January 10, 2023 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
January 10, 2023

The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the fellowship room of St. John’s UCC with the following members present: Burgess Barnes, Commissioners Cutshall, Eckenrode, Crum and Case.

There were thirty-six people in attendance.
Burgess Barnes called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

After review of the December 2022 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
After review of the December 2022 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 –0.

The first line of business was a public hearing to obtain comments from the public in reference to allowing chickens in the Town of Woodsboro. Twelve individuals approached the podium and were given three minutes to voice their concerns. Upon hearing these concerns, the Council gave their thoughts. Burgess Barnes asked for a vote to be taken to decide when to vote on allowing or not allowing chickens in town. He thought it would be a good idea to take the time to consider all comments and vote at the February meeting. A vote to vote on changing or not changing the code until the February town meeting passed 3-1. The vote will take place at the February 14th town meeting.

Burgess Barnes reported that the next Planning and Zoning meeting is scheduled for February 6th, beginning at 6:00 PM at St. John’s UCC social hall. Regulations for having chickens in town will be discussed at this meeting. Burgess Barnes reported there is a chance we could be breaking ground on the new town hall by late Spring.

Burgess Barnes reported that himself, Commissioner Crum and Town Clerk Mary Rice looked into a complaint from a resident on Copper Oaks Drive who indicated the street in front of her house had ruts from when the road was resurfaced two years ago. All three agreed there is no significant damage that would be detrimental to anyone. Nothing will be done with the street.

Commissioner Crum opened discussion on the skatepark slated to be built in the Woodsboro Regional Park. The committee is trying to come up with a way to obtain donations. She suggested depositing donations with a non-profit group or the town. Burgess Barnes is not in favor of the town depositing funds for another group and explained why the town cannot do so. It was suggested that the committee approach the Rec Council who is already has 501-C status. Commissioner Crum also reported that the calendar has been updated on the town’s website.

Commissioner Case had nothing to report.

Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.

Commissioner Cutshall had nothing to report.

Resident Judy Katz, Copper Oaks Drive, was in attendance and inquired about interest rates at other banks. She was informed it would not be discussed. Ms. Katz also inquired on when streets in town would be swept again.

Resident Zach Strausbough, S. Main Street, was in attendance to inform the Council there is a
teenager problem in town and inquired about what could be done.

Resident Lily Umberger, Weinberg Court, was in attendance to inquire about a water pressure issue in her home. She was informed that the town keeps their pressure at a constant level. When asked if she had a pressure reducer valve, she indicated she did not.

Resident Dave Weldon, Copper Oaks Drive, complimented the disc golf course for being as amazing as it is.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 4 – 0.