March 28, 2011 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
March 28, 2011

The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held on Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Town Hall with the following members present:

Burgess Smith, Commissioners Rittelmeyer, and Brakebill. Absent from the meeting was Commissioners Rensberger and Eaves.

Burgess Smith called the meeting to order.

The February 2011 minutes was reviewed and Commissioner Brakebill made a correction to a spelling error. It was then decided to table the approval process of the minutes until the April Workshop meeting.

Burgess Smith spoke briefly on the water at the Quarry and will get with Marc, Water/Sewer Operator for the Town, to discuss it with him.

Burgess Smith informed the Council he will have a Draft Budget for FY 2012 at the April Workshop Meeting.

Commissioner Brakebill presented the last part of the WRE/MGE and indicated there needs to be a few corrections made on the maps. He will contact Denis and have him stop by the office to review these changes with Mary.

Commissioner Brakebill reported the APFO was repealed through an ordinance with the County and the Judicial Review has been dropped.

Commissioner Brakebill inquired on the part-time status. Mary reported on recently receiving a nice resume and Burgess Smith asked her to forward it to him for review.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the two trees recently planted in the island at the entrance to Copper Oaks Court. He then indicated there is one tree on town property that still needs to come down for it is causing damage to a storm drain. He would like to get Hoover’s Paving to come in to evaluate the damage. Burgess Smith will speak to the contractor who planted the two trees at the entrance first in order to have another tree planted when one comes down.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer then inquired on the letter to the residents of Copper Oaks Ct. and Burgess Smith informed him he is giving thought to it. A brief discussion was then held on areas where the sidewalks need repaired and Commissioner Rittelmeyer will provide addresses to Burgess Smith.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer then reported on speaking with resident Earl Powell in reference to the entrances at the alleys in town. Mr. Powell has concern with the grading of the road from Main Street onto the alleys and indicated it causes the fire trucks to drag.

Burgess Smith opened discussion about parking on Adams Street near the liquor store and would like to place No Parking signs along that side of the road.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on an email he received in reference to our domain name for the website. He will forward that email to Mary.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the erosion of the creek bed in the park and reported the walking path is now at the edge of the creek bed. Burgess Smith will contact RB Stine to inquire on when they will begin repairing it.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on the status with the pier at the pond and Mary read an email from the insurance company to the Council.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on painting the curbs throughout the Town and it was decided to have Tom obtain red paint and begin painting all curbs that was painted in the past.

Commissioner Brakebill reported on a voice mail that he received in reference to a business in town and how he could not understand the message. Commissioner Rittelmeyer and Mary reported receiving the same type of voice mail.

Commissioner Brakebill questioned whether the Town had decided to give Mr. Richard Priddey, past plant operator, anything for his years of service. After a brief discussion it was decided to present Mr. Priddey with something at the Town Meeting in May. Mary will take care of getting a plaque, visa gift card and notifying Mr. Priddey.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro