Town Workshop Meeting Minutes
March 23, 2015
The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held today at the Town Hall with the following members present:
Commissioners Trimmer, Rittelmeyer and Kellar. Absent from the meeting was Burgess Smith and Commissioner Spruill.
There were three guests in attendance.
Commissioner Trimmer led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The first line of discussion was with Verdant Development Group. A review of the draft MOU and Burgess Smith’s comments were discussed. Commissioner Kellar informed the group of the Planning and Zoning Committee’s review of the project. Discussion on a reduction in water tap fees was held and Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested capping the 50% reduction for water taps at 35 units. It was decided to put a minimum of 1800 square foot per home being built. NMX setbacks were briefly discussed and the Verdant group’s Attorney suggested adding a text amendment to our code stating that the Burgess and Commissioners can adjust the setbacks in NMX. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked their Attorney if he could draft something and he will. They will revise the MOU and send it to Mary with hopes it can then be reviewed by the Town’s Attorney. It was decided to have another Planning and Zoning meeting prior to the April 21st town meeting.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported that field clean up day for the Rec Council will be March 28th and Opening Day is April 11th. He asked that the bathrooms be opened by then. He then asked how the renovations on the bathrooms were progressing.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on a request by the Rec Council to use the permanent porta pot in the park for a storage building since it was not being used a bathroom.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on meeting with the State Highway Administration to discuss reengineering the creek bed in the park. SHA will assess things and then meet with the town.
Commissioner Kellar gave a report on the Planning and Zoning meeting previously held. They agreed to grant 208 N. Main Street a change of use, approved the Lancaster plan and did not discuss the Kent property. They did not agree with putting a stipulation referencing sub-division on the Lancaster lots.
Commissioner Kellar provided photos of the corner of N. Main Street and Coppermine Road. Parking is an issue due to the curb not being painted red. It was decided to have the maintenance men paint the curb red at the corner. Other photos showed branches from a tree at 208 N. Main Street impeding the power lines along the side yard adjacent to Coppermine Rd. Commissioner Kellar will contact Potomac Edison to have them cut back.
Commissioner Kellar reported on his research for hiring a Code Enforcement Officer.
Commissioner Kellar opened discussion on the nomination process and the text in the code book referring to it.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro