Town Council Meeting Minutes
June 9, 2015
The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the Fire Hall with the following members present:
Burgess Smith and Commissioners Trimmer, Rittelmeyer, Kellar and Spruill.
There was three guests and four residents in attendance.
Burgess Smith called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
After review of the May 2015 minutes a motion to accept them as presented was passed 4 – 0.
After review of the May 2015 financials a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
Burgess Smith asked for a motion to pass the FY16 Budget. A motion to pass the FY16 budget passed 4 – 0.
Commissioner Trimmer thanked all Council members for their time and help over the past four years before stepping down from his position of Commissioner.
Sandra Dalton, Clerk of the Circuit Court was in attendance to swear in two Commissioners for a four year term. They were Chris Spruill and Carl Piechowski.
Commissioner Kellar provided a handout of policies and procedures for a Code Enforcement Officer. After discussion, it was decided the Council review the draft copy for discussion at a future meeting.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on the POS meeting he attended in May. He had to cut one project and reduce the others. The project cut was the pole barn for the WWTP.
Commissioner Spruill inquired on having a Deputy attend a Town Meeting at least on a quarterly basis to see what is happening in town. Burgess Smith will look into this.
Commissioner Kellar inquired on potential vandalism with one of the buildings in the park. He was informed the building was a well house and that it was being worked on.
Burgess Smith opened bids for sludge hauling for review. Three companies provided bids. Frederick Septic’s one year bid was $12.00 per wet ton and their three year bid was $10.35. Westminster Septic’s one year bid was $9.25 per wet ton and their three year bid was $8.00. Kline Services only provided a one year bid in the amount of $19.59. After a brief discussion, a motion was made to accept Westminster Septic’s three year bid of $8.00 per wet ton hauled. Motion passed 4 – 0.
A group of men representing Fredrock Disc Golf Club provided handouts to the Council for discussion on expanding the Disc Golf course to 18 holes. The group was granted permission to clear paths for fairways. They were asked not to remove any trees. They will meet with the Council to do a walk thru once the paths are cleared. A motion to allow them to clear paths for fairways and install 9 additional holes was passed 4 – 0. They also inquired on using the permanent porta pot building as a storage building. After discussion it was decided to allow them to use the building with the understanding they will change out the lock and provide the town with a key to the new one. Motion passed 4 – 0.
Resident Peggy Trimmer was in attendance and commended the maintenance employees for their hard work in the park. She did point out that tree branches along Israel creek and behind the Copper Oaks Court homes need to be picked up. She also pointed out that the exercise stations needed weeds pulled and new mulch put in.
Resident Judy Katz asked if research was done yet pertaining to who owned the island at the entrance of Copper Oaks Court. Burgess Smith informed her he had not yet looked into it. A brief discussion on who owns it was held. Commissioner Kellar suggested if the town takes it over that everything be taken out and fill it in with asphalt.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was passed 4 - 0.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro