Town Council Meeting Minutes
July 14, 2015
The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the Fire Hall with the following members present:
Burgess Smith and Commissioners Rittelmeyer, Kellar and Spruill. Arriving late was Commissioner Piechowski.
There was three residents in attendance.
Burgess Smith called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
After review of the June 2015 minutes a motion to accept them as presented was passed 3 – 0.
After review of the June 2015 financials a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
Commissioner Kellar provided a handout of the Code Enforcement Officer Policy and Procedures with changes from Council members. After discussion on the changes it was decided that Commissioner Kellar edit the draft again for review at the July Workshop meeting.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer provided handouts on the grant funded projects he is submitting for the park and gave an explanation on the projects. A discussion was held on the type of surface to put on the tennis court. A motion to apply a premier coat surface to the tennis court passed 4 – 0. Commissioner Rittelmeyer will follow up with the electrician about new lights and timers on the tennis court.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on the restroom project indicating it is not done yet. Burgess Smith will get with the maintenance men to get this complete. A discussion was held on several things in the park that need attention. Burgess Smith will get with the maintenance men on all issues.
Commissioner Spruill reported he is putting together a presentation on the condition of the streets and will present it at the July Workshop.
Commissioner Spruill also inquired on the curb that needed painted in front of his home and Mary informed him it is done.
Commissioner Spruill inquired on whether the Sheriff’s office had been contacted yet and Burgess Smith reported they have not but he will do so in the morning.
Commissioner Spruill thought it would be a good idea to warn residents about the condition of sidewalks before a Code Enforcement Officer was hired.
Commissioner Spruill was concerned about people using the playground area of the school and wondered if it was an issue for the town. Burgess Smith informed him it is an issue of the County.
Commissioner Kellar reported the Planning and Zoning Committee would be meeting on Thursday to discuss the zoning text amendment for Verdant developers. He also raised the question of obtaining natural gas at the development. Burgess Smith questioned why we would want it.
Commissioner Kellar was concerned about the commercial parking at the south end of town if the new development was approved and thought a Municipal parking lot would be good.
Commissioner Piechowski reported speaking with Marc, the town’s plant operator for a tour of the facilities on Thursday and informed the Council that everyone was invited. It was decided to change the date to the following week in order for more Council members to attend.
Burgess Smith informed the Council that the ditch between 407 and 409 Copper Oaks Place was in need of being cleaned out and regraded. He has Robert Shoemaker contracted to perform the task.
Burgess Smith opened discussion on the Andy Porter, Town Engineer’s comments for Copper Oaks II. It was decided to have Mr. Porter send the comments to the developers Engineers.
Burgess Smith reported the maintenance men would like to purchase a wood chipper for $7500. The Council all agreed to rent one instead and haul what they can to Heritage Park.
Resident Donald Trimmer was in attendance with concerns in the park. He indicated there used to be trash cans at each bridge and now they are missing. The grass around the playground is not trimmed and there is weeds in the playground area. The storm drains in town are in need of being cleaned and should be done on a regular basis. Burgess Smith will speak to the maintenance men about getting these things taken care of.
Resident David Lee was in attendance to report the storm water from Southern States coming down over his yard. He indicated there used to be a rolled blacktop curb along the back of his property to prevent this and over the years it has been knocked out by the snow plows. Burgess Smith will get with the maintenance men to have one reinstalled. Mr. Lee also reported he is still waiting on his driveway to be fixed where it comes onto the street. Also reported was holes in the road at 204 S. Main St., the sidewalk that is missing along the side of 200 S. Main St. and the storm drain at 100 S. Main St. that makes a terrible noise when trucks go over it. Burgess Smith will take care of these items.
Resident Donald Trimmer reported the storm drain in front of 204 S. Main St. has been in need of repair for a couple years now.
Resident July Katz reported the Copper Oaks sign project is underway and she hopes to have it completed by winter.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was passed 4 - 0.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro