVS) to pay taxes on a check which had bounced.

During a series of telephone calls, this person indicated he was with the tax office, the City of Chester, and Chester Metropolitan District. An 888 callback number was given, and the callers listed themselves as “Robert Green” and “Anthony Garcia”. One of the telephone calls he received showed Chester Metropolitan District as the caller [this is called “spoofing”. It can be done online for free and is typically used for prank calls, but has recently become popular for more sinister purposes such as these extortion scams].

CMD would like every resident of Chester County to be aware of the following:

  • CMD does not call individuals asking for payment.
  • We do not maintain, operate, condemn, or disconnect private well systems for any reason.
  • If a payment is due to CMD, it must be made in our office or through our online payment portal. We will never demand payment over the telephone.
  • If you receive a telephone call which appears to come from any government agency and you feel unsure of its legitimacy, do not share any personal information with the caller.
  • If you receive a phone call requesting money or making threats against your personal property or water service, hang up and call our office immediately.

Chester Metropolitan District is committed to serving our customers and protecting the residents and businesses of Chester County. As always, CMD employees will be glad to answer any questions you may have about your water and wastewater service. Feel free to call us at any time Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at (803) 385-5123 or come by our office at 155 Wylie Street in Chester.

 

CSD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00 PM

Chester Sewer District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

 

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Invocation

 

III. Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

V. Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta
  2. Rocky Creek
  3. Sandy River
  4. Pretreatment
  5. Project updates

VI. New Business

  1. Duke Energy
  2. Giti Phase I (On-Site) Contract

VII. Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Customer Billing
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Financial Statement

VIII. Executive Session

 

  1. Contractual Personnel Matter

IX. Adjourn

 

CMD Notice of Public Hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Chester Metropolitan District

 

The Chester Metropolitan District will hold a public hearing in the Chester County Library’s Jean M. White Room, located at 100 Center Street at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 27, 2016 for the purpose of public input concerning the proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2016-2017.

Listed below are the current and proposed rates and fees:

Rate Code Current Proposed
Up to 2,000 Gallons Minimum Charge) $ 18.49 $ 19.79
Next 8,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal.) $ 7.05 $ 7.55
Next 90,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal.) $ 4.49 $ 4.81
All Over 100,000 Gallons (per 1,000 Gal.) $ 4.14 $ 4.43
Residual Management Fee /4,200 Gallons $ 3.23 $ 3.46
DHEC Fee $ .66 $ .71
Tap Fee $1,215.00 $1,300.00
Reconnect Fee $ 39.00 $ 42.00
After-Hours Fee $ 57.00 $ 61.00
Pulled Meter Fee $ 57.00 $ 61.00
Hydrant Meter Permit Fee $ 35.00 $ 38.00
Late Fee $ 3.00 $ 3.00

(Hydrant Water billed at Regular Water Rates)

CAPITAL PROJECTS FEE

(monthly charged based on meter size)

Size Current Proposed
Less than 2” $ 1.69 $ 1.81
2” $ 3.37 $ 3.61
3” $ 5.06 $ 4.73
4” $ 6.74 $ 7.22
6” $ 10.11 $ 10.82
8” $ 13.48 $ 14.43
10” $ 16.85 $ 18.03

Minimum Charge for Each Meter Size:

Meter Size Current Proposed
3/4″ $ 18.49 $ 19.79
1″ $ 32.59 $ 34.89
1½” $ 67.84 $ 72.64
2″ $ 128.77 $ 137.91
3″ $ 299.39 $ 320.69
4″ $ 541.09 $ 579.54
6″ $ 1,203.49 $ 1,288.64
8″ $ 2,259.19 $ 2,417.99
10″ $ 3,583.09 $ 3,835.59

Revenue & Expenditures

Line Item FY 2015-2016 FY 2016-2017 Percent Change
Revenue $5,991,000 $6,249,000 +5.0%
Expenditures $5,991,000 $6,249,000 +5.0%

The Chester Metropolitan District does not receive revenue through taxation.

CMD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2016
6:00 PM

Chester Metropolitan District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. Budget

 

IV. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
    1. HEPACO Invoice
  2. Depot Project
  3. Engineer’s Report
  4. DMAG Report
  5. Morrison Property/Bond

V. New Business

  1. Director’s Update

VI. Reports

  1. Director’s Report
  2. Hydrant Report
  3. Financial Report
  4. Residuals Management Fee Statement

VII. Adjourn

CSD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2016 6:00 PM

Chester Sewer District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

 

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Invocation

 

III. Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

V. Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta
  2. Rocky Creek
  3. Sandy River
  4. Pretreatment
  5. Project updates

VI. New Business

 

VII. Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Customer Billing
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Financial Statement

VIII. Adjourn

CMD Notice of Job Vacancy

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Vacancy: Meter Reader
Hours of Work: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Closing Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Starting Pay: $12.06/hour

General Statement of Job Duties

Under regular supervision, reads and records meter readings on assigned route. Performs other customer service duties as required. Reports to the Meter Department Superintendent.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL AD AND APPLY ONLINE.

The Chester Metropolitan District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CSD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Monday March 21, 2016 6:00 PM

Chester Sewer District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

 

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Invocation

 

III. Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

V. Draft Audit

 

VI. Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta
  2. Rocky Creek
  3. Sandy River
  4. Pretreatment
  5. Project updates

 

VII. New Business

 

VIII. Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Customer Billing
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Financial Statement

IX. Executive Session

Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Metropolitan District Regular Commission Meeting

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
6:00 PM

CMD Water Filtration Plant
6144 Lancaster Highway, Fort Lawn

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

III. Executive Session — Budget Amendment

 

IV. Old Business

  1. Filter Plant
    1. HEPACO Invoice
  2. Depot Project
  3. Engineer’s Report
  4. DMAG Report
  5. Morrison Property/Bond

V. New Business

  1. Director’s Update
  2. BAN & Bond Resolutions

VI. Reports

  1. Director’s Report
  2. Hydrant Report
  3. Financial Report
  4. Residuals Management Fee Statement

VII. Adjourn

CSD Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Chester Sewer District Regular Commission Meeting

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6:00 PM

DUE TO THE LACK OF A QUORUM,
THIS MEETING WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Chester Sewer District Office
155 Wylie Street, Chester

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

I. Call Meeting to Order

 

II. Invocation

 

III. Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

 

V. Old Business

  1. Lando/Manetta
  2. Rocky Creek
  3. Sandy River
  4. Pretreatment
  5. Project updates

VI. New Business

VII. Reports

  1. Mass Balance
  2. Customer Billing
  3. Maintenance Work Report
  4. Financial Statement

VIII. Adjourn

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